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Protecting your child from the sun


Handouts from the Society for Pediatric Dermatology

PDF download: Sun protection
Handout includes:

  • What protects against the sun?

  • What kind of damage does sun exposure cause?

  • Do I have to worry about sun protection on cloudy days?

  • How do I select the right sunscreen for my child?

  • What about vitamin D?

  • How to protect your child's skin from the sun

  • What about the controversies regarding sunscreens?

  • How to manage a sunburn


This content was created in partnership with The Society for Pediatric Dermatology.

If you are a parent or guardian of a child with a dermatologic condition, the American Academy of Dermatology, in partnership with The Society for Pediatric Dermatology, offers a wealth of resources.

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