U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 39-year-old member asked:

could sunscreen cause a vitamin d deficiency?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Great question: : Although this is not commonly discussed, vitamin d deficiency is increasingly more common and may bec related to avoidance of sun exposure altogether. Sun exposure in moderation.
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Great Question: It is unlikely since everything from milk to cereal is supplemented with vit d. I just wanted to complement you on thinking of a great question. In fact, uvb causes the transformation of cholesterol to vit d3. Sunblock of spf 8 decreases formation of d3 by 95% and spf 15 by 98%.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions

A 34-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 43-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 22-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Dec 9, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.