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Posts for: July, 2018

July 23, 2018
Category: Uncategorized
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Its summer time! We are in the midst of summer and I have been getting a lot of questions about how to treat sunburns. Here are my favorite tips! 

 

1.    Treat as soon as you notice it. Get out of the sun, get indoors, or wear protective clothing. 

2.    Use a gel or moisturizer with aloe vera. I like to stick these in the fridge and apply as frequently as you like. It will soothe uncomfortable skin. 

3.    If you have really uncomfortable areas, you may want to apply OTC hydrocortisone 1% cream or may need a prescription strength topical steroid to help the more inflamed areas. 

4.    Take cool baths or showers. Pat dry once out of the shower or bath, which leaves some water on your skin. Then apply moisturizers. 

5.    Stay hydrated. Your body will be loosing more fluids so you have to replenish. 

 

Remember that cumulative sunburns can lead to early aging, sun damage and skin cancer. The best thing to do is to prevent by wearing sun protective clothing, SPF > 30 and REAPPLY every 1.5 hours especially after sweating or water activity. Thanks for reading! 

 

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¡Es verano! Estamos en pleno verano y he estado recibiendo muchas preguntas sobre cómo tratar las quemaduras solares. ¡Aquí están mis consejos favoritos!

 

1. Trate tan pronto como lo note. Salga del sol o use ropa protectora.

2. Use un gel o humectante con aloe vera. Me gusta meterlos en el refrigerador y aplicarlos con la frecuencia que desee. Calmará la piel incómoda.

3. Si tiene áreas realmente incómodas, puede aplicar hydrocortisone crema 1% sin  prescripción o puede necesitar un esteroide tópico con receta para ayudar a las áreas más inflamadas.

4. Tome baños fríos. Una vez fuera del baño, secese pero deje un poco de agua sobre la piel. Luego aplice humectantes.

5. Mantente hidratado. Su cuerpo perderá más líquidos de su piel quemada. 

 

Recuerde que las quemaduras acumuladas pueden provocar envejecimiento prematuro, daño solar y cáncer de piel. Lo mejor que se puede hacer es evitar las quemaduras solares usando ropa protectora contra el sol, SPF> 30 y REAPLICAR cada hora y media, especialmente después de sudar o actividad acuática. Gracias por leer! 

 

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By SOUTHEAST DERMATOLOGY
July 10, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: skin cancer  

Skin CancerSkin cancer signs may not seem alarming initially. Unfortunately, if you ignore changes in your skin, you may put your health at risk. The dermatologists at Southeast Dermatology regularly diagnose and treat skin cancer in their Houston and Pasadena, TX, offices.

Can I ignore that spot?

Pimples, insect bites, rashes and other minor skin conditions are often, but not always, responsible for spots on your skin. If a new spot doesn't begin to fade after a few weeks, or you notice a change in a mole, it's time to schedule an appointment with your Pasadena or Southeast Houston skin doctor. If you do happen to have skin cancer, you may notice these changes:

  • A Never-Ending Pimple: Red, pimple-like bumps can form on your skin if you have squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma. The bumps usually develop on areas of your body that receive regular sun exposure. Most pimples only last about two or three weeks. If your "pimple" hasn't gone away in that time, it may actually be a type of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma can also appear as brown, black or pink bumps on your skin.
  • Flaky Skin Patches: Dry skin isn't the only cause of flaky skin. An area of reddened skin that appears flaky or crusty may be a sign of squamous cell cancer.
  • Open Sores That Don't Heal: Non-healing sores may occur if you have either squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma.
  • Mole Changes: Changes in moles can be a sign of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. If you have melanoma, your mole may change color, bleed, hurt or itch. A round mole may suddenly become irregular in shape, or you may notice that borders of the mole look rough or uneven. Reddened skin or swelling around the mole, texture changes, or a dry, flaky appearance may also be signs that something's not quite right with your mole.

Prompt treatment of skin cancer can help you protect your health. If you notice any of these signs and symptoms, schedule an appointment with the dermatologists at Southeast Dermatology by calling (281) 991-5944 for the Pasadena, TX office or (281) 481-0033 for the Houston, TX office.