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zulily
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   Posted 1/15/2015 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I drove about 20 minutes to meet my mom for lunch and after about 15 into our lunch she said that I have a rash on my face. I was wondering because my face felt a little itchy and tight. after about another 15 my cheeks where not as red but my nose continued to be red and as we walked to the car she said oh my you are really red. It is much more noticeable outside. I have been inside now for 45 minutes and my face continues to have a slight burning sensation as well as the itchiness and the tightness.

couchtater
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   Posted 1/15/2015 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like photosensitivity.
about 70% of us are photosensitive. Some people can get by with just sunscreen, but I'm extremely sensitive to all UV light. I wear special protective clothing, hat, and gloves. My bedroom has blackout curtains and I use only LED bulbs.

I get my clothes from coolibar.com and sungrubbies.com.
Joy
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zulily
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   Posted 1/15/2015 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you ever get like a bruised feeling? I mean this morning I noticed that my upper boney part of my chest feels bruised and so does my chin. I don't remember bumping either one. Also I did a little more standing last night and I noticed my hips are sore. Could this be related to lupus? Again I will mention that I have not been diagnosed with anything yet.

couchtater
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   Posted 1/15/2015 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
My face feels sensitive after a sun rash.
Joy
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Jon_sparky
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   Posted 1/18/2015 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
"Coolibar" makes great sun cloths, I also use "Columbia" they have a outlet stor where I get good discounts.
My face only shows a faint outline of the butterfly rash, luckily it coincided with my trip to the Rheumy. She said they had a new non steroid cream that relives the itching, and helps heal the rash. I go to see my dermatologist next month, so I will ask her about this.
Jon

zulily
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   Posted 1/18/2015 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I noticed a rash again on Sat. I was not really in the direct sun but outdoors for about 45 min then I went shopping and spent some time in the car. When I got home I was drained and my cheeks were red with a few raised bumps with a bright red cherry nose. My face felt a little itchy and swollen. I take pictures with my cell phone but the rash looks faded out in the pics

Jon_sparky
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   Posted 1/19/2015 1:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I use a spf 50 with zinc, never go out in the sun or in the shade without it. The skin is reacting to the UV light, it will even penetrate normal cotton clothing. Even if it is cloudy outside, you will still get UV exposure.
Good luck, stay safe!
SLE Lupus, hypothyroidism, Polyneuropathy, Skin Cancers, Osteoarthritis, and myfascial Pain syndrome.

couchtater
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   Posted 1/19/2015 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
UV rays can pass through glass, regular curtains, and any thing light can pass through. Only special treated items can let light through but block UV rays. Did you know CF bulbs, fluorescent lighting, Halogen bulbs, and tanning beds emit UV Rays?
If I get near a halogen bulb I feel awful.
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

Becky20
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   Posted 2/1/2015 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
My dr noticed the rash on my face. I've slowly been noticing it more and more myself as slightly flushed skin with splotchy red dots like freckles under my eyes and towards my cheekbones. I suspect the lighting at work is causing this. They use fluorescent lighting which is quite bright. Has anyone tried uv makeup? Which brand do you recommend? I've tried Almay and there is something in it which really irritates my eyes after a couple hrs. Should I wear sunscreen even under clothing?

couchtater
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   Posted 2/1/2015 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I would wear sunscreen under my clothes if I wasn't wearing my special clothing . Can you wear a stylish hat with a wide brim in your office? It will give you extra protection.
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

Becky20
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   Posted 2/1/2015 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh I missed where you said protective clothing! Thank you for mentioning it again. I may try the hat, I do need to wear my hair down more often too. I also love the protective clothing idea and already found a pullover online, with a hood and coverage over the hands. My boss turns the ac on at work year round so something like that seems perfect. I can't wait to do some shopping!

couchtater
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   Posted 2/2/2015 1:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Coolibar.Com has some great looking hats and shirts.
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))
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