I am soo confused

Posted by: pugs

I am soo confused - 09/02/05 01:26 AM

I am 14 but i don't know one thing. How do u deal with people always making sunburn comments about you. This one time this lady said wow ur luck i bet everyone says ur sunburn cuz u look it. help please
Posted by: immystique

Re: I am soo confused - 09/02/05 01:28 PM

I have LI and I get that all the time, too. I don't get those comments as much as I used to, though, since I started wearing foundation & makeup--that covers up most of the redness.

Most of the time, I say (nicely) I'm not sunburned, I was born this way, the same thing goes for my hands. Most people just leave it alone then. No more questions and no more comments.

Sometimes I don't feel like getting into my medical history w/ strangers, so I just smile & agree with them, saying something like "I was on my motorcycle all weekend" or something like that.
Posted by: Beth Engerman

Re: I am soo confused - 09/02/05 02:04 PM

I used to feel the need to explain to people that I don't have a sunburn, but I really don't anymore. I will only share the specifics of my skin disease with people that are close to me and are truely interested in understanding.

With strangers I do one of two things (depending on my mood for the day). I just smile and agree that I got a really bad sunburn (I do this a lot now that I am a little older).

Or I tell them that I have a sun allergy and my mom/dad locked me out of the house (I did this more when I was a teenager). I thought it was funny, my parents didn't find it funny at all.

I say let it go smile and agree with them and move on with your day. As long as they aren't trying to deliberately hurt your feelings I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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Posted by: pugs

Re: I am soo confused - 09/04/05 04:05 AM

Hey guys thank you so much for your answers and if anyone else has an answer to any of my other questions my user name is pugs. Thnak you