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UAB Experts Provide Summer Health Advice

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Summer Health

UAB experts share some very important pointers about staying healthy this season.


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Marian Northington, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology, has this advice to avoid common summer skin problems:

Sun Burn: Apply self-tanners instead of lying out in the sun to bake. Not only will people avoid tan lines with self-applied tanner, they will also save their skin from damage due to ultraviolet radiation. "Applying lotions, creams and spray tans are great alternatives to sun tanning since they do not cause skin cancer, sun damage and wrinkles," she said.

Mosquito Bites: Applying an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream can reduce redness, inflammation and itchiness, she said. "In addition, you can use an anti-itch cream, such as Eucerin Calming Cr