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Bug bites and stings: When to see a dermatologist

Although most bug bites and stings are harmless, some can be dangerous. This is especially true if you are allergic to the bug’s venom, or if the bug is carrying a disease. Most bug bites and stings can be safely treated at home with topical medication. Learn how you can safely treat bug bites and stings at home and when you need to see a dermatologist.


May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month®

One in five in Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and one person dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every hour. We’re offering free SPOTme® skin cancer screenings this month – check out one near you!


Show us #whosgotyourback

Did you know the back is the most common location for melanoma?

Our new “Who’s Got Your Back?” video demonstrates how tough (and awkward) it can be to apply sunscreen to your own back. We suggest finding a partner who “has your back” when it comes to applying sunscreen. Share the video and tag the person who has YOUR back. #whosgotyourback

Visit SPOTSkinCancer.org for more skin cancer detection and prevention tips.

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