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My 11 year old daughter got a bad sunburn yesterday. What helps prevent skin cancer in future?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Avoidance of the sun
The best prevention for skin cancer is sun avoidance.
Uv light has cumulative effects on skin cancer risk (i.e. The more exposure the higher the risk.) long sleeve shirts, long pants, wide brim hats are best. Next would be a good quality sunscreen with a minimum spf of 30 applied every one to two hours.

In brief: Avoidance of the sun
The best prevention for skin cancer is sun avoidance.
Uv light has cumulative effects on skin cancer risk (i.e. The more exposure the higher the risk.) long sleeve shirts, long pants, wide brim hats are best. Next would be a good quality sunscreen with a minimum spf of 30 applied every one to two hours.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Stanley Weiss
The FDA is still devising its regulations for protection against different frequencies of UV light; when they get issued and sun screens get additional scores - look for protection from each type
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Prevent future burns
The burn will resolve with local treatment.
In the future use sunscreen at least 15, and reapply every 4 hours if not in water. Skin cancer is related to sun exposure, fair skin color, and age. Avoid tanning beds in the future. Oral supplements with antioxidants amd well balanced multivitamins will help squelch free. Radicals. Add varied colored plant foods to diet.

In brief: Prevent future burns
The burn will resolve with local treatment.
In the future use sunscreen at least 15, and reapply every 4 hours if not in water. Skin cancer is related to sun exposure, fair skin color, and age. Avoid tanning beds in the future. Oral supplements with antioxidants amd well balanced multivitamins will help squelch free. Radicals. Add varied colored plant foods to diet.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Sunscreen
Using sun screen and limiting her exposure to uv radiation will decrease her risk.
In addition having routine skin examination by a dermatologist will detect any abnormality at early stages.

In brief: Sunscreen
Using sun screen and limiting her exposure to uv radiation will decrease her risk.
In addition having routine skin examination by a dermatologist will detect any abnormality at early stages.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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