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Neutrogena Sunblock Medication
I use neutrogena ultra sheer dry touch sunblock SPF 85 everyday, is it safe/ok? Or could you recommend a brand? I have ezcema
Question about neutrogena age shield face sunblock SPF 110, 3 oz, since my skin is oily and have acne. What ingredients should I avoid?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic reaction; itching/rash from Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair w/sunscreen. Face, hands, forearms and spreading over chest) x10 days. Pill to use?
I have been using the acne medication, neutrogena oil-free acne wash for maybe 3 or stop using the acne wash?
Can you clarify?: This is very weak stuff and if you're still having acne, move to something stronger. Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and/or retinoic acid are your best friends. If they don't clear you in a few weeks, or if you have severe acne or it's on your trunk, your physician can add something stronger that will work. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is there any medication that can help pigmentation spots on face?(i used sunscreen 50)i use bc-pills because i get terrible acne if i don't use them.
Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?
No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more
Is it safe to put on sunscreen then put on the acne medication benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?
Sunscreen: Typically it is best to apply sunscreen after any and all topical medications. Applying medications over sunscreen can reduce the effectiveness of the sunscreen putting your skin at risk for sun damage. It is perfectly fine to apply medications and then sunscreen as this order will not disrupt the effectiveness of the topical medications. ...Read more
Titanium Dioxide: Titanium is one of the physical sun blocking agents found in certain sunscreens. I recommend the physical blocks (zinc and titanium) because they have a very good safety profile and work very effectively. If you are going to be in the sun - use a minimum of spf 15 - follow product directions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Block UVA & UVB: An ideal sunscreen would block both uva & uvb rays with active ingredients that do not break down in the sun (so that the product remains effective), and would contain active and inactive ingredients that are proven to be safe for both adults and children. Unfortunately, there is no sunscreen that meets all of these criteria, and no simple way for consumers to know how well a given product stack. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Using sun screen has several benefits first, it can prevent sun burn which can be very painful more importantly, most forms of skin cancer are caused by an accumulation over time of the suns harmful ultra violet rays. Some of them can be deadly in addition, too much sun exposure over time causes the skin to be rough and wrinkled. ...Read more
No: It will only cause you to burn faster and greater. Use an approved sunscreen with spf 15 or higher and limit sun exposure and tanning beds as much as possible. Love that lilly white skin! hate that cancer! you will not think you look so good with the doctors have to "whittle you up" in a few years! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chemical : You must be referring to a chemical sunblock, since it is a topical skin product. Nivea has multiple different products, some with sunscreen and some without. Take a look at the label to see the SPF and active ingredient of sunscreen. Best are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Thanks for trusting in Healthtap! ...Read more
Possibly : The ingredients of some sun screen products especially of higher strengths can irritate skin in some people. Also sunscreen can give people a false sense of security and they may spend more time in the sun than they would have and indirectly increase their skin cancer risk. Minimize sun exposure and use sensitive skin sunscreens such as neutrogena pure & free or aveeno (oatmeal) mineral block. ...Read more
Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
No: MINOR CUT IS SAFE YOU WOULD NOT WNAT TO GET ANY NONSTERILE PRODUCT INTO AN LARGE SCRAPE OR OPEN WOUND.IT YOU DO SIMPLY WASH IT OFF. SORRY FOR THE CAPS ...Read more
Several: Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables and adequate amounts of protein. Vitamin C is essential for collagen formation as is protein. Collagen is the protein that makes skin tight and smooth. Don't smoke and maintain a healthy weight. Avoid exposure to harsh climate - cold, wind, sand or dust. ...Read more
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