One of the medical centers associated and authorized by the SAD is the Medical Dermatologist's Office Marta Caprow (Arenales 555; Telephone for shifts 03388-422328). The doctor will treat patients with and without social work.
For his part, Lalcec Villegas and the Municipal Hospital will also participate in the campaign, but the only day of attention will be on Wednesday 21 at 12 noon (patients will be treated in the hospital by Dr. Mangini, order arrival).
It is very important to increase the awareness of the population about skin care. This campaign is aimed at men, women and children. Sometimes teenagers are not careful and exposed to the sun, and the effects appear 20 years later. That is why I call on anyone who has moles or skin lesions to come to my office to exercise control and thus prevent the bad effects of the sun, "Caprow told Actualidad.
The specialist has been actively involved in this type of campaign for many years and recognizes that the results generated are positive. Little by little we see greater awareness among people. Many people take care of the sun and protect their skin. But we must continue to work and crash, said the dermatologist.
Polka dots or nevi
Muscles (or melanocytic young people) are common to all people. Young people dominate the areas most exposed to the sun but can be placed anywhere on the skin.
How are young people?
Normal or ordinary young people are usually flat or round, symmetrical, with normal edges and less than 5-6 mm in size. Some start as stains and over the years they get a lighter color and soften. Sometimes hair can grow.
Some young people, called atypical, have a greater risk of becoming a cancer of the skin called melanoma. Dermatology
Who are the informal young people?
They are usually larger than 6 mm, slightly asymmetrical and with many shades of pink coffee and different from each other. They dominate the chest and back, but they can be placed anywhere on the skin and at greater risk of malignant transformation.
They usually appear in people with a large number of nevi (over 100) and sometimes are presented by several members of the same family.
How to test nevi?
Consult a dermatologist for any change to a mole or spot, or wounds that do not cure.
Watch scots and patches personally on a regular basis, with the help of mirrors and other person.
Do not forget the palms and plants, the genital area, the scalp, the mouth, the inside of the umbilicus, the armpits, etc.
As the sun damage is cumulative, repetitive and indiscriminate exposures cause premature aging, precancerous lesions and skin cancer in the long run. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in humans. In the last 30 years, more people have developed skin cancer than any other type of cancer.
One of its most important causes is sun exposure without protection or sunbeds. Other less frequent causes include repeated X-rays, scarring from severe burns, male exposure to the environment, and family history of skin cancer.
How can we prevent it?
The most effective way to prevent skin cancer is education: knowing how, when and how much to expose the sun. Skin cancer is therapeutic in most cases, so it is important to have a continuous self-examination and visit the dermatologist at least once a year as a precautionary measure.
The most common signs that make you suspect skin cancer:
- Originally flat patches of pink or reddish, rough to the touch and becoming increasingly rough or thin. These appear particularly on the face, the back of the hands, the lower lip and the ears.
- The appearance of thrombi in the skin that grow steadily over time.
- Injuries to the skin that are not treated despite appropriate treatment.
- Wound bleeding, spicy, is not caused by the previous trauma.
- A mole that changes color, its edges become irregular, it is asymmetrical and grows (usually larger than 6 mm).
- A dog that moans or burns.
The sun and the skin
Unprotected sun exposure can pose many risks. The damage accumulates and the sun as well as the lamps or the sunbeds are dangerous. You also have to take care of yourself in the cloudy days as the radiation passes through the clouds.
Children under the age of one should be in the shade with light clothing and a hat, avoiding direct sun and drinking plenty of liquid to avoid dehydration. Sunscreens can be used after 6 months of life. There is no reason to reduce the care in front of the sun when you get older. While skin and earrings usually get a slightly darker color during pregnancy and breastfeeding, do not worry: changes may indicate a risk. Some medicines (diuretics, anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, medicines for heart disorders, etc.) can increase the effect of the sun on the skin. Individuals who have undergone organ transplantation or have undergone chemotherapy or radiotherapy should take special care of their skin from the sun. Meet your skin and check it periodically. If new patches appear or have been modified, consult a dermatologist.
- Avoid exposing yourself to the sun between 10 and 16 o'clock.
- Use regular (every 2 hours) sunscreen that prevents UVA and UVB radiation of recognized quality and whose sun protection factor (SPF) is greater than 30.
- Put yourself in the shade
- Shirts with long sleeves.
- Glasses with certified UV filter.