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For a Lupus patient the sun is the enemy. Lupus is a multisystem disease with a tendency to cause skin rashes. These often appear on light exposed skin after exposure to sunlight (for example face, neck, hands, and feet). These rashes are called photosensitive rashes and are one of the hallmarks of the disease (see relevant lupus fact sheet). Some patients complain of feeling unwell after going out in the sun, even for relatively short periods (such as half an hour). For example, they may develop migraine, nausea (feeling sick) or joint pains. These are all manifestations of light sensitivity in lupus patients.