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Senior Times - June 2018
A MEDICARE RATED FIVE STAR FACILITY!
Skin Care Measures
★★★★★
We Provide Top
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Care & Therapy!
SERVICES WE PROVIDE
• Skilled Nursing Care • Respite Care
• Palliative Care
• Wound Care
• Short-Term Rehab
• Outpatient Rehab
• Stroke Rehab
• Joint Replacement Rehab
By: Glin Winsor, Store Manager Walgreen
We can’t cover all our skin from exposure to sun. But what can we do?
Protect your skin with these measures:
• Wear clothing to cover the skin exposed to the sun: long-sleeved shirts, pants sunglasses, and broad- brimmed hats.
• Stray in the shade as much as pos- sible thought out the day especially between the hours of 10am and 4pm when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
• Wear sunglasses with total UV pro- tection.
• Check your skin regularly so you know what’s normal for you and to notice any changes or new growths.
Sunscreen tips:
• Wear sunscreen every day, with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 and “broad-spectrum” to protect against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Check dates for expiration.
• Reapply sunscreen at least every two hours, or more often if you’re sweat- ing or swimming.
• Choose cosmetic and contact lenses that offer UV protection. You still need to use sunscreen and wear sun- glasses with broad-spectrum sun pro- tection.
How to choose sunscreen?
• Sporty – use gel.
• Break out – use oil free.
• Dry Skin – creamy.
• Sensitive/Rosacea – sunscreen with
titanium or zinc oxide.
• Bald – use screen and a hat.
Medications and Sun Sensitivities
Certain medications can make the skin more sensitive to ultraviolet
THE YELLOW
light from the sun or tanning booths resulting in sunburn/skin rash; sting- ing, burning, or itching skin; swelling; blisters; or hives. Medications, which may set off these photosensitivity reac- tions, include:
• Antibiotics (tetracycline and sulfa drugs).
• Diuretics (water pills or furosemide). • Anti-depressants.
• Blood pressure pills (hydrochloro-
thiazide, chlorathiazide, amiodarone,
captopril, diltiazem, nifedipine).
• Pain medications.
• Anti-wrinkle cream/acne medications
containing tretinion.
• Diabetes sulfonylurea drugs.
If you are talking any medica- tions that may cause sensitivity, you should take extra precautions:
• Avoid the sun during peak hours.
• Apply a sunscreen (preferably with
zinc oxide or titanium dioxide sun
block).
• Wear protective clothing such as a hat
or sunglasses.
If you do experience a photosensi- tive reaction:
• Take a cool bath or shower.
• Try taking an over-the-counter pain
reliever such as acetaminophen or
ibuprofen.
• You may also want to contact your
doctor.
Walgreens’ Balance Rewards for healthy choicesTM program is just one tool to help you make healthy choices by rewarding you for tracking your blood pressure, exercise, weight, sleep and more.
Be well, stay well! ~ Glin
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