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Current principles of sunscreen use in children.
Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 Feb; 25(1):122-9.CO

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW

Physicians need to be prepared to counsel patients on why and how to protect themselves from damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation, including the proper use of sunscreens. In this article, we review the interplay between UV radiation, sunscreens and the skin, highlighting current controversies and recommendations surrounding sunscreen use.

RECENT FINDINGS

An important concept is that excessive UV exposure has long-term damaging effects on the skin beyond the immediate sunburn. Recent discoveries of the role of UVA radiation in skin cancer development have set high standards for broad-spectrum coverage to be met by sunscreens. Current evidence does not support an association between sunscreen use and melanoma, systemic toxicity or vitamin D deficiency. Although sunscreen application is the most common modality for sun protection, many people do not use it correctly. Regular sunscreen use during childhood and adolescence can significantly reduce lifetime incidence of skin cancer; therefore, targeting children in pediatric offices regarding unprotected UV exposure may be a practical approach.

SUMMARY

Sunscreens continue to be a major method of photoprotection among the public, offering numerous benefits that clearly outweigh potential risks; however, optimizing the use of sunscreens, especially among children and adolescents, remains a major challenge.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23295720

Citation

Quatrano, Nicola A., and James G. Dinulos. "Current Principles of Sunscreen Use in Children." Current Opinion in Pediatrics, vol. 25, no. 1, 2013, pp. 122-9.
Quatrano NA, Dinulos JG. Current principles of sunscreen use in children. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013;25(1):122-9.
Quatrano, N. A., & Dinulos, J. G. (2013). Current principles of sunscreen use in children. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 25(1), 122-9. https://doi.org/10.1097/MOP.0b013e32835c2b57
Quatrano NA, Dinulos JG. Current Principles of Sunscreen Use in Children. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013;25(1):122-9. PubMed PMID: 23295720.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Current principles of sunscreen use in children. AU - Quatrano,Nicola A, AU - Dinulos,James G, PY - 2013/1/9/entrez PY - 2013/1/9/pubmed PY - 2013/6/14/medline SP - 122 EP - 9 JF - Current opinion in pediatrics JO - Curr Opin Pediatr VL - 25 IS - 1 N2 - PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Physicians need to be prepared to counsel patients on why and how to protect themselves from damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation, including the proper use of sunscreens. In this article, we review the interplay between UV radiation, sunscreens and the skin, highlighting current controversies and recommendations surrounding sunscreen use. RECENT FINDINGS: An important concept is that excessive UV exposure has long-term damaging effects on the skin beyond the immediate sunburn. Recent discoveries of the role of UVA radiation in skin cancer development have set high standards for broad-spectrum coverage to be met by sunscreens. Current evidence does not support an association between sunscreen use and melanoma, systemic toxicity or vitamin D deficiency. Although sunscreen application is the most common modality for sun protection, many people do not use it correctly. Regular sunscreen use during childhood and adolescence can significantly reduce lifetime incidence of skin cancer; therefore, targeting children in pediatric offices regarding unprotected UV exposure may be a practical approach. SUMMARY: Sunscreens continue to be a major method of photoprotection among the public, offering numerous benefits that clearly outweigh potential risks; however, optimizing the use of sunscreens, especially among children and adolescents, remains a major challenge. SN - 1531-698X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23295720/Current_principles_of_sunscreen_use_in_children_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/MOP.0b013e32835c2b57 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -