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Business Insight Summer, Sun, and Social Distance We finally have the summertime. It may feel like we almost missed it as we spent most of spring at home, with limited contacts with outside, due to the weather and pandemic. Getting out to the outside world and slowly beginning to interact with friends and neighbors makes all of us much happier and energetic. In the end, we all are social beings and not having social contacts that we are so used to definitely caused a lot of anxiety and sadness. In addition to opening our doors, the weather got better and summer is here. We needed sunshine so badly this year! Our vitamin D will finally go up and so will our moods. I almost hate to remind everyone that, as much as we love sun, we need to remember about all the damage it to develop sunburn. Men with partially or can cause. Pandemic did not change that. fully bald scalp should never stay outside We still need precautions in regards to the extend and time of exposure as well as sunscreen application. It is great to get out and stay in the sun for 20-30 minutes as long as we do it early, between 8-11, or late, after 5. Peak exposure 11-3/4 pm means that most of the damaging power is targeting our skin and the longer the stay, the more extensive the damage. In addition, with temperatures Arizona, Texas, Califormia, and Florida in high 80s and 90s, heat stroke may began experiencing a steep increase in be another risk we expose ourselves to. Wearing protective sunglasses, hats, long hospitals are swelling from new admissions. sleeves may help with sun rays but will not eliminate the heat. So, stay indoors during and gradually, and recommendations of the peak but enjoy the outdoors when it gets cooler. Do not forget about water! We need much more water when temperature climbs up and we stay outside a lot. Risks of dehydration and following heart conditions complications are quite common, especially than any other we have gone through. for the bodies not used to staying outside We can still enjoy warm weather and for longer time. We also need to remember that sun and heat influence human bodies in different with no head cover. Remember that cooler wind during the sunny day can be quite misleading. It creates an illusion of a breezy and cool weather but it does not eliminate sun damage risk at all. So be careful and do not get tricked. And finally, coronavirus does not seem to be affected much by the sunny and warm weather. Actually, some southern states, infected individuals and, in some areas, Our state has been re-opening very slowly social distancing and wearing masks in public places remain valid. Please, follow them. We all realize it is not easy but it would be much more difficult to go back to closures and stay-home orders. This summer certainly will be different sun, we can still take long morning and afternoon walks, play sports, as long as we all remember about moderation and public ways, dependant on several factors. Age is health recommendations. It is worth it to one of them. Senior years do require more spend some time and talk to the kids and attention to exposure due to less adaptive older parents, and make sure we all are in organism. The same applies to younger it together. children and infants. Individuals with a very fair complexion will be more prone Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 | www.arlingtondermatology.net Business Insight Summer, Sun, and Social Distance We finally have the summertime. It may feel like we almost missed it as we spent most of spring at home, with limited contacts with outside, due to the weather and pandemic. Getting out to the outside world and slowly beginning to interact with friends and neighbors makes all of us much happier and energetic. In the end, we all are social beings and not having social contacts that we are so used to definitely caused a lot of anxiety and sadness. In addition to opening our doors, the weather got better and summer is here. We needed sunshine so badly this year! Our vitamin D will finally go up and so will our moods. I almost hate to remind everyone that, as much as we love sun, we need to remember about all the damage it to develop sunburn. Men with partially or can cause. Pandemic did not change that. fully bald scalp should never stay outside We still need precautions in regards to the extend and time of exposure as well as sunscreen application. It is great to get out and stay in the sun for 20-30 minutes as long as we do it early, between 8-11, or late, after 5. Peak exposure 11-3/4 pm means that most of the damaging power is targeting our skin and the longer the stay, the more extensive the damage. In addition, with temperatures Arizona, Texas, Califormia, and Florida in high 80s and 90s, heat stroke may began experiencing a steep increase in be another risk we expose ourselves to. Wearing protective sunglasses, hats, long hospitals are swelling from new admissions. sleeves may help with sun rays but will not eliminate the heat. So, stay indoors during and gradually, and recommendations of the peak but enjoy the outdoors when it gets cooler. Do not forget about water! We need much more water when temperature climbs up and we stay outside a lot. Risks of dehydration and following heart conditions complications are quite common, especially than any other we have gone through. for the bodies not used to staying outside We can still enjoy warm weather and for longer time. We also need to remember that sun and heat influence human bodies in different with no head cover. Remember that cooler wind during the sunny day can be quite misleading. It creates an illusion of a breezy and cool weather but it does not eliminate sun damage risk at all. So be careful and do not get tricked. And finally, coronavirus does not seem to be affected much by the sunny and warm weather. Actually, some southern states, infected individuals and, in some areas, Our state has been re-opening very slowly social distancing and wearing masks in public places remain valid. Please, follow them. We all realize it is not easy but it would be much more difficult to go back to closures and stay-home orders. This summer certainly will be different sun, we can still take long morning and afternoon walks, play sports, as long as we all remember about moderation and public ways, dependant on several factors. Age is health recommendations. It is worth it to one of them. Senior years do require more spend some time and talk to the kids and attention to exposure due to less adaptive older parents, and make sure we all are in organism. The same applies to younger it together. children and infants. Individuals with a very fair complexion will be more prone Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 | www.arlingtondermatology.net