Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the
- What are your main symptoms?
- How long
have you had your symptoms?
- Do you have blisters?
amount of time did you spend in the sun? Were you at a high
- Did you use sunscreen or sunblock, and what SPF was
- Have you had this problem before? If so, do you know what
caused the problem at that time? How was it treated?
activities make your symptoms better or worse?
- What prescription or
nonprescription medicines do you take?
- What home treatment measures
have you tried? Did they help?
- What nonprescription medicines have
you tried? Did they help?
- Do you have any
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
February 8, 2013
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