Season for Sunscreen

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Medford, Ore. — When Spring starts, doctors say it is time to start thinking about sun protection.

Dr. Barbara Sibley with Southern Oregon Pediatrics said it’s important to put sunscreen on your children whenever they are outside during the season.  That includes the overcast days.

She said, “Our goal is that this next generation of children will avoid serious sunburns and to decrease the risk of skin cancer.”

For sunscreen, Dr. Sibley suggests at least SPF 15 with UVA and UVB protection.  It’s recommended you use an ounce for your whole body and that you reapply every two hours.