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Sun Sensitivity: Know Your Meds & Their Side Effects

This past October I wrote a blog about drugs potentially causing photosensitivity a heightened sensitivity to exposure to UVR.I gave a general overview of the types of drugs antibiotics, psoralens and diuretics that can increase the skin’s susceptibility to reddening and burning from UVR exposure. I also discussed the difference between photosensitivity and phototoxic and [...]

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People of All Colors Need SunAWARE

I’ve been hoping when you read my remarks about the Obama family practicing (or not practicing) safe sun protection, you would think, “Hey, wait a minute, isn’t skin cancer a white person’s problem?” The answer is yes and no. Yes, skin cancer is diagnosed more frequently in people with lighter skin, and no, [...]

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