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  • What is photosensitivity?

    What is photosensitivity?

    Photosensitivity (or sun sensitivity) is inflammation of the skin induced by the combination of sunlight and certain medications or substances. This causes redness (erythema) of the skin and may look similar tosunburn. Both the photosensitizing […]

  • Photosensitivity and Caring for Your Skin

    Photosensitivity and Caring for Your Skin

    People who are affected with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (about half), and especially those affected with cutaneous lupus (about 70% to 90%), often discover that they are highly photosensitive, or sensitive to sunlight. Reasons why […]

  • Sun Allergy (Photosensitivity)

    Sun Allergy (Photosensitivity)

    What Is It? A sun allergy is an immune system reaction to sunlight, most often, an itchy red rash. The most common locations include the “V” of the neck, the back of the hands, the […]