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Hello there kdel,

Just to ask you if your rash is there permanently ? Or is it usually when the warmer weather starts ? Reason I ask is because it might be worth looking into PLE - polymorphic light eruption. Here is a brief description of it

It is a skin complaint caused by sunlight. Typically, those affected by it will have been exposed to the sun for two to three days while on holiday, although the complaint does occur between the spring and autumn months usually, and sometimes as little as 15 minutes' exposure to sunshine can induce the condition. It can even be brought on by sunlight penetrating through a window or thin clothing.

A delayed-onset, spotty, itchy eruption appears on the skin, and may take between 5 to 10 days to clear.

The rash usually consists of small red spots or blisters and can appear on any part of the body that has been exposed to sunshine. It tends to heal ithout scarring.

It is NOT the same as prickly heat. Prickly heat occurs during warm weather and generally affects the trunk (ie, not the head, neck or limbs) and is related to overheating, particularly in areas where there is friction due to clothing.

This is only a brief description of it, and only one that I give in layman's terms, not in a medical capacity. If you are really worried though, I would go to see your doctor for a full examination. As you know, there are many skin rashes associated with Lupus and you have to be very careful and also vigilant in keeping on top of any symptoms whatsoever.

Take care

goldenwings :angel:

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