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Actinic Keratosis Prevention


To help reduce your chances of getting AKs and skin cancer, take the following steps:

  • Avoid sun exposure.
  • Wear long sleeves, long pants or a long skirt, and a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors, especially during the middle of the day.
  • Use sun screen with an SPF of at least 15. Use of sunscreen was found to reduce the rate of actinic keratosis by 50%.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2023 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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