Actinic Keratosis Prevention
Prevention of actinic keratosis includes:
- Avoid exposure to the sun when UV rays are strongest.
- Snow and water reflect the sun's rays and can worsen the effect of the sun.
- Wear clothing that blocks the sun's rays.
- Use sunscreen whenever in the sun for more than 30 minutes.
- Use sunscreen that protects against UV rays.
- Perform skin self-examinations.
- Examine the skin every month.
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