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hi all
cant remeber if it was last week or the week before we had the hot sun in uk
but i thought i go out in the sun to get sun tanned how boreing is it lol but wanted to get some colour yeppie got sun tanned and even legs but had red blochers flat on shins legs was red so its that just sunburn it was like blood under skin i asked my friends if they ever had this with sunburn and they all said no i know ive never had it before but never sun bathed before cos so boreing my legs didnt hurt and now there brown and the blood under the skin has gone but not sure if it normal even tho no one has had it when they got sun on there legs who i asked so not sure if normal or could be lupus related not dx

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Er anyone with lupus or another suspected auto-immune disease should stay well away from the sun!

Not only are most lupus patients quite (or very) photosensitive but it can also trigger a flare of the disease.

I'm not sure about exactly what you are describing, especially with blood under the skin but it is definitely not normal.

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the best way to describ it is you know when you get older and you skin thins bruises go redish purple its was simler to that but not as dark and more like rash than one spot but only on my shines if that makes more sensen sry about spelling see i didnt do well at school lol
 

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Did it look anything like the rash in the first picture here? I found this in Clare's thread about photosensitive rashes - well worth having a look.

http://dermnetnz.org/immune/dermatomyositis.html

That would be odd as that is a dermatomyositis rash and that's pretty rare but it sounds a little like that.

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It sounds like you fried the veins in your legs until they melted a bit letting the blood seep out - or something like that. A tan represents damaged skin
Try using the excellent tanning lotions.

It's an idea to take photos of any skin problems since they are rarely there when it would come in really handy.

We don't care about spelling here :)
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anyone for roasted shins then ehhehe
i did use sun cream but i geuss not strong i am darked skined so i dont really burn but i guess this time i did the pictures of the womans arm is abit simler but not as much as that but somethink like that
 

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Hi there, a good rule to remember is that the sun is your enemy. And no matter how light or dark the shade of your skin is, if you can't stay out of the sun completely, (which would be the perfect solution), you must use the highest number of a good sun lotion. You should also use it under your face foundation. Anything over 50-60 number is good. Be carefull.
 
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