Treatment and Prevention of Pediatric Sunburn

Pediatr Ann. 2019 Jun 1;48(6):e213-e214. doi: 10.3928/19382359-20190520-02.

Abstract

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and risk for melanoma is greatly increased with a serious sunburn in childhood or adolescence. Skin cancer also is one of the most preventable cancers, as sun exposure is an almost entirely modifiable risk factor. Proper skin protection should start early in life when infants begin to be exposed to the outdoors. [Pediatr Ann. 2019;48(6):e213-e214.].

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Environmental Exposure / adverse effects
  • Environmental Exposure / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Melanoma / etiology
  • Melanoma / prevention & control*
  • Protective Clothing
  • Risk Factors
  • Skin Neoplasms / etiology
  • Skin Neoplasms / prevention & control*
  • Sunburn / diagnosis
  • Sunburn / etiology
  • Sunburn / therapy*
  • Sunlight / adverse effects*
  • Sunscreening Agents / therapeutic use

Substances

  • Sunscreening Agents