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Can you be allergic to suntan lotion?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

Certain ingredients in the suntan lotion may cause an allergy.
You may want to try a different brand.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: It's Possible

It is likely a component in the sunscreen that is causing the rash.
Paba has been a culprit in the past, so start with one that is paba-free. If this doesn't help see a dermatologist or allergist for patch testing to determine what is causing your skin allergy.

In brief: It's Possible

It is likely a component in the sunscreen that is causing the rash.
Paba has been a culprit in the past, so start with one that is paba-free. If this doesn't help see a dermatologist or allergist for patch testing to determine what is causing your skin allergy.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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