In this video from newlifeoutlook, lupus vlogger and writer Anna Scanlon talks about ways fellow lupus sufferers can stay safe in the sun. Anna explains that most people with lupus are sun-sensitive, but those who take the medication Plaquenil are even more at risk of sun-sensitivity.
As well as slathering on the sunscreen, Anna recommends wearing long-sleeved, thin white cotton tops over bathing suits at the beach, which will provide an extra layer of sun protection. Hats are a must, but big floppy hats are good for keeping the sun off the face and the back of the neck.
Anna suggests lupus patients find shade wherever possible, and advises bringing a parasol to help in places with little natural shade.
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