Can a lupus face rash last for a month or more?
Most people with lupus have skin problems, like rashes or sores. Sometimes lupus affects only the skin, and sometimes it affects other parts of the body, too. How long a rash lasts can vary from person to person based on the cause of the rash and how well it responds to treatment.
A lupus rash might be triggered by exposure to UV rays in sunlight or indoor lighting (this is called photosensitivity), certain medications or the inflammation from a lupus flare. The rash may get better after a few days or weeks but can last longer. It is important to work with your doctor to control your lupus rash and make sure your current treatment plan is working well.
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The Lupus Foundation of America and our health education specialists have answered some of your most common questions. The provided answers are for educational and information purposes only. Consult with your doctor/health care team for medical advice.
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