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    Noticing an oddity...
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    YWhitworth posted:
    My son just recently turned two and I've noticed something happening with him every time we go out. His skin on his arms and legs, sometimes his cheeks, will turn a bright shade of red with no blisters or anything. Doesn't itch, doesn't trouble him. After about ten or twenty minutes of us going back in, it's back to its normal pale olive shade. I use SPF 75 with UVA and UVB on him whenever we go out, so I know he's not getting a sunburn, but I can't seem to find anything on this and his next check up isn't for a few months. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hello YWhitworth -

    Thanks for bringing your concerns to WebMD. In a quick search for sun reactions I found this article, Sunburn and Other Reactions of the Skin.

    Give your son's doctor a call to see if they think it could be a reaction to the sun or a reaction to the sunscreen.

    Please let us know what you find out,
    Elizabeth


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