Beat the Heat

Summer in full swing means pool parties, backyard barbecues, and good times with friends and family. But if you’re not careful, you can catch yourself struggling to stay cool during these high temperatures.

No More Fun in the Sun

Did you know that certain prescription drugs increase your sensitivity to sun exposure? It’s called photosensitivity. Not only are you more likely to sunburn or experience sensitivity to light, but you could also develop a severe burn. Here are a few common medications that cause increased sun sensitivity:

  • Antibiotics
  • Antidepressants
  • Acne medications
  • Antifungal medication
  • Some heart medications

Read your medication’s label or speak with your doctor to see if your prescription can cause photosensitivity. And most importantly, avoid direct exposure to sunlight. If you go outside, wear sunscreen and protective clothing, and drink plenty of water.

Contact Spectrum Medical if you have any questions about sun exposure.

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