Intense burning sensation in the sun

Hi all. I have read people with lupus can not stand being in the sun. I find I have to plaster my top half in factor 50 as I feel like I'm on fire but I don't go red or peel so can't actually be burning my skin. Is this a condition caused by lupus? Not been diagnosed but gp and kidney specialist both agree it's possible with all my conditions.

1 Reply

  • Hi there,

    Many people with lupus experience a flare of their symptoms when exposed to sunlight. You can read more about lupus and light sensitivity in this blog post on our website We also have a leaflet on the topic that you can access or request on our website

    If you think you could have the condition, please speak to your GP who will be able to do the necessary test. You can read about the symptoms and diagnosis of lupus on our website

You may also like...