A 44-year-old male asked:
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i am suddenly allergic to sunscreen, neutrogena brand.. what brand should i try?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 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 sunscreen that contain only physical blocks such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Remember to reapply every 2 hours while in the sun.
Answered on Jul 23, 2017
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Neutrogena makes a sunscreen that patients are not typically sensitive to called helioplex.
Nov 14, 2011
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 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 allergy. They are easily available and no need for prescription.
Answered on Mar 30, 2013
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Dr. Arlo Miller
Dr. Arlo Miller commented
14 years experience Dermatology
If you still can't find a sunscreen that you don't react to, patch testing can help figure out what exactly you are allergic too
Mar 30, 2013

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