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Stay Out Of The Sun (Overview)

Avoidance of direct sun, using hats or umbrellas, or staying in the shade is the best way to prevent sunburn.


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Can I work out with burned skin as long as I stay out of the sun?

Can I work out with burned skin as long as I stay out of the sun?

Burned skin: It should not be a problem as long a you avoid the burned area. Sweat will probably sting the area though. ...Read more

Stay Out Of The Sun (Overview)

Avoidance of direct sun, using hats or umbrellas, or staying in the shade is the best way to prevent sunburn.


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How long after finishing doxycyline should you stay out of the sun?

How long after finishing doxycyline should you stay out of the sun?

4-5 days: The doxyclcline will be completely out of your system 4-5 days after taking the last dose. Avoid the sun and use sun screen for this duration. ...Read more

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I have a pretty bad sunburn. How long should I stay out of the sun now?

Be careful: Once the burn has healed. Never go out without suncscreen, a hat and sunglasses. Remember suncscreen needs to be reapplied every one to 2 hours. There is also sunprotective clothing-some of the companies are coolibar, solumbra and sunday afternnoons, and tilley hats. When you buy a hat make sure it is lightweight or you will not wear it. ...Read more

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Why you have to avoid or stay out of the sun if you want skin to stay younger?

Why you have to avoid or stay out of the sun if you want skin to stay younger?

So many reasons: Sun exposure contributes to break down of elastic tissue and collagen in skin leading to skin wrinkling prematurely. It also causes pigmentary changes: freckles, solar lentigos referred to as "liver or age spots" and is a major contributor to skin cancer and precursors to skin cancer (actinic keratoses) sun avoidance and sun precautions (sun screen, protective clothing) is best for youthful skin. ...Read more

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How long do you need to stay out of the sun after you stop taking lymecycline?

How long do you need to stay out of the sun after you stop taking lymecycline?

Several days: Lymecycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that can have photosensitivity. The half-life of the medicine is 10 hours, so after several days, it should be completely out of one's system. Fortunately it's no longer summer in the Western hemisphere, so this by itself reduces the risk of photosensitivity. ...Read more

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Approximately how long would you have to stay out of the sun to get low vit d level?

Approximately how long would you have to stay out of the sun to get low vit d level?

Few month (6)?: Approximately 5–30 minutes of sun exposure between 10 am and 3 pm at least twice a week to the face, arms, legs, or back without sunscreen usually lead to sufficient vitamin d synthesis and that the moderate use of commercial tanning beds that emit 2%–6% uvb radiation is also effective individuals with limited sun exposure need to include good sources of vitamin d in their diet ...Read more

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I have brown skin so if I stay out of the sun, will I become lighter?

I have brown skin so if I stay out of the sun, will I become lighter?

No: Your skin color is genetic. It is important that you get some sun for vitamin d synthesis in your body. ...Read more

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For how long should I stay out of the sun after undergoing a fractional laser procedure?

For how long should I stay out of the sun after undergoing a fractional laser procedure?

Sun-exposure: After the laser treatment, your skin is more sensitive to sun damage. It is probably best to avoid heavy sun-exposure for at least 1-3 weeks after your procedure. In addition, I would recommend wearing a hat and using topical sunscreen once the skin has healed. ...Read more

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Why do doctors tell you to stay out of the sun after you've had your face lasered?

Why do doctors tell you to stay out of the sun after you've had your face lasered?

Adding injury: Laser treatments precisely pulse intense light to areas of wrinkles and other skin imperfections. You don't want to blast the treated area with more sun exposure afterwards because your skin is now more sensitive to light -- at least until healing occurs. ...Read more

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If I stay out of the sun and stay in the shadows, and lighten my skin, will I actually have pigment loss?

Skin lightning: Your overall skin tone will lighten over time since you will not be getting tan but your skin will not get lighter than it normally is in non-sun exposed areas. ...Read more

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Should I go into the sun if I have melasma? If I have melasma already should I try and stay out of the sun or does it matter? .

Should I go into the sun if I have melasma? If I have melasma already should I try and stay out of the sun or does it matter? .

Melasma: The first 3 treatments for melanoma are: sun avoidance, sun protection, sunblock. Even if you pay lots of money for cosmetic treatments to lighten or remove melasma and then return to unprotected sun, it will come back and you will have wasted money. Buy a big hat and wear it--you'll look great! ...Read more

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How long should I stay out of the sun?

How long should I stay out of the sun?

