Allergic reaction to sunscreen?

Angelica - posted on 06/22/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )




So my friend took her baby swimming and said she had applied sunscreen on him. Later on that day when they got home his face was bright red and he started getting blisters. She said she went to the doctor and the doc had told her that the allergic reaction to the sunscreen was that he got exposed to more sun than he was meant to? Is that true or was she just lying to me? I read a lot of articles and the reaction was normally just braking out in hives, never blisters..


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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/23/2014




There are many factors to this. How long they were in the sun, how often sunscreen was reapplied, how old the sunscreen was, and what protection level.

My son got a horrible burn because while we used sunscreen and reapplied about every hour (more often than recommended), the sunscreen batch was not correct, and ended up being recalled, so the protection factor wasn't present. Needless to say, we switched brands...

But, regardless, if your friend says the doctor told her allergy, why would you question that? Are you building a potential abuse case against your friend?

Jodi - posted on 06/22/2014




How long were they in the sun for. Just be aware that sunscreen does not prevent exposure to the sun, it just slows it down. It also needs to be reapplied regularly. If they were out in the sun all day, and it wasn't reapplied, then it is probably sunburn.

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