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Can you be allergic to suntan lotion?

Can you be allergic to suntan lotion?

Yes: Certain ingredients in the suntan lotion may cause an allergy. You may want to try a different brand. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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How can I prevent getting sunburnt if I am allergic to suntan lotion?

How can I prevent getting sunburnt if I am allergic to suntan lotion?

Cover up: Wear long-sleeved shirts, hats and long pants to reduce exposure to sunlight and harmful uv rays. ...Read more

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Can sunscreen/sunblock/suntan lotion be used for chemical purposes?

Can sunscreen/sunblock/suntan lotion be used for chemical purposes?

UVA & UVB : Zinc oxide now can be micronized and put in sunscreen.. It acts as a physical barrier to sun... Other antioxidants can be placed as well. ...Read more

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When putting on sun tan lotion, am I supposed to apply sunscreen on first and then sun tan lotion? Or do I just use suntan lotion since it has SPF 5?

When putting on sun tan lotion, am I supposed to apply sunscreen on first and then sun tan lotion? Or do I just use suntan lotion since it has SPF 5?

SPF15 Broad-spectrum: Apply 1 oz of sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 (the higher the SPF, the more UVB protection) liberally 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours & after swimming, sweating, or drying off with a towel. Use a sunscreen that says “broad-spectrum” on the label - that means it will screen out both UVB and UVA rays.Look for the new UVA rating system: 4 stars = highest UVA protection. ...Read more

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Does having a tan help protect me against getting skin cancer (i.E., can the use of suntan lotion be reduced as i become more tan?)?

Does having a tan help protect me against getting skin cancer (i.E., can the use of suntan lotion be reduced as i become more tan?)?

Tan: Tanning is equated with sun damage. The minimal " spf" afforded by a tan so to speak is not sufficient to protect one from the ultraviolet radiation that leads to skin cancers. Always use a broad spectrum sunscreen and reapply frequently. ...Read more

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Could juvederm cause an allergic reaction? I have very sensitive skin and have to be careful about the lotions i use, because a lot of them make my skin break out. What are the ingredients in juvederm? I want to make sure i don't have an allergic reaction

Could juvederm cause an allergic reaction? I have very sensitive skin and have to be careful about the lotions i use, because a lot of them make my skin break out. What are the ingredients in juvederm? I want to make sure i don't have an allergic reaction

More probable: Yes, its prob the offending agent causing your problems, and the best way to find out is to stop, heal all areas, return to normal, and if you're game, use it again (if your reactions are mild). Thats the best real world test. Juvederm can cause allergies in those with allergies to certain proteins, like bacterial proteins. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more