Caution: the sun will come out tomorrow

It’s important to realize that exposure to the sun, with or without sunscreen can lead to melanoma. Our best defense should be to dress appropriately against the sun.

By YAACOV PETERSEIL
August 22, 2018 11:10
Caution: the sun will come out tomorrow

fly hat ad. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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While Ilan was seated in the dermatologist’s office, he fought the urge to scratch the dermatitis that had been plaguing him the entire week. Whatever it was that had bitten him, none of the creams he was using worked. He had recently bought one of those wide brim No Fly Zone hats that guaranteed protection against any insect bites on his face or neck, but the insect had settled for second best, the palm of his right hand. As a much sought-after tour guide, Ilan found it difficult to shake hands with his clients without involuntarily rubbing the client’s palm against his to relieve the itching. Not an ideal way to greet someone.

When his turn came, he eagerly opened his hand to show the doctor what was bothering him, but the doctor barely looked at his red palm. Instead, he was staring intently at the red bump on Ilan’s nose.

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