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the advantages and disadvantages of sunbathing

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Sun exposure (specifically uv light exposure) is dangerous from the standpoint that it will increase one's risk for skin cancer. One only needs to bu ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
There isn't a cure: For cold. Sunbathing will not cure a cold.
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
16 years experience Family Medicine
Likely: Sunshine helps synthesize vitamin D in our body and boosts our immunity. Laying on the beach should help you feel better and get over your cold faster ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No it can't: Sun exposure will produce vit. D, cause wrinkles and skin cancer. It will not help a cold. The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
26 years experience Internal Medicine
High temperature: Cold viruses thrive in low humidity and cold temperatures. They cannot survive at elevated temperatures. The sun bathing can be helpful to keep the te ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Bad: Jet lag is tough. Adjust to the local time and not california time. Coffee and expresso usually help to fix it.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Sty treatment.: They usually go away on their own.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Fungal infection: Body fungus - tinea does not tan with sunbathing appears white compared to normal skin. If these have scale might have in addition seborrhic dermatiti ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Follow up rec.: I would recommend using a good sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. The small areas of hypopigmentation on your legs may be Pityriasis alba. It should fad ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Scar and sunburn: New, fresh scars will sunburn more easily than ordinary skin. Old scars will not. A scar is fresh for several weeks. Protect the scar with strong suns ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Sunstroke: Rest and hydration are all you need.
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