Chat Health: Dr Ross Perry Answers Sun Questions

05 Jun 2017 | Category: Medical
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Chat Magazine Sun Exposure Advice

With summer on its way, Chat Magazine’s health column invited Dr Ross Perry to tackle reader’s questions on sun exposure, sunburn, sunscreen, sun bathing and other related issues. 

Dr Ross Perry is an expert on skin issues, particularly relating to moles and sun damage. As well as offering private treatments such as mole removal at his own Cosmedics Skin Clinics, he also works in the NHS specialising in skin cancer reconstruction.

The ‘Bloke’s Bit’ question related to a ‘prank’ – allowing certain bits of the skin to burn or resist the sun for a specific design:

“My mates drew a face on my back with sunscreen while I was asleep in the sun. How can I get rid of it?”
Martin, 36, Chelmsford

Dr Ross Perry’s answer:

“It will fade in time.
“Make sure you apply sunscreen 15 minutes before you go into the sun in future as it can take this long to work and soak in.”

Another reader had sunburned nipples and was looking for advice on how to protect these more sensitive areas of skin:

“I sunbathed topless and now my nipples are itchy. What can I do? Should I wear sunscreen on my breasts in future?”
Kerry, 39, Chester

Dr Ross Perry’s answer:

“Sensitive areas are more vulnerable to the sun and have a higher risk of getting burnt.
“To help soothe this area, I’d advise using an E45 itch relief cream.
“Ideally you need to avoid getting sunburnt here, so sun block will help.”

One reader had a nasty case of sunburn (affecting the skin) and sunstroke (affecting how she felt) due to excessive sunbathing:

“I have blisters on my lower back from sunbathing and now I feel sick and dizzy. How can I soothe the skin?”
Shona, 41, Newcastle

Dr Ross Perry’s answer:

“Blistering sunburn can confer a significant increase risk of skin cancer.
“The best advice is to make sure you have lots of moisturising cream such as Epaderm ointment or aloe vera to help soothe the skin.”

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DR ROSS PERRY

doctor ross perryDr Ross Perry regularly provides expert comment and advises the media on a range of skincare and health-related issues.

He has particular expertise in skin surgery mole removal, sun damage and melanoma; having removed thousands of moles in his career, both within the NHS and privately through Cosmedics Skin Clinics.

DR ROSS PERRY

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COSMEDICS SKIN CLINICS

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email info@cosmedics.co.uk to book an appointment.

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