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When I take my baby outside, I always cover all of his skin with sunscreen, just as the aap recommends. Isn’t that enough to protect him from cancer and yet give him vitamin d?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

If you block the rays that burn, you're blocking the rays that help you make vitamin d.
Use a vitamin d supplement.

In brief: No

If you block the rays that burn, you're blocking the rays that help you make vitamin d.
Use a vitamin d supplement.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Vit D

His main source of vit d should be given orally as instructed by your physician.
Baby should never get sunburned. A severe sunburn in childhood greatly increases their risk for developing skin cancer later in life.

In brief: Vit D

His main source of vit d should be given orally as instructed by your physician.
Baby should never get sunburned. A severe sunburn in childhood greatly increases their risk for developing skin cancer later in life.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Jason Lichten
In fact a single blistering sunburn before the age of 18 more than doubles your baby's risk for skin cancer later in life.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Some what mutually

Exclusive. Human body makes d3 version of vitamin d from ultraviolet exposure to skin and converting a form of cholesterol to vitamin d.
If you protect the skin from uv light, skin cannot make vitamin d. If skin cancer is a concern, you can use vitamin d oral supplement in consultation with your doctor.

In brief: Some what mutually

Exclusive. Human body makes d3 version of vitamin d from ultraviolet exposure to skin and converting a form of cholesterol to vitamin d.
If you protect the skin from uv light, skin cannot make vitamin d. If skin cancer is a concern, you can use vitamin d oral supplement in consultation with your doctor.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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