Who doesn’t like the sun? The sun is a source of light, warmth and well-being that makes us feel happy. But be careful. Ultraviolet rays are also the main cause of photoaging and skin cancer.
Hand eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin which may be caused by:
• excessive contact with e.g. water and detergents (irritant contact eczema)
• allergy (allergic contact eczema)
• genetics (atopic eczema)
In 2017, I participated in the sun protection campaign “Disfruta del Sol sin dejarte la piel” led by Magdalena de Troya, head of the dermatology department at Hospital Costa del Sol.
The good weather has returned. This means that areas of our bodies, which have been covered with clothes for months, reappear. Some will notice a new or changed mole and seek medical attention. However, melanomas are often detected by coincidence in patients who see the dermatologist for something completely different. A patient might want to show a rash on the back while the dermatologist’s attention is drawn to a mole on the stomach.