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Lupus and Your Skin: How to Avoid Summer Flare-Ups (Video)

Be prepared with expert advice to keep your skin calm

We all need to protect our skin from the sun’s damaging rays, and if you have lupus, you know that being prepared for summer is especially important. With warm weather, delicate skin can more easily burn or redden with a rash. And while a butterfly rash has a nice name, it’s not fun at all to deal with that redness across the cheeks and nose that give it this name. 

The precautions people with lupus need to take in spring and summer include avoiding the sun and staying in touch with your doctors. Creams, lotions or ointments, and in advanced cases, oral medications, might also help suppress the immune system.

Watch this video for more skin-saving advice for lupus patients.

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Howard Smith, MD, is Staff Rheumatologist at Cleveland Clinic and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

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