Health Tip: Protect Your Skin After Hair Loss
Skin is more vulnerable to sun's rays without hair's protection
(HealthDay News) -- People who lose their hair -- temporarily from chemotherapy or disease, or permanently -- are more vulnerable to sunburn and skin cancer on the scalp and face.
The U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases suggests how to help protect the skin after hair loss:
- Apply sunscreen on any exposed area, including the face and scalp.
- Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun's glare.
- Don a scarf, hat or wig to shield the scalp from sun exposure and provide warmth.
- If you've lost nose hair, apply a small amount of antibiotic ointment inside the nostrils.
- Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds
December 18, 2014
- Flying Time Could Raise Skin Cancer Risks for Pilots
December 17, 2014
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright © 2011 HealthDay. All rights reserved.