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Lupus with Stage 4 Kidney Failure: Deal with Skin Problem in Summer

Lupus with Stage 4 Kidney Failure: Deal with Skin Problem in SummerPeople with Lupus are very sensitive to the sun. Sunlight can worsen rashes and cause lupus flares. Hence, it is important for individuals with Lupus and Stage 4 Kidney Failure to deal with skin problem well in summer. Here are some tips for your reference:

• Avoiding the sun when it is the strongest, between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The intensity of UV light at this time of the day is often at its peak.

• Wearing the correct clothing. If you are going to be out in the middle of a summer day, wearing a broad-brimmed hat that covers the ears and scalp and keeps your face shaded. Tightly-woven, loose-fitting clothing with long sleeves and long pants are also recommended.

• Avoiding other sources of UV light such as fluorescent tube light, halogen bulbs, tanning beds, etc.

• Wearing sunblock everyday that protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. The sunscreen should be applied in a very thick layer. Kindly remember to apply sunscreen to the neck, ear, 'v' of the chest, hands, arms, and face. Wearing sunblock if you are near a window or driving a car.

• Watching your make-up. Try to buy brands that are also UV protectors, and that are hypoallergenic.

• Takeing drugs as prescribed and directed by your doctor. Some medicines can worsen the skin condition such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Hope the above suggestions can be helpful. If you or your beloved one has Lupus and Stage 4 Kidney Failure, we are here to help! With timely treatment, the progression of the disease to ESRD can be stopped and Dialysis can also be avoided. If you want personalized advice, chat with our online doctor or leave a message in the below. Good luck!

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