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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes : Exposure to the sun is one of the primary reasons for developing skin cancer. That is why it is important to always wear plenty of sunblock and minim ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience in Dermatology
Sunsick?: Cannot answer this question because too little info has been given, but i can say that there are numerous skin problems which originate with sun expos ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
None: The sun always damages the skin.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Long term effects: On the good side, vitamin D deficiency will not be an issue. But you increase your risk of melanoma, skin cancer, cataracts, and macular degeneration ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Melanoma: There is no specific amount of sun exposure that is considered totally safe. A single exposure could theoretically cause a melanoma. For any individu ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Sun may cause irritation to skin, sunburn. The best way to know or conform if you have folliculitis is to see doctor and treat accordingly.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: Since Fordyce's spots are ectopic sebaceous glands beneath the skin, sunlight would not grow their size, but of course, as expected, the overlying ski ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Decrease the chance of getting skin cancer; wrinkling and freckling would also be lessened.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: especially if you get a significant sun burn.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Tanning: Sun tanning or tanning salons will not permanently darken your skin.
A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Not Likely: Probably not, unless you're an albino. And that's the amount of time each day suggested to get your Vitamin D going. But wear a hat or sunblock on you ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lana Long
Dr. Lana Long answered
32 years experience in Dermatology
A lot!: Photodamage is the primary cause for aging skin. Look at your behind, which in most people hasn't seen too much sun!. Most people notice a paler col ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience in Family Medicine
With one condition: Only if it has sun screen in it. Most tanning lotion is meant to enhance the sun's tanning effects, not to block it's harmful uv rays that cause burns ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Physical sunblock: The use of a good quality physical sun block that blocks out both UV A and UVB rays. The skin will still tan but to a much lesser extent. The physical ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: You should always protect yourself from sun-exposure whether you have permenant make-up or not. The pigments will fade somewhat faster from the sun e ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Don't look for cause: Acne is unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle and only marginally to diet. Don't try to figure out the cause, but manage your illness until it self-cures ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Porphyria: There is a rare disorder of blood products called porphyria it was the basis for several horror movies in the old days such as the wolf man because th ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience in Dermatology
Sunlight: Use sun protection as much as possible without wrecking your life enjoyment. You will get enough vitamin d from a healthy diet..
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Larson
41 years experience in Ophthalmology
Tetracycline antibio: Tetracycline as a class of antibiotics can cause sun sensitivity and rach.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Some patients will worsen with sun exposure, others will improve.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Break dna: Knock off a base (atgc -base pairs), cause a strand break, and most lethally, cause a double strand break. We have repair enzymes, but mis-repair can ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No, not really: Adjust your room temperature down a bit.It might help if it is due to the temp in your house.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience in Pediatric Dentistry
Hat: Wearing a hat when you go outdoors is the best way to protect hair from UV sun radiation.

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