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I know this may seem like a weird question, but bear with me.

I wonder what sort of exposure time in the sun usually contributes to a rash?

I haven’t been out in the sun for a while, not that we have had the weather for it with our fine British summertime. But I have been too unwell to actually venture out since my operation in July.

Anyway, my rash has gone into a remission during this time, coincidence or not, I don’t know. So today I thought I really fancied a sit in the garden to get some fresh air. Anyhow I managed about ten minutes before the smell from the local farm hit me, The smell of festering manure or the like. So I came in and then about half an hour later my legs were burning and parts of my face. It’s not as if it was mid-day sun just afternoon, October sun and for such a short time.

I can feel my lips and around my hairline has got that old familiar burny feeling to it and I am dreading what it is going to be like in the morning. Hopefully it will have died down by then.

So I was wondering could such a short exposure time be the cause?

Thanks in advance for any responses!


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Hi Star,

It most definitely could if you are photosensitive. At one stage I was in the sun for 5 minutes with hat and sunscreen prior to diagnosis and I ended up covered in livedo reticularis (even non exposed skin), I got the facial rash, petichae and pleuritis, aching joints etc. :eek: I also felt like a truck had run over me and spent several days in bed. Other times I had seizures and the presence of protein and red cells in urine after a tiny amount of sun exposure.

Do be careful :)

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