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For Highly Sun-Sensitive Patients

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A few people (less than 5 percent) are extremely sensitive to ultraviolet light and need to take extra precautions. For most people, the reason for the heightened sensitivity is because they carry a specific type of antibody: the anti-SSA (Ro) antibody. Taking Some Simple Protective Steps People with this heightened sensitivity can do some helpful […]

What Lupus Patients Need to Know About Sunscreens and Sunblock

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During the last 20-30 years, Americans have become wiser about sun protection. Unfortunately, the sunscreens that received FDA approval at that time did not provide full-spectrum coverage. The emphasis was on protecting against ultraviolet B (the burning rays). For patients with lupus, protection against ultraviolet A is just as important. Sun from the A spectrum […]