View Full Version : Will infrared heat lamps affect lupus?

11-10-2013, 03:01 PM
I want to installed an infrared heat bulb in the shower for this winter, for my mom. She'll afraid of the cold. My doctor told me to stay away from the sun. Right now, I'm on medication, and my rash is gone. Currently taking Prednisone and Hydrocortisone. I want to know if the infrared light will affect me or being back the bad butterfly rash.

Thank you.


11-11-2013, 12:52 AM
it may ....... it depends on what they use as a heating element.

any of the lamps that emit uv rays, (like solarium bulbs), are very bad for us.
as they emit the bad part of the suns light. (uv rays are what cause our problems)

if they are heat emitting bulbs, then usually they do not cause the same damage, but can cause heat related problems.
many of us are susceptible to heat variances, and until you try it .... you will not know how it effects you.

for me, any increase in my core body temperature causes problems.
any increase in a local body temperature causes rash and itchiness.
so i would be careful of my scalp if standing under a heat lamp.

but everyone is different .......

11-11-2013, 07:05 AM
I can' t tell you about all of them but I can tell you that I put my toes under one to dry my nails at a salon and it sent me into a huge flare several years ago. I am scared of them now

11-12-2013, 06:26 AM
My bathroom has one, don't know which type. 3 days ago I accidentally turned it on. The effect was that for the past 2 days I just want to sleep. I keep falling asleep luckily I'm ok when I need to do things it's only when I sit.

So be careful