Use of phototoxic medicines at the beach

Sarah S. Daigle, Tatsuo Uchida, Richard Wagner

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Abstract

Beachgoers were surveyed about their use of phototoxic and photosensitizing medicines. Although 51% of respondents were identified as using phototoxic medicines, only one beachgoer using a phototoxic drug was aware about his increased risk for skin injury. Immediate photodistributed erythema pain was less severe in those using phototoxic medications than the pain associated with ordinary sunburn (p = 0.002). Greater emphasis about educating those with recreational or occupational sunlight exposure about their current medicines that may result in drug-induced phototoxicity is needed to prevent skin injury and possible skin cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-47
Number of pages3
JournalSkin Cancer
Volume23
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008

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Sunburn
Phototoxic Dermatitis
Pain
Skin
Sunlight
Wounds and Injuries
Skin Neoplasms
Occupational Exposure
Erythema
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Beach
  • Medicines
  • Photosensitivity
  • Phototoxicity
  • Skin cancer
  • Sunburn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Oncology

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Daigle, S. S., Uchida, T., & Wagner, R. (2008). Use of phototoxic medicines at the beach. Skin Cancer, 23(1), 45-47.

Use of phototoxic medicines at the beach. / Daigle, Sarah S.; Uchida, Tatsuo; Wagner, Richard.

In: Skin Cancer, Vol. 23, No. 1, 01.2008, p. 45-47.

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Daigle, SS, Uchida, T & Wagner, R 2008, 'Use of phototoxic medicines at the beach', Skin Cancer, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 45-47.
Daigle SS, Uchida T, Wagner R. Use of phototoxic medicines at the beach. Skin Cancer. 2008 Jan;23(1):45-47.
Daigle, Sarah S. ; Uchida, Tatsuo ; Wagner, Richard. / Use of phototoxic medicines at the beach. In: Skin Cancer. 2008 ; Vol. 23, No. 1. pp. 45-47.
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