Dr. Parikh overviews sun safety tips for your children on how to avoid the damaging effects of sunburn. Ensure you always use sunscreen for children.
Being outside with your kids is a great perk of the summer! However, you want to avoid the damaging effects of sunburn. In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh overviews sun safety tips for your children. For infants under six months, try to cover them in long clothes and avoid sun exposure. Older children should always use sunscreen, even on cloudy days!
Preeti Parikh, MD serves as the Chief Medical Officer of HealthiNation. She is a board-certified pediatrician practicing at Westside Pediatrics, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and is an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson. She holds degrees from Columbia University and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has completed post-graduate training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
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