It’s been an extremely cold winter across the US these last few months, but time waits for no man and spring will be here soon. So for those parents with little ones, it will be time to put away the snow shoes, galoshes and get out the bathing suits and water toys. Parents are also thinking how else might they “protect my baby from the sun”? Most professionals agree that “newborn sun exposure to eyes and skin” is especially important during those early years. A sunshade, a baby sun shade? Well Dr. Jennifer Linder, MD says that especially in babies “sunburns can be a medical emergency, causing dehydration, high fever, blisters, infections, chills, and heatstroke, not to mention vastly increasing their lifetime skin cancer risk.” See her article here, from the Skin Cancer Foundations website. IT'S A MUST READ! It also includes “Sun Safety ABC’s, a must for every parent! http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protection/children/infants
Jennifer Linder, MD, is a dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon living in Scottsdale, AZ, and Chief Scientific Officer at PCA SKIN®. She holds a clinical faculty position in the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Linder is a member of numerous societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the American College of Mohs Surgery. She is a member of The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Amonette Circle.