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In summer babies are so cute with these pinkish cheeks, they look like dolls, right? But, watch out for the sun! Because the color that its rays have painted on the little faces can turn into a burn or something more serious in the future. We must not only protect the skin of children but also limit the hours in which they are exposed to the sun.
When the good weather arrives, who resists going out and exposing themselves to the sun. Summer and holidays are coming, and warnings about the dangers of the sun's rays are spreading. But staying home would be a mistake, especially for children. Who convinces them to stop going out and playing outside? Children, like everyone else, need the sun for many reasons, although for others they also need limits on the best time, time and in what way they should be in the sun.
The Spanish Association Against Cancer, Remember the risk of excessive sun exposure, especially during childhood. Two sunburns in childhood multiply the risk of developing melanoma in adulthood by three, and frequent exposure to the sun during childhood multiplies the risk by four. With these statements the dermatologist Marta Garcia Bustinduy Remember that children should not be directly exposed to the sun at least until they are three years old, and that melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer, so prevention from an early age is advised, as well as an early diagnosis.
To those who are about to hit the beach, these statements may seem harsh and uninviting. And they are. However, it is always good to remember the dangers of the simple act of putting children in the sun. We all know about the risks that exist when doing it, but it is enough to put ourselves in the sun to forget everything, right?
In any case, it is important that we do not forget to bring a cap and cream with an adequate sun protection factor to our children, also an umbrella for the beach, that we avoid that children are exposed to the sun between 12 and 16 hours of the day, and that we always keep them well hydrated and monitored. You don't play with the sun. And much less if there are changes in a mole, or a persistent lesion on the skin of children. In this case, you should go to a dermatologist as soon as possible. As a good passionate about the sun that I am, I cannot finish this article without telling you that the sun helps our body generate vitamins, among others D, helps our body fight diseases, reduces stress, gives us a feeling of well-being, and that also the sun improves our physical appearance. What more can we ask for? Just caution and awareness.
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