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Rosacea / Systematic Lupus and Sun Protection

06/30/2011

Question:

I have both rosacea and systemic lupus. The sun is not my friend. Short of never going outside ~ what would you recommend in terms of sun screen? Are there other protective measures I should consider? Thanks in advance for your time!

Answer:

You can go outside but you must work hard to avoid sun exposure. Stay in the shade as much as possible. You want to use a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or more and both UVB as well as UVA protection. Clothing with UV protection in it also is another option.

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Response by:

Neil J Korman, MD, PhD Neil J Korman, MD, PhD
Professor of Dermatology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University