Trier The subject of sunburn and skin cancer has interested many readers of telephony. Here is a selection of questions:
I noticed a white skin cancer on the bridge of the nose? What are the treatment options?
Dr. med. Norbert Herrmann, Dermatologist, allergist, phlebologist and proctologist from Sarrebourg: There are several possibilities. The first is the operation. Irradiation is also an option for the elderly and frail, as well as light therapy and treatment with a special cream, depending on the type of cancer of the white skin.
I am allergic to sunscreen. What can I do?
Herrmann: I advise you to do an allergy test. In advance, you can test and apply a thin sunscreen two times, for example on the elbow, for two consecutive days and observe the creamy area.
How long do I have to wait for an appointment with the dermatologist?
Dr. med. Rolf Arnold, Doctor in dermatology in Sarrebourg: It depends on the disease. We filter in advance through a conversation or family doctor. If there is a suspicion of skin cancer, we try to schedule an appointment within two weeks.
I have a birthmark that has changed now. I showed it to the dermatologist ten years ago. At that time, he said that it was unobtrusive.
Dr. med. Michael Brisch, Dermatologist, Phlebologist in Trier: If a pigment changes, you should consult the doctor. A birthmark can change in a short time. If you have multiple moles, the risk of developing black skin cancer is increased. You must also take regular precautions.
Can I still use sunscreen from last year?
Arnold: Yes, you can still use them. Unless she is rancid or smells bad.
I've always worked on the outside. On the forehead and bald head, I have some horny spots. What can it be?
Herrmann: It is probably a precursor to white skin cancer called a mild ulcer.
See a doctor and get treatment.
And also know if the disease can then be recognized as an occupational disease.