HSP and sun poisoning?

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Hello everyone,

We are new to HSP (this year).  My daughter is 20 and is having a terrible time with the sun.  She has never burned in the sun until this year.  she got sun poisoning terribly after being in the sun for only 30 min.  

Anyone know about this?  thanks!


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    Is she on a steroid or any medications? My son is on a steroid and immunosuppressant and it caused him to burn quickly. We use very high sunscreen and always reapply.

    Hope that helps.

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      Thanks Deena,

      She's not on any meds right now.  only birth control and we thought it may be that so saw the Dr. and she said no as it's a very low dose pill.

      She has a hat, sunscreen etc but is still getting rash, blisters etc.

      It's so odd as it's just started after HSP diagnosis.  Nothing so far online

      Thank you!

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      That's exactly what i'm thinking Deena.  she was diagnosed (after months of searching) a few months ago.  Her last flare was the same time, 3 months ago.  


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      Wow!!! Yeah, probably because HSP is more common in you her kids. My son was diagnosed at 9 and his pediatrician knew right away. Then, it hit his kidneys...So we've been dealing with that for almost a year.

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    Not sure what you mean exactly by sun poisoning but I also got really wiped out for a couple days one time in between HSP episodes when I tried to get some sun for about 30 minutes also. I think the body really just can't take many things when immune system is experiencing HSP. In summary yes I think the sun exposure was likely to cause symptoms.

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