Suncream for sensitive skin

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Found 24th May 2010
Wondering if anyone has any advice.

My 3 year old has sensitive skin, so have had a bit of a nightmare with suncreams. As a baby there was never really an issue, just used to use the Boots baby suncream. Then last year his skin reacted really badly to it. We then tried Avon suncream as my sis had some for her LO. He was fine with this, no reaction. Then bought some for this year, and blow me, massive reaction inc swollen eyes.

I have tried Boots, Avon, Asda, Ambre Solaire, Hawaiin Tropic, all of which give him a reaction of varying degree, but all leave his skin with a rough feeling rash, goes away after 3/4 days.

Anyone experienced anything similar? And did you find anything with didn't give a reaction? I have tried hypo-allergenic creams but still the same results! Poor little mite gets a rash if he has a bubble bath (even baby bath).

I spoke to health visitor today, she says in certain circumstances suncream is available on prescription, so going to Docs on Wednesday. Just wondering if anybody experieced anything similar really.

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Have you tried Salcura. I only ask as I got some samples from them last week through the freebies section but that has now finished. Look under products as they have a baby range and a sun range

salcuraskincare.com/?gc…xJA

Or Simple

simple.co.uk/cat…spx

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Have you tried Salcura. I only ask as I got some samples from them last … Have you tried Salcura. I only ask as I got some samples from them last week through the freebies section but that has now finished. Look under products as they have a baby range and a sun rangehttp://www.salcuraskincare.com/?gclid=CJ2g7Lfg66ECFSEulAodjykxJAOr Simplehttp://www.simple.co.uk/categories/Suncare-47.aspx



The health visitor suggested simple, but never seen the suncream, gonna see what doc offers, give them a go, then if not working will have a look at the ones you have mentioned thanks!

used to get roc from the docs for mine.coz they were so fair skinned.

Oh I've been thru them all too, simple was one of the worst for rashes, nivea, roc, all similar, this year we invested in p20 and so far it's been fab, my girls both are fair and were out pretty much the whole weekend and neither are pink, I think my two girls get rashes from sweat stuck between the skin and cream, I took my two into boots last week and covered their faces in p20, none of the stores seem to want to let you return it if you have a reaction

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Can he take anti-histamines?

Believe it or not but ive been using Tesco's own brand spray, factor 30 on my two year old with very sensitive skin, he also suffers from mild eczema and is prone to rashes and its been fab, no reactions at all. Its for children in a green spray bottle, smells a bit odd but im not bothered as it does the job well and no pink bodies here

My daughter takes a bad reaction as well. GP prescribed E45 did work but was terrible to rub in and marked her clothes not to mention trying to get it off your own hands. One time the pharmacy didn't have it in stock and gave me a tube of banana boat (not available on prescription) Worth asking pharmacist as once I didn't see the tube and just picked a bottle off the shelf thinking it would be the same and she had a reaction. Glad I found Banana Boat as I was spending a fortune on sun creams.

My son has rash from suncreams as well since an early age. Tried p20 but this still gave him a rash. The only cream we have found that leaves no rash is nivea. He has bad hay fever so is on antihistamines throughout the summer so this will not relieve a rash caused by suncream. It may be trial and error for you as I notice nivea didnt work for someone else on here.

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Thanks for all the advice, doesn't seem to be a concensus (spelling?) on the situation, but all duly noted, thanks again!
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