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Ultraviolet Exposure

Ultraviolet exposure can cause some severe health issues. For example, short-term exposure to the sun can cause sunburn and eye diseases, while long-term exposure can cause skin cancer and premature aging. In addition, UV exposure increases the risk in light color skin, older people, and women on birth control pills. To protect from UV exposure, apply a sunscreen lotion with having sun protection factor (SPF) 15 or higher and wear full-sleeve clothes while going out in the sun.

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When and where should you apply sunscreen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am wondering when and how often to use sunscreen. One doctor said that you can burn anytime, so use discretion, while another said It is only necessary between the hours of 12 and 4 pm, when the sun is at its highest and most. I am also worried about using sunscreen with nice clothing, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, Sunscreens are very important during day hours. It protects the skin from harmful effects of ultraviolet rays and, also it prevents wrinkling and aging of skin. Ultraviolet rays are the reason for early wrinkling of skin, it is called photoagi...  Read Full »

I have dark patches after using Utramedanine. Will it go away?

Query: Hello doctor, I have vitiligo. I used for my patches Utramedanine solution with sun and I think I used to much because it burned. Now, I have dark patches like brown. Will it go away?  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted your description and analyzed the situation at hand. The medicine being used by you is a photo-sensitizing agent which means that it needs to be applied and then the treated area has to be exposed to ultraviolet rays for a controlled duration, preferably u...  Read Full »

Will mineral sunscreen give both protective and cosmetic benefits?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know the benefits of using mineral sunscreen. What is a mineral sunscreen? How does mineral sunscreen differ from the chemical kind? What are the biggest benefits of using mineral sunscreen? What should you look for in a mineral sunscreen if you want to ensure you are ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sunscreen are agents that give protection to the skin against harmful ultraviolet radiation. Of the sun especially UVB (ultraviolet B) radiation that is more harmful. Sunscreen are of two types. Physical sunscreen and chemical sunscreen or sunblocks. Mineral sunscre...  Read Full »

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