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Allergic Reