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An_244279 posted:
Apparently I am allergic to sunscreen. In general I do not have sensitive skin, but I definitely have developed this allergy. Unfortunately, I want to be sure and protect my skin from the sun when I'm outside. How can I find a sunscreen which will provide protection? Is there sunscreen available for people with skin allergies?
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Mary Ruth Buchness, MD responded:
Dear An_244279,
Have you tried a mineral sunblock that contains only zinc oxide or titanium dioxide? Neutrogena makes one called Sensitive Skin Sunblock Lotion, SPF 30. This is sufficient protection. If you react to this, it may be that you actually have a sun allergy. Let us know what happens.
 
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MargaretBet responded:
Thanks, I will give this a try.


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