Should I Use Sunscreen In The Winter?

My patients sometimes look at me funny when I tell them to wear sunscreen in the winter.  Maybe it's because I live in Canada, where winters are long and harsh, and are characterized by none of the sunny weather that one might associate with sunburns and skin cancer risk.  And yet, dermatologists in northern climates usually recommend daily sun protection, even in the winters.  What are the reasons for this?

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Skin Care in Children with Eczema

It is a common scenario; two exhausted parents bring their infant in to my office.  The child is covered in red, rough patches and scratch marks.  He's clearly uncomfortable and his parents tell me he doesn't sleep well.  They were given a prescription for hydrocortisone by their paediatrician, but are worried that it will harm their child so they have been reluctant to use it.  No one in the house has slept well in months and everyone is on edge.  The parents desperately want to help their child and everyone just wants to get some rest!  

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