Enjoying the Sun without Making Yourself the Main Course

With July 3rd being National Stay Out of the Sun Day (really), it reminds us that caring for the largest organ of our bodies is just as important as caring for our brain, heart, lungs or kidneys.

If you are a “Sun worshiper” and enjoy tanning and being outdoors uncovered, then maybe you should consider a day off.  While fresh air and sunshine are generally considered healthy, it can be too much of a good thing.  Too much Sun can result in:

  • Skin damage (including sunburn).
  • Premature aging.
  • Potential skin cancers.

How can you protect yourself from bright Sun? Try one or more of these preventative options:

  • Lather up with sunscreen.
  • Head for the shade.
  • Stay hydrated (good for the rest of your body as well).
  • Put on a floppy, shades or put up an umbrella.

As the old adage goes. “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” taking precautions is the best approach to avoiding summertime maladies.  However, should you need to be treated for sunburn or dehydration or other related conditions, please seek medical attention.

Frontline ER prides ourselves in having some of the best-trained ER doctors and nurses around along with state-of-the-art treatments for a variety of conditions.  Our facilities are fully equipped and a clean and safe environment, featuring private rooms and a full-service lab and dispensary. We bill out-of-network for most insurance plans but accept what the networks pay.

Frontline ER is an acute care emergency room providing healthcare services to the communities we live and work within. Give us a call or contact us through our website should you have more questions about our services.

*photos courtesy of Unsplash (photographers: Carolina Heza and Mayur Gala)


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