Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: behind the Krell Metal door
Car: 03 H6 OBW & 06 WRX Sportwagon
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I began getting sensitive spots on my face several years ago (when I was about 51 - I'm almost 60 now). Went to the dermatologist who said it was actinic keratoses. He freezes and scrapes them. During all this discussion and procedure, he asks if I was a mailman?
I said, "no, why?" He says, "well, we usually see these first on females on their right side and males on their left because of exposure through the side windows of the car while driving. Yours are on your right side which prompts me to wonder if you spent time as a mail carrier or driving in England, etc". I was astonished and told him "one of my first cars in high school was right hand drive. It was a 48 Willys Fleetvan and I could even drive it standing up with the door slid back" - not even any glass at all on my right side - just a safety strap across the door's opening! Then of course I said, "but doc, that was 30 years ago!" he said, "That's when a lot of this damage happens."
(Now, when I detect an AK spot, I use a wart remover kit and freeze it a coupla times myself - saves me an appointment and copay)
I also had a Bowen's cancer burned out of my right forearm.
UV damage is a real deal. My english/irish genetics has not served me well at this latitude - at least as far as my skin is concerned.
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