Sunblocks May Cause Allergic Reaction

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(Dr. Brian McDonough) Dr. Brian McDonough
Dr. Brian McDonough has been medical editor at KYW Newsradio for more...
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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – I can’t believe I am saying this…but it is really happening. Spring is in full bloom and summer is around the corner. February is a distant memory and for those of us who love to go outdoors the time is now.
Now that I have your hopes up, I will hit you with the medical hammer: Make sure you wear sunblock to protect yourself when you are out there.

If I haven’t hit you hard enough, here is another piece of medical advice. Be careful about the lotion you choose. Some lotions cause allergic reactions and it may not be the lotion itself. It is what is inside the lotion that constitutes the problem, as the mixture is made. That, in particular, can cause difficulties.

My feeling is, if you’re someone who suffers from that kind of an allergy, it needs to be detected early and dealt with effectively, and recognized.

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