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Dermatological problems at the beach

To dermatologists, the beach is a place of mixed emotions! The anxiety-provoking hazards to their own skin posed by sunshine and the dangers that lurk within the sand and the sea must be tempered by the anticipation of the wonderful pathology that is on show for all to see. The beach dermatologist is easy to spot – usually found lurking in the shade, and any skin not swaddled by clothing is haddock white or, more likely, glistening with high concentrations of micronised titanium dioxide sunscreen.
Dermatology in practice 2002; 10(2): 18–20
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