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Lupus And Sun Sensitivity

Hey Lupies,

Summer is here and it’s imperative that we take precautions to reduce the effects of sun exposure.

About two-thirds of the people with lupus are UV light-sensitive. Many experience an increase in lupus symptoms after being exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays, either from the sun or from artificial light.

Sunlight may cause also a lupus flare, resulting in fever, joint pain, or even organ inflammation. Each person with lupus may have a different level of photosensitivity – just like in the general population.

Try the helpful tips above to make this summer a successful one :)

For a future with #nolupus we must first get to #knowlupus!


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