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#1 tvt

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    Posted 15 June 2008 - 02:27 AM

    The other day I was on a site inspection - going out into the desert on jeeps - and a coworker brought sunscreen for us all, being fair skinned I lathered up with it. It was Kids sunscreen SPF 50. I have sensitive skin but figured since it was a brand I'd used before that I would be fine. All was fine and dandy, I didn't get burned, and I thought I was free and clear... until the next day. My very sensitive skin decided it hated the sunscreen and has now broken out into a terrible rash all over my face, neck and chest. I have millions of tiny little bumps all over! How do I make this go away?

    I have cortozon cream that I've been putting on. What else can I do to expedite getting this ugly rash gone?

    #2 Birdie07

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      Posted 15 June 2008 - 02:37 AM

      My hubby said ice to make the inflamation go down. Don't ice for more than 20 minutes at a time. And the cortozone cream. That sucks. I also have really sensitive skin. I hate it!

      #3 ErinB


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        Posted 15 June 2008 - 02:41 AM

        Did you take a Benadryl? You can also ice the area to see if that helps the swelling go down. Wrap an icepack or a bag of frozen peas in a towel and test it out...

        I would say be sure you keep it clean and dry. You might want to ask a pharmacist or call your doctor Monday.

        #4 Hartyt509

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          Posted 15 June 2008 - 02:53 AM

          It happens to me a lot and what I do is scrub myself while in the shower with Sanex- not sure if you can get it tho - that seems to work takes a few goes tho

          #5 becks



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            Posted 15 June 2008 - 08:04 AM

            Benadryl, cortizone and ice are your best bets. Just be careful with the cortizone because it will dry your skin out terribly if you use it too much.

            You can also try an oatmeal bath - aveeno makes a nice one. Of course, the mess it makes of the tub is disgusting, but it really does soothe.

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            #6 Helen_S81

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              Posted 15 June 2008 - 08:11 AM

              I have to be really careful about sunscreen too. I found a brand that works for me and try to only use that brand untill I couldn't get it in Canada anymore. I'm down to the last bottle bought on a cross border shopping trip. So now I'm working my way through some different kinds of sunscreen trying to find one that works when I'm out in the sun. I can use it and not go out and not have a reaction but then when I go in the sun I get a rash. I'm really fair skinned too so I use a high spf.

              The only thing I've used is the Goldbond medicated moisturizer to reduce the itch, but I wouldn't use that on my face.

              Good luck!

              #7 Jenn3878

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                Posted 15 June 2008 - 09:08 AM

                Ditto on what the others have reccommended! Hope you get better soon!

                #8 Maura


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                Posted 15 June 2008 - 09:19 AM

                just a tip: if benadryl doesnt work, try a pepcid. the pepcid is not just an antacid, its also a good anti-histamine.

                sorry you have a rash tara - i have really sensitive skin too and i dont put anything on my skin that i havent done a small test site run on to know i wont get a rash.

                #9 tvt

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                  Posted 15 June 2008 - 11:09 AM

                  thanks ladies. I would have never thought of benadryl for a rash. Or pepcid!

                  #10 Copita

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                    Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:53 AM

                    Try taking a warm bath in oatmeal flakes. I know ti sounds weird but this is the ONLY thing that helps me. That and calamine lotion.

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