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Can sunscreen irratitate yound childrens skin? I always have him wear a sun hat but his face seems red and rashy after the sunscreens appilied

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Try a different one

It's great that you are trying to protect your son's skin from the sun.
Several sunscreens contain material that does not bind to the skin, reducing the risk of irritation. Check the label for active ingredients. The mild ones usually contain only zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide as the active ingredients. Make sure you reapply frequently.

In brief: Try a different one

It's great that you are trying to protect your son's skin from the sun.
Several sunscreens contain material that does not bind to the skin, reducing the risk of irritation. Check the label for active ingredients. The mild ones usually contain only zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide as the active ingredients. Make sure you reapply frequently.
Dr. Mark Patterson
Dr. Mark Patterson
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: YES THEY CAN

Their skin is quite thin and sensitive in that area.
Aveno makes one thats supposed to be hypoallergenic. Neutrogena also, spf25-30. Apply it thin! don't cake it on!

In brief: YES THEY CAN

Their skin is quite thin and sensitive in that area.
Aveno makes one thats supposed to be hypoallergenic. Neutrogena also, spf25-30. Apply it thin! don't cake it on!
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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