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    Default Painful Lupus Rashes... Help please

    Hey I have a Lupus related question. Does anyone else have red rashes that are Very painful and itchy? I'm not sure what to do for them. I have not been exposed to poison ivy at all nor have I started new meds or ate anything new. Any suggestions?

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    Minor sun exposure can give me extreme rashes
    I work outside year round and manage by using sunscreen (lots of sunscreen) and long sleeve clothing that has built in spf protection.
    Having been on plaquenol for 3 years I believe has helped control the severity of my rashes but every now and then I'll miss a spot, like the back of my hands and I get a very painful reminder of just how much the sun effects me.
    When I was first diagnosed I thought that sun damage was limited to rashes etc but it also can trigger a flare resulting in joint pain, muscle swelling, headaches etc.
    Fifteen minutes in the sun can make me miserable for a week.

    Take Care!

    Niall

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    I'm sorry to hear that. Thank you for the advice. I have't been in the sun today though

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    My face and arms do not like any sun exposure - I get very itchy just running out the trash without my skin covered. I also react to time spent under indoor fluorescent lights. I take Benadryl several times a day in spring and summer to help with the itch. Lotions and many sunscreens make me itch worse so I try to wear long sleeves as much as possible. Once I am itch mode even water touching me burns. I found that aloe gel is the only thing that soothes and quiets my skin. Good luck trying to pinpoint the source of the itch.

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    I get random hives that sound like that. Mine go away after several days. When I first got one I thought it was like a spider bite or poison ivy but eventually realized they were hives. I get them in different places and usually only one or two at a time. Though unsettling and a little painful they haven't caused any major problems for me. Make sure you take pictures and show your doctors.

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    Thank you for all youre help! I'm thinking it may be a reaction to Tramadol. It started when I started the medication so I'm going to talk to my Dr tuseday. thank you again!!

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