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Does Spray Sunscreen Work
Yes - spray & rub: Yes, if you spray and rub it in. The main trouble with the spray is that there is a risk of breathing in the aerosolized particles. These chemicals are not meant or safe to use internally. So when spraying, be sure not to spray directly onto face. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Application : There has been some mention in the news lately that spray on sunscreen uses alcohol as a carrier and if one does not allow it to dry thoroughly there have been cases where people got too close to a flame too soon and suffered serious burns. I prefer sunblock with zinc oxide which i haven't seen in a spray on preparation anyway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't spray: Better to apply it with your hand than to spray it so that they don't inhale it. ...Read more
I would like to know the best sunscreen for your scalp? Spray, non greasy but open to suggestions.
Try several: You can try several brands to see which one you like. Make sure you cover very well your scalp as spray on sunblock tends to miss areas. Be aware that you need to re-apply the sunblock every 2 hours because perspiration dilutes the sunblock and renders it ineffective after that period of time. Also, try to wear a hat. The combination of sunblock and a hat will protect you more. ...Read more
My 3 year old son is very fair skinned and got a pretty red sunburn today. Used spray sunscreen. What's best way to treat sunburn for kids?
Pain relief.: The redness should fade over the next day. You can apply cool compresses for relief of the discomfort and give him Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for the pain. Also make sure he drinks plenty of fluids, since he may also be somewhat dehydrated from the heat of the sun. If the burn is blistering, you should call your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best sunscreen in the US market? My son and I had an allergy reaction on couple of sunscreen such as spray kind and some lotion type .
Contact dermatitis : Unfortunately, allergies are vary from person to person, so predicting which one is best is difficult. Check the ingredients of the ones that you were allergic to, for ones they have in common. Maybe you can narrow it down. Also, look for 'sensitive skin' products; dye free, fragrance free. Sunscreens designed for babies may be an idea, as well. ...Read more
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