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I am suddenly allergic to sunscreen, neutrogena brand.. What brand should I try?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Neutrogena makes a sunscreen that patients are not typically sensitive to called helioplex.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vanicream

The vanicream brand of products were developed by a dermatologist at mayo clinic.
They have a sunscreen that lacks the usual compounds that trigger allergy. They are easily available and no need for prescription.

In brief: Vanicream

The vanicream brand of products were developed by a dermatologist at mayo clinic.
They have a sunscreen that lacks the usual compounds that trigger allergy. They are easily available and no need for prescription.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Dr. Arlo Miller
If you still can't find a sunscreen that you don't react to, patch testing can help figure out what exactly you are allergic too
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