June 22, 2017 2:00 p.m.

Carrie Coughlin, MD

On this episode of MomDocs, Dr. Carrie Coughlin, a pediatric dermatologist, joins us to discuss infants and sunscreen. You can apply sunscreen to children that are 6 months or older. However, if your child is under 6 months, opt for clothing to protect the majority of an infant’s skin.

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My favorite thing about pediatrics is how unfiltered kids can be. I love hearing their honest thoughts and opinions! While I did my training with Washington University School of Medicine, I just recently joined the faculty here. In just the last two years, I’ve had the privilege of participating in many new and exciting opportunities, most notably, the creation of the melanoma nevus clinic with Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. I like interacting with children and enjoy being able to solve skin problems in some patients who I see only a few times, and developing longer-term relationships with patients I need to see over years. If I were to give parents a single piece of advice, it would be to make sun protection a habit and something that you always do, rather than something you choose to do occasionally. Making it a habit will help your children be safe in the sun. Carrie Coughlin, MD, is a Washington University pediatric dermatologist at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She sees children at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Specialty Care Center. She earned her undergraduate degree in history at Yale University and completed both her medical education and training at Washington University School of Medicine. Her research interests include care of transplant patients, cutaneous consequences of immunosuppression, and neonatal dermatology.