Video communication has blossomed during the coronavirus pandemic but is this a good thing for medicine. See the views of patients across the globe and the ways the trend may impact on the future of dermatology.
Reticence to visit medical facilities is understandable, yet the risks are small, compared to the danger from melanoma. Checking your own skin and seeking specialist support when needed are a valuable use of time, for a disease which is far simpler to treat in the early stages.
We rationally feel that UV rays from the sun are less of an issue in winter but that is not the case. The never go away and added elements such as surface reflectivity, or altitude increase their strength. A danger during winter sports, or other outdoor pursuits.
We have all become familiar with Covid-19 testing but during the pandemic, other forms of diagnosis have suffered. See how this can be avoided and why doing so is vital to health, not least when dealing with skin cancer.
Understanding the link between skin cancer and coronavirus is important, not least if deeper treatment has made you more vulnerable. Setting aside misinformation online will also help, on topics such as the repercussions of Long Covid.
There are strange ideas for home mole removal online, from basic to brutal. Neither are remedies for sale such as lasers, sonics, or creams much better, when they have unintended consequences and miss important medical points.
People living alone, rather than with a partner tend to see later diagnosis of skin cancers, with worse outcomes. The cause is well understood and avoiding risks from delayed treatment is possible for us all, with a little effort.
If symptoms are not caught early, treatment for serious skin cancers can bring side effects, with long term consequences. See how young lives can be affected and ways people can avoid harmful health issues in the future.
Sunscreen use has grown in recent decades, although misunderstandings still abound. The web has brought ideas for home recipes, there are concerns on vitamin D production, or how much sunscreen to use. See the research proven reality and how to protect yourself.
A little sunlight can be a pleasure at all ages, although our skin is delicate in the first few months after birth. See ways you can offer protection, for the present and to help prevent skin cancers from developing in later years.