Tips to reduce the risk of sunburn
Deep in the heart of a Texas summer, it doesn’t take long for sunburns to occur. Here are some tips to help protect you and your family from too much sun.
A minor sunburn is a first-degree burn that turns the skin red or pink. Prolonged sun exposure can cause blistering and a second-degree burn. Sunburn never causes a third-degree burn or scarring because it is limited to the superficial layer of skin.
“The best key to avoiding sunburn is prevention,” said Toyya Goodrich, DO, a pediatrician with UNT Health Science Center.” Apply sunscreen if your child will be out in the sun for more than 30 minutes. Avoid the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the sun’s rays are the most dangerous.”
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To make an appointment with Dr. Goodrich or any of UNT Health Science Center’s pediatricians, contact 817-735-DOCS (3627).
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