A 45-year-old member asked:
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have you experienced an allergic rash from ingredients in sunscreen?

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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: No. I haven't.
Answered on Jul 10, 2012
Dr. Alan Durkin
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
None: I have not seen this. I would recommend either titanium based, or zinc oxide based sunscreens, as they are inert substances with little opportunity to cause rashing.
Answered on Oct 27, 2020
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