Uses of UV lamps

Patient

Q: Is it safe to use sperti lamps (uvb) for vitamin d production during winter months?

Doctor

A:   Yes, in fact, the ultraviolet lamp was developed in 2006 for persons who may not be able to receive needed sunlight exposure or tolerate Vitamin D supplements. They are also use to treat psoriasis and seasonal affective disorder. An ultraviolet lamp produces UV rays similar to sunlight that helps the body to generate Vitamin D without tanning. Do not forget to use protective eyewear.

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