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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes : There are ingredients in sunscreen which can cause an allergic or irritant contact dermatitis.

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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
23 years experience Dermatology
Physical blocks: Depending on which neutrogena sunscreen you reacted to, the most common sun screen allergen is oxybenzone and its derivatives. You can switch to a su ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Vanicream: The vanicream brand of products were developed by a dermatologist at mayo clinic. They have a sunscreen that lacks the usual compounds that trigger a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
29 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Zinc Oxide: Because zinc oxide is a mineral and is not absorbed, it should provide good protection without irritating your skin. I would recommend blue lizard fr ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Wear hat: Best answered by a Dermatologist but I have a friend who has a similar problem and likes to play golf. He wears a wide- brimmed hat, light( white)long ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Try sunscreen with purely zinc oxide. It is unlikely also that you are allergic to all sunscreens although you may be allergic to an ingredient prese ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
25 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Yes it can, get allergy tested, several ingredients in skin care creams can do this, and may be in other things you are exposing to your skin.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Get one: You should get one that just has zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in it.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Wash eye : Sunscreen frequently makes its way around the eyes. Wash out eyes gently with warm water. Sunscreen does not damage the eyes. The burning is from a no ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shontae Buffington
17 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is possible to become or to be allergic to sunscreen. If you look at the active ingredients some of them differ in both amt of and type of sunbloc ... Read More
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