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What Should You Use To Treat An Allergic Reaction To Sunblock?

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If you have developed an allergic reaction after using sun-block your skin may have come out in an itchy red rash or developed small spots. There are some steps you can follow though to treat your skin once it has had a reaction:

1. It is quite likely you have sensitive skin that is allergic to one or more of the ingredients in the sun-block. Start by removing the sunscreen using water and a mild soap that has specifically been designed for those with sensitive skin.

2. Following the instructions on the pack, apply some hydro-cortisone cream 1 per cent on the affected area. Make sure to follow the guidelines and only apply a small amount of the cream on your skin.

3. Alternatively you could apply some acne medication or creams that are available over the counter from most drug stores. Ask your pharmacist for creams or products containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. This could then be used to treat the affected area of the skin.

4. If you find these steps do not improve your skin, visit your doctor or dermatologist for more advice as the irritation may actually have been caused by something other than the sun-block.

If you find your skin reacts with sun-block regularly, buy a fragrance-free sun cream specifically designed for sensitive skins. Those with oily or acne prone skin should look for products that are oil-free or labelled as non-comedogenic. It may always be a good idea to sample the product on a small part of your skin and waiting for 24 hours to see if your skin reacts to it before applying it all over.
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I was never allergic to ANYthing.. Until I got pregnant in 1990)I'm only 35 now)... But once I became pregnant, I became allergic to Rayon(look at the label on a box of tampons-you'll see why this is the worst!) as well as nearly every shade of Purple eyeliner*(having green eyes means purple brings them out.. Too bad within about 20 minutes, the whites of my eyes turn red, puffy, and runny- looks exactly like conjuntivitis.. Seriously.. My poor eyes are running from the corners, just like a normal person's nose will run during allergy season!) and tartar control toothpaste(gives me the same reaction as sunblock) and last but not least.. Sunblock. Of ANY kind. Period. I've had people tell me, oh, just use *such & such* you won't be allergic to that. Or, oh its the PABA! Just get PABA free sun lotion! YEAH RIGHT! I have tried every possibly product known to man over the last 18 years... I AM allergic to ANYTHING that contains sun protection.. Even if it only says
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I would start Benadryl right away, and also consult your physician.  Have you ever used Banana Boat before?  Do you have sensitive skin?  Those are some things I would examine and ask myself, if I experienced the reaction you have.  Have you changed any detergents, soaps, etc. Prior to the usage of the Banana Boat.  Good Luck.
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Hanna Whilson answered

Allergy is a serious problem, it might be even dangerous for your life. First of all, it is very individual. I would address a doctor before taking medications. At least, you can check the detailed description of them online (I use Canadian Pharmacy Online for this purpose). Also, one product can help one person, but can't another.

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Sunscreen some times causes allergy. Before starting treatment, it is necessary to have differential diagnosis that the symptoms are of sunscreen or ultraviolet radiations? The use of anti allergy medicine can work in both the cases. But it will be better to visit a doctor.
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Have you tried Ocean Potion Sunscreen?  I just developed an allergy to sunscreen last year and that brand is the only one I can use that doesn't break my whole body out in hives.  Just an idea.
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Spf50 panama jack now my lips are swollen and I have a greasy like puss substance oozing from my pores where I applied it
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I may not have the answer that you need, but would like to share as well that I too just found out that I'm allergic to Banana Boat sunblock(spray). It makes my skin(the area that was sprayed by Banana Boat sunblock) itchy red and my lips swollen. Right now, I take Virlix but not sure yet if it will be effective. Hope it does....

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