alergic to sun creams

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louise markham
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alergic to sun creams

Postby louise markham » Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:19 pm


I am alergic to the following in suncreams, i am going on holiday end of this moth and cannot find a sun cream with out these ingredients in them, what can i use?

2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone (eusolex 4360, escalol 567, oxybenzone, benzophenone-3)

i am also allergic to Nickel.

if you can help and advise on a suncream i will be able to use.

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Dr.M.jagesh kamath
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Re: alergic to sun creams

Postby Dr.M.jagesh kamath » Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:02 am

Hello,Your problem of sunscreen allergy demands the use of physical sunscreens,otherwise known as sunblocks.Best to go in for microfined zinc oxide paste,which has a good saftey profile.Do consult your doctor anyway.Best wishes.
Dr.M.Jagesh kamath MBBS. Dvd Consultant dermatologist

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