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Offline LouiseThomy

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Skin cancer...
« on: June 23, 2014, 05:37:38 PM »
I'm 18, and last year I got burnt for the first time ever, head to toe. My doctor said the one time wont harm me.
Today (more than a year later), I went to a water park and I put heaps of cream on, and I've burnt my forehead, nose and shoulders.
I'm so worried I'll get skin cancer and I don't want to die so young ;-(
It's constantly on my mind and the dermo is far from me and doctors to, can't afford to go up there...

Need cheering up, days feel numbered...
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Offline mollyfin

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Re: Skin cancer...
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2014, 07:19:16 PM »
People get sunburned all the time with no ill effects.  If your face tends to burn I'd recommend a good sunhat.  You'll look ridiculous wearing it, but better than looking like an angry lobster for weeks after.  I can't do sunscreen on my face because I'm sensitive to something in it - it just burns like crazy.  No idea what.  The hat has been helpful, again, even if I look really silly in it  :laugh3:
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