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Are there pills available to prevent sunburn?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: But....
There are medications that can cause you to burn more easily.
.... Even with sunscreen...Check with your doctor or pharmacy before you go to see if you are at a higher than normal risk of burning....

In brief: But....
There are medications that can cause you to burn more easily.
.... Even with sunscreen...Check with your doctor or pharmacy before you go to see if you are at a higher than normal risk of burning....
Dr. David Wyatt
Dr. David Wyatt
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
In brief: No
The best way to prevent sunburn is to avoid sun exposure.
Sunscreens will not prevent sunburn; they just allow people to stay in the sun longer before they start to burn. If you tend to get sunburned, avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 4 pm; wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and a hat with a wide brim; and use sunscreen with spf 50 if you'll be in the sun for more than 15 minutes.

In brief: No
The best way to prevent sunburn is to avoid sun exposure.
Sunscreens will not prevent sunburn; they just allow people to stay in the sun longer before they start to burn. If you tend to get sunburned, avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 4 pm; wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and a hat with a wide brim; and use sunscreen with spf 50 if you'll be in the sun for more than 15 minutes.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Thank
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