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Old 06-23-2008, 02:09 AM
Superchikk Superchikk is offline
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Location: Georgia
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We do our best to minimize direct exposure to the sun. I've had melanoma and we are pretty careful about the sun. Our son had his first treatment for PWS in May and we'll have another in August, so sun exposure is a concern for us especially during those times.

Here's what my dermo recommended for our son:
- Use sunscreen ("adult" sunscreen is the same as "baby" sunscreen except for the scent) that covers both UVA and UVB
- Wear a "rash guard" shirt for swimming - less direct sun exposure and you don't have to worry as much about even distribution of sunscreen (we found ours at Target)
- Hats are awesome if you can get them to leave it on
- The sun is strongest between 10am and 4pm, so if possible, avoid direct exposure during those hours.
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