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Stumped with Sun Sensitivity

For about 2 years I've had increasing sun sensitivity.  Now, within 7 min. my neck, head and hands turn red...no bumps or hives...just red.  Once indoors, or covered up, redness subsides within 10 min.  My ANA has been elevated for a few years.   But I am on blood pressure meds and one doc. says that it looks like that is what's elevating my ANA.  I am also sensitive to EMF's.

ANA Titer1:160 Titer

ANA PATTERN = HOMOGENEOUS AND SPECKLED

thanks,

Harrison

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Check whether your skin product/ sun screen is contributing to the problem. I found perfume in these creams was the problem interacting with sun.

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Hi getbetter, do you currently have a diagnosis of lupus?

We have a factsheet about lupus and light sensitivity which you can read or download from our website here - lupusuk.org.uk/wp-content/u...

In addition, we have a section of our website dedicated to this symptom which provides a lot of additional information and advice - lupusuk.org.uk/eclipse/

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