sunburn

  • Is your skin covered?

    Cancer

    Posted on 11 April 2019

    You may think you’ve got things covered – but skin protection is about more than just slapping on a bit of sunscreen.  Don’t turn the page, we’re talking to you.

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  • Place in the sun

    Dermatology

    Posted on 3 February 2016

    South Africa has the second-highest incidence of skin cancer in the world after Australia. This means that we’re all at risk of getting skin cancer. Here’s a look at your risk factors for getting skin cancer and what steps you can take to prevent it.

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  • Soothe that sunburn

    Dermatology

    Posted on 14 January 2016

    Sunburn usually takes us by surprise. Somewhere between swimming and spending the day outdoors we realise that our sun-blushed skin is turning a scary shade of red and we are filled with stinging regret.

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  • Life’s a beach

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 8 January 2016

    During the hot summer months it’s tempting to spend all day lazing around the pool or at the beach. Keep these practical tips in mind and avoid a nasty sunburn or heatstroke. Make sure you apply sunblock frequently and keep your body hydrated. When swimming, always have a buddy to keep an eye on you in case you find yourself in trouble – children must always be supervised around water.

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  • Burn treatment

    Children (1 to 12 years)

    Posted on 7 January 2014

    If you’ve burnt your hand, here’s how to administer treatment and when to see your doctor.

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  • Keep safe this holiday: tips from an emergency centre doctor

    Emergency

    Posted on 10 December 2013

    Here are some of the most common medical mishaps over the summer holidays and how to avoid them.

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