Welcome to our series, where we provide pharmacist-approved medication tips and insights for patients and caregivers.
Q: What does the “SPF” number on sunscreens mean?
SPF stands for “sun protection factor.” It is a measure of a sunscreen's ability to protect the skin against ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, which can cause sunburns and cancer. SPF does not measure protection against ultraviolet A (UVA) rays. So ...
SPF stands for “sun protection factor.” It is a measure of a sunscreen's ability ...
Troy Lizyness, RPh
Q: Many people struggle with seasonal allergies, but they aren’t exactly sure what they are. Can you tell us what seasonal allergies are and what causes them?
Seasonal allergies — also known as “hay fever” or allergic rhinitis — are the body’s overreaction to natural, normally harmless elements commonly present during the spring and fall. These elements — known as al...
Seasonal allergies — also known as “hay fever” or allergic rhinitis ...
Desirea Irvin, PharmD
Staff Pharmacist Lead