Skin

Skin and nail care

Illness and the effects of certain treatments often make visible changes to one’s physique. Chemotherapy may make your skin and nails fragile. 
Such side-effects can affect your morale and your well-being.

Skin care

During the anti-cancer treatment your skin will become more fragile, drier and more sensitive to sunlight and to strong lighting.

Stretch marks

I have stretch marks, can they be prevented?

Stretch marks are caused by the stretching of the skin due to the growth of the uterus and weight gain. They form reddish lines on the abdomen and breasts and fade after delivery to become whitish.

Unfortunately, nothing can prevent them effectively.

Practical advice:

  • Balanced weight gain
  • Proper hydration of the skin with a cream

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Dermatology and STDs

Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with the skin, mucosa and skin appendages. It is traditionally associated with venereology, i.e. the study of venereal diseases or sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

A sexually transmitted infection (STI) is an infection that is transmitted between partners during different forms of sexual relations: genital or blood contact, oral, vaginal or anal relations (mucosa and body fluids).

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