True or False: It can be especially important for people with lupus to protect from the sun.
True! Because many people with lupus are
sensitive to sunlight (called photosensitivity), skin rashes often first
develop or worsen after being out in the sun. Some people find that the
appearance of the malar butterfly rash is a sign of an oncoming disease flare.
Trying to limit outdoor activities when UV rays are at their peak (between 10:00am and 2:00pm), wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen, and protective clothing and wide-brimmed hats can help limit your skin's exposure to direct sunlight.
How do you protect yourself from the sun?