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Horrible sun or sunscreen reaction! help me figure out which?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Simple

Put the sunscreen at full strength on the pad of a Band-Aid.
Then place this on an area of your skin that is not broken out. Check if every few hours to see if anything is happening. If turning red, it is a skin reaction to the sunscreen. If not, leave it on overnight to be sure. If no reaction within 18-24 hrs it is not the sunscreen by itself.

In brief: Simple

Put the sunscreen at full strength on the pad of a Band-Aid.
Then place this on an area of your skin that is not broken out. Check if every few hours to see if anything is happening. If turning red, it is a skin reaction to the sunscreen. If not, leave it on overnight to be sure. If no reaction within 18-24 hrs it is not the sunscreen by itself.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Try test patch

I would try a brief test patch of the product along a hidden body area or for a more precise identification see an allergist or dermatologist for scratch testing or possible serologic evaluation.

In brief: Try test patch

I would try a brief test patch of the product along a hidden body area or for a more precise identification see an allergist or dermatologist for scratch testing or possible serologic evaluation.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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