Medication and the Sun

BTL Newsletter Spring 2011 copyDozens of prescription and over-the-counter medications can cause your skin to be extra-sensitive to the sun. Not everyone has a reaction, but if you do, it can range from mild redness to severe blistering.

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Protect Your Kids from Sunburn

BTL Newsletter Spring 2011 copyAs we move into sunny weather, take note of this important advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Did you know that just one blistering sunburn more than doubles your child’s chance of developing skin cancer later in life?

Kids don’t have to be at the pool, beach, or on vacation to get too much sun. Their skin needs protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays whenever they’re outdoors.

UV rays are strongest and most harmful during midday, so it’s best to plan indoor activities then. If this is not possible, seek shade under a tree, an umbrella, or a pop-up tent. Use these options to prevent sunburn, not just to seek relief after it’s happened.

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