Quemadura de sol

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Quemadura de sol

La sobreexposición al sol causa quemaduras. Los rayos ultravioleta del sol pueden producir una quemadura dolorosa que puede convertirse en una quemadura de primer o segundo grado. El reflejo del agua, la arena o la nieve puede intensificar los rayos solares. La mejor protección es la prevención. Se debe evitar la exposición al sol durante las horas pico de los rayos solares y aplicar crema protectora con un factor de protección solar (SPF) de al menos 15. Se debe proteger los ojos con lentes que tengan protección UV y usar ungüento para los labios con protector solar. La exposición al sol durante años, sin protección, puede causar envejecimiento prematuro y cáncer de la piel.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/09/2008
  • John E. Duldner, Jr., MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Director of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine Akron General Medical Center and Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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