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Special UV Blocking Clothes ?

Discussion in 'Living with lupus' started by Blewyn, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Blewyn

    Blewyn New Member

    Hi folks !

    Can you recommend the best brand of UV blocking clothes ? My wife has discoid lupus.

    Thanks !
     
  2. lazylegs

    lazylegs Moderator

    The two I have used are Solumbra and Coolibar. In the past the lighter color clothing has come with a warning that it might not be as effective but I have not had a problem. You may want to take that into consideration if you order anything though.
     
  3. Surferboy

    Surferboy Registered

    I don't know how true this is, but my nephrologist and rhuematolgist have both told me that simple tight weaved cotton clothing that covers the skin should be enough to protect from UV rays. What do you guys think?
     
  4. lazylegs

    lazylegs Moderator

    It depends on the time of the year for me. In the summer it can take 2 layers for me not to react. That second layer makes me warmer and the UV protected clothes are lighter and many have vents so I am cooler. We are all different so you have to decide what is best for you.
     
  5. MissDaisy 1

    MissDaisy 1 Member

    Coolibar tends to provide a bit more fashionable clothing that is not as cool. I think the workmanship isn't as good as Solumbra. Solumbra on the other hand bas cooler clothing that's a bit better made but not as fashionable. For me I typically wear Solumbra clothing as I need to have clothing that keeps me cool. During summer it can easily reach 110 degrees here.
     
  6. Robin Jackson

    Robin Jackson Member

    You can also purchase a product called Sunguard which washes in SPF 30 into your regular clothing. About $3 per box and lasts through several washes.
     

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