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How to treat a first-degree, minor burn

Most first-degree burns can be treated at home; however, it’s important to know what to do. Although first-degree burns aren’t as serious as higher-degree burns, they can hurt quite a bit and can leave a scar if not properly treated. To treat a first-degree burn, dermatologists recommend following these tips.

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How do I know if I’m using the right sunscreen?

When shopping for sunscreen, your choices can feel overwhelming. You’ll find lotions, sprays, gels, and creams. With so many different SPFs, it can be hard to tell which one you need. Here’s what you can do to find a sunscreen that’s right for you.

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Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™

Take the first step to end skin cancer. Join us and help reduce the incidence of skin cancer. With 8,500 people in the United States diagnosed with skin cancer every day, it is critical to provide valuable education and awareness campaigns, access to shade structures, and free skin cancer screenings.

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Check Your Partner. Check Yourself.

The American Academy of Dermatology is encouraging women to check both their partners and themselves for signs of skin cancer. This new video, “Check Him Out,” uses humor to show how men and women sometimes see things a little differently before encouraging women to regularly check their partner’s skin for the signs of skin cancer.

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Find a free skin cancer screening

When caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable. Use this interactive map tool to help find a free SPOTme® Skin Cancer Screening near you.

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