Forever: Minimal sun exposure is good for vitamin d production but in general we should avoid sun exposure as it increases risk of skin cancers and ages us prematurely! ...Read more

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What medications should I stay out of the sun with when I take?

What medications should I stay out of the sun with when I take?

Various: There are a number of drugs that can cause "photosensitivity". Antibiotics are a common problem (doxycycline is often a cause especially in teenagers taking it for acne). Check with your pharmacist about any specific drugs you may be wary of. ...Read more

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If I stay out of the sun for one whole year, what could happen?

Lower vitamin D: If you avoid sun for one year, your skin will be its lightest in color. Your vitamin d levels may drop and you would be advised to take supplements of this essential vitamin. No other harm is likely. ...Read more

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Can I still get heat stroke if I stay out of the sun during the summer?

Can I still get heat stroke if I stay out of the sun during the summer?

Yes: Heat related illness caused by extended exposure to elevated ambient temps., not necessarily sun exposure?
The sun simply speeds up the process. ...Read more

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Do I stay out of the sun or in the sun? Cancer vs vit d deficiency

Do I stay out of the sun or in the sun? Cancer vs vit d deficiency

Moderation: The whole sun-exposure stuff confuses everyone. A very little exposure depending on your skin tone will get you enough vitamin d which you can also get from supplements; heavier exposure will photoage your skin and put you at a cancer risk. Vitamin d deficiency is very common especially in darker-skinned folks who live above the tropics. ...Read more

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How long after taking doxycycline do I have to stay out of the sun?

How long after taking doxycycline do I have to stay out of the sun?

Doxycycline sun rash: Doxycycline absorbs UV-A, so if you're outdoors when the med is in your system, you could wind up with a photosensitive rash. That rash can be nasty -so it's good to be careful. The half-life of the drug is about 20 hrs, and it binds to proteins in the body. Thus, after about 5 half-lives since you last took the drug, 'all of it' should be out of your system. That's 4-5 days as the other docs said ...Read more

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On antibiotics. Is that why my doctor told me to stay out of the sun?

On antibiotics. Is that why my doctor told me to stay out of the sun?

Possibly: Several antibiotics can cause sun sensitivity. Doxycycline is known for this. Raises an important question...If your doctor told you to stay out of the sun - shouldn't they give a reason? ...Read more

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Why do high blood pressure medications tell you to stay out of the sun?

Why do high blood pressure medications tell you to stay out of the sun?

BP: Some antihypertensives can sensitize the skin to sunlight and make sunburn easier. By lowering the peripheral resistance the BP meds can make on more volume sensitive and make dehydration easier and more serious in the heat. ...Read more

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What are the chances of my melanoma coming back if I use sunblock and stay out of the sun?

What are the chances of my melanoma coming back if I use sunblock and stay out of the sun?

Two issues: Sunblock won't change the risk of a treated melanoma from recurring (coming back), but it will reduce the risk of future skin cancers, which any melanoma patient is at a higher risk of. So protect yourself from the sun using not just sunblock, but shade, clothing and smart sun behavior. Also continue surveillance exams for the melanoma and self skin exams. ...Read more

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How come high blood pressure medicine tell you to stay out of the sun?

How come high blood pressure medicine tell you to stay out of the sun?

Photosensitivity: Some hypertensive medictions can cause a reaction with sunlight leading to a burn like rash. This is more common with hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and furosemide. Some of the calcium channel blockers have been implicated. Sun block helps. It is impractical to avoid the sun altogether as so many of the population have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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There is this mild, itchy sunburn on my arms, what should I do? If I stay out of the sun how can I make it go down faster?

There is this mild, itchy sunburn on my arms, what should I do? If I stay out of the sun how can I make it go down faster?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How long should you stay out of the sun, after the eye dr. Dilates your eyes?

How long should you stay out of the sun, after the eye dr. Dilates your eyes?

You can wear: Dark sunglasses to go out in the sun even immediately after the dilated eye exam. ...Read more

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Is it bad if I go tanning in a tanning bed for 10 minutes once a week (i don't burn easily) since I barely stay out in the sun (cancer wise/skin wise)?

Is it bad if I go tanning in a tanning bed for 10 minutes once a week (i don't burn easily) since I barely stay out in the sun (cancer wise/skin wise)?

Tanning beds: One study showed that the people who had used a tanning bed, tanning booth, or sun lamp were 2.5 times more likely to develop the squamous type of cancer while the increase of basal cancer was 1.5 times greater when compared to those without cancer. The use of tanning beds increases the incidence of melanoma by 74%. Do not start using a tanning bed or you will be sorry. ...Read more