Medical Monday: Sun protection

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(WXOW) – Even with chillier spring weather, the sun can sneak up on you. And with a return to warmer temperatures, we’re sure to see more of our nearest star.

Sunny spring and summer days can be a big concern for those who spend even modest amounts of time outside. Gundersen Health System dermatologist Dr. April Farrell said sunburn can happen in a matter of minutes.

Farrell offers some recommendations for keeping yourself safe this summer:

  • Stay out of the sun during peak hours: 10 am – 2 pm
  • Use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30
  • Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours (sooner if going in the water)
  • Wear protective clothing: hats, long sleeves
Dustin Luecke

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