made worse by sunlight (i.e., photosensitive) is one of the many ways lupus
may present. There are several other features and if you have 4 of 11 criteria (as stipulated by the American Rheumatology Association) then you have lupus.
Photosensitive butterfly shaped rash, kidney
problems, brain problems, abnormal blood counts, positive ANA test are some of the other features of lupus.
I would suggest you first get the screening ANA test (antinuclear antibody) done, and if that is positive then the chances of having lupus is increased.
Please note that commoner things such as dry skin
), fungal infections are commoner that should settle with antifungal creams/moisterizers.
I hope this helps.