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What is sunscreen?

Drug Name: SUNSCREENS - TOPICAL
Uses: Sunscreens are used to protect the skin from the harmful effects of the sun. They help to prevent sunburn and premature aging (e.g., wrinkles, leathery skin). Sunscreens also help to decrease the risk of skin cancer and also of sunburn-like skin reactions (sun sensitivity) caused by some medications (e.g., tetracyclines, sulfa drugs, phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine). The active ingredients in sunscreens work either by absorbing the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation, preventing it from reaching the deeper layers of the skin, or by reflecting the radiation. Wearing sunscreen does not mean that you can stay out longer in the sun. Sunscreens cannot protect against all of the sun's radiation. There are various types of sunscreens available in many forms (e.g., cream, lotion, gel, stick, spray, lip balm). See the Notes section for information about selecting a sunscreen.
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hi can you recommend a sunscreen for kids with very sensitive skin? thanks!
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10 days after using sun screen on my neck and face [and being in the sun for a few hours] m...
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by Med Help, Jun 20, 2011 - 1 Comment
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by Krisiness, Jul 09, 2009
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by Enoch Choi, MDBlank, Jul 30, 2008 - 6 Comments
Spending time in the sun is the best thing about the summer, but unfortunately the wor...
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