Categories: BLOG, Dermatological Conditions, Health, Skin Cancer, Tips and Tricks - Tags: sunburn, vitamin d
Despite our best efforts at sun protection, we all know the pain and peeling that comes with a sunburn. But did you know that a single treatment of high dose vitamin D can rapidly help calm the symptoms of sunburn if taken within 1 hour of the burn?
A recent study by Jeffrey F. Scott, MD indicated that individuals who took 100,000 to 200,000 units of vitamin D3 within 1 hour
of sunburn had less skin redness than those individuals with took placebo or 50,000 units of vitamin D3. In addition, those who took 200,000 units of vitamin D3 had less damage to the skin structures when examined under the microscope
compared to those in the placebo or low dose vitamin D group.
The science behind vitamin D shows that it reduces skin inflammation and helps regulate the immune system of the skin. At Tareen Dermatology in Roseville and Faribault, Minnesota, we hope that through sun protection
we can prevent our patients from getting sunburns
. If you do happen to suffer a sunburn
, this safe and effective high dosing of vitamin D3 can help alleviate your symptoms!