I read your post asking about rashes from the sun. I can only speak from personal experience, so I'm not sure what the medical response to your question would be. But, I have fair skin and red hair, I always thought of myself to be sensitive to the sun, etc. I was diagnosed with Lupus this past April, so this was my first summer diagnosed. I tried my hardest to stay out of the sun and I would say in general that I did a pretty good job. There was one day that I went to the beach with some friends. I lathered on the sun block, but it didn't seem to be enough. I got a horrible headache and felt like I was overheating. I used to get heat rashes frequently, but I've never had the typical butterfly rash. As others have also mentioned, I have an eye sentitivity to the sun and have a very difficult time being outside (especially driving) without sun glasses on. I don't know if this is directly related to Lupus or not, but as the most of us.. I love blaming everything on Lupus! haa
Hope this was at least a little helpful.. at the least know that others are experiencing the same!
Oh, and sorry for my spelling, my spell check doesn't work on this computer and no time to edit!
Lupus, Secondary Raynaud's Phenomenon, Pernio (Chilblains)