July 2014 Newsletter for Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte (DSC)
How to Check for Bedbugs
If you plan to travel this summer — or anytime, you’ll definitely want to watch this month’s video. It gives tips to help you check for bedbugs while traveling, so you can avoid bites and bedbugs from returning home with you.
How to check for bedbugs (1:55)
Resources Just For Kids
What Dermatologists Tell Their Patients
Bedbugs tend to bite while a person sleeps. Few people awake while being bitten. Most people notice their bites in the morning when they find itchy welts on their skin that appear in a zigzag pattern.
Dermatology in the News
You can prevent, find skin cancer
“Lawn” uses humor to encourage men over 50 years of age to check their skin for signs of skin cancer. “Time” and “Tanning doesn’t make you beautiful” target teens and young women. The message is simple. The effects of tanning will eventually show up on your skin. By stopping now, you can prevent serious and sometimes fatal effects. View PSAs.
Tanning beds, sun lamps to have warning label
Does drinkable sunscreen really work?
To protect your skin from the sun, dermatologists still recommend that you seek shade, use sunscreen, and wear sun-protective clothing. Be sure to use sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection, SPF 30 or higher, and water resistance. You’ll find the Academy’s official position at American Academy of Dermatology Statement on Drinkable Sunscreen.
Indoor tanning raises melanoma risk regardless of sunburn history
Early use of tanning beds, lamps raises skin cancer risk
Study: Men, older patients with melanoma at higher risk for SCC
Multiple sunburns at young age linked to increased melanoma risk