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PERSCRIPTION WARNINGS AND INSERTS OFTEN IGNORED

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – A recent survey from DrFirst shows more than half of those on prescription experienced a major sunburn and were unaware that was a side effect of their medication.

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Melanoma May brings awareness to the deadliest form of skin cancer

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Like many adults of her generation Janet Storie headed to the beach with her family. No sunscreen, no protective clothing.

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Over the Counter Supplement Can Prevent Cold Sores

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - It’s estimated more than 95% of us have been exposed to the virus called Herpes Simplex. That’s the virus that causes cold sores.

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New Medication for Vitiligo Patients Showing Promise

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Natalie Amys says she noticed the skin on her forehead, around her mouth and nose changing after seeing herself on Zoom calls.

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Buffett’s Death Brings Awareness to Rare Form of Skin Cancer

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -His family says singer songwriter Jimmy Buffett continued to perform even after getting his skin cancer diagnosis. Merkel Cell Carcinoma is nearly in a class of its own when it comes to skin cancer. That’s because it is five times more deadly than melanoma, and that’s with early detection. Approximately 2,000 people receive this diagnosis annually.

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Longer Lasting Botox Now on the Market

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -For ten years Amy Kenney says she’s used Botox. The injections contain a toxin which prevent certain muscles from working. Signs of aging like forehead lines diminish for a time.

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Alopecia Patients Find Hope with New Medication

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Hedy Schuckert says about two years ago she started losing her hair.

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Sunscreen Season Guidelines

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - These days there are plenty of sunscreens to choose from. Lotions and creams, spray on and stick.

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Are They Just Moles, or Melanoma?

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Sharyn Juarez started having trouble with melanoma in 2009. That’s when a dermatologist noticed a mole on her leg.

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Air Pollution May Contribute to Eczema Outbreaks

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - It’s estimated about 31 million Americans have eczema. Characterized by inflamed, scaly, itchy skin, it is most prevalent in children. But nearly half grow out of it.

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Diaper Drive Continues for Low Income Families

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - According to statistics, a 9-month-old baby can go through up to seven diapers a day. That’s 210 a month. For younger kids, it’s up to nine diapers a day or 270 a month.

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Eczema’s Impact on the Youngest of Patients

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Pictures of a common skin disorder called Eczema never do it justice. Characterized by flaky inflamed skin it is itchy, and oftentimes patients can develop a bacterial infection because of the scratching.

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Should Gel Manicure Clients Take Precautions?

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Here at La Belle Nail Lounge clients wanting a gel manicure wear gloves. That’s because the process involves UV lights to help cure the polish.

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Sunscreen Still Needed During the Winter

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - At the Nevada Center for Dermatology, there’s a sample of sensitive skin products designed to treat dry skin that comes on in the winter months here in Northern Nevada.

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SMALL GROUP OF PATIENTS REACTING TO FACIAL FILLERS AND COVID VACCINE

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Our patient called “Louise” wanted to remain anonymous. But she says she wants to share her story so that others are aware of a potential reaction to COVID-19 or the vaccine.

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DOCTORS AND STYLISTS HELP NORTHERN NEVADANS WITH HAIR LOSS AFTER COVID-19

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Beauty salons in Reno and Sparks have seen many clients come in with the same problem during the pandemic, hair loss. At Guys and Dolls Beauty Salon in Sparks, hairstylist Claudia Marmolejo is very familiar with this side effect.

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SUNSCREENS COMING UNDER SCRUTINY BY FDA

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Sunscreens come in lotions and sprays. They are designed to protect the skin from the harmful rays of the sun. But what many people don’t know, there are two kinds of sunscreens.

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IS SPF 100 MORE EFFECTIVE? DERMATOLOGISTS SAY NO

RENO, Nev. (KRNV) — Sunrays are the strongest during the summer and the best way to protect your skin is by applying sunscreen. However, while walking down the store aisles, customers can be overwhelmed with all the sunblock options.

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WHY MOSQUITO BITES ITCH

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Mosquitoes are pests that can disrupt a calm moment, a nice walk, or get together. When you get a bite, blame it on the female of the species.

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PATIENTS NEED TO HELP PHYSICIANS FIND MELANOMA

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – When we talk about melanoma, we show pictures of people out in the sun, unprotected.

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Adult Acne and Diet

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Pictures of acne in advertisements, articles and reference books are usually associated with teenagers.

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DRY CONDITIONS IN NORTHERN NEVADA MAY LEAD TO ECZEMA OUTBREAKS

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Brenna Scott shows us her recent Eczema breakout. It started a couple of days ago.

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NEW EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR LATE STAGE MELANOMA

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – For years Stephanie Tyler spent her free time out in the sun. Later in life she says she paid for it.

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