Just 10 days to go until the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade! ⚽️🏀🥊🤽♂️🏊♂️🚴♀️ I’m honoured to have been selected as a games doctor serving athletes and spectators at the heart of the Commonwealth Games Village.
Heat related illnesses such as dehydration, sun burn and sun stroke will be one of the most common presentations for medical aid. To make the most of your games experience be sure to always keep well hydrated, keep out of the sun and wear at least spf 30 sunblock. If you do feel unwell at anytime, present yourself to one of the friendly first aid team for help.
Just picked up my Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Uniform!
The best thing about it, is that it features high UV protection. Which will be essential for those days on the field looking after athletes!
In case you didn’t know the Gold Coast Commonwealth games will be the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade! It’s taking place from 4th -15th April and will feature over 6,600 athletes from all over the world.
If you’re out and about always wear sun protection and for more advice and health tips come and see me in clinic.
Make sure you keep yourself fully hydrated this coming week as temperatures are expected to rise to 30C 🌞
Protect yourself from the sun at all times by making sure you keep out of the sun from 11am - 3pm ⛱, wear loose clothing 👚, keep in the shade 🕶 and of course carry your water bottle with you at all times💧
If you have any questions feel free to drop in and see me today for more advice on staying safe in the sun.
It’s National Skin Cancer Action Week. Two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70 and more than 2000 people die of skin cancer each year.
Most skin cancers are preventable by the use of good sun protection:
- slip on sun-protective clothing 👚
- Slop on SPF 30+ broad spectrum sunscreen ✋️
- Slap on a broad brimmed hat 🎩
- Seek shade ⛱
- Slide on sunglasses 🕶
It’s important to stay out of the sun from 11-3pm as that’s when the sun is strongest. If you need to step out make sure you keep exposure to a minimum and use protective gear.
Getting to know your skin and regularly checking your moles is a great way to notice any changes that you can alert to your doctor. Make sure you see your doctor if notice any change in the colour, size, shape of a mole or if they become itchy or bleed.
Skin checks are simple and easy and are a great way to prevent any long term problems.
Let’s join the #SunSmartGeneration with the Cancer Council Australia 😎