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Tag: photosensitivity

Photosensitivity: Avoid Getting a Sunburn This Summer

May 26, 2021 Memorial Day weekend is unofficially the beginning of summer, and this year, a particularly welcome opportunity to get outside with family or friends. Since several vaccines for COVID-19 were released, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control has started allowing travel and socializing again with specific guidelines. But as the beautiful weather calls […] Read More

National Stay Out of the Sun Day

July 3, 2019 Avoiding the sun is something most people with lupus know they just have to live with.  About half of people with lupus experience a “malar” rash that may appear across the cheeks and bridge of the nose in the shape of a butterfly.  Many are sensitive to sunlight (called photosensitivity) meaning that […] Read More

Potential Treatment for Sun Damage Discovered with LRA Funding

August 16, 2018 Exposure to the sun is hard on everyone’s skin, causing cells to die. But skin cells are much more vulnerable in people with lupus.  That reaction is called photosensitivity. A team of scientists led by Theresa Lu, MD, PhD, at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York may have discovered why. […] Read More
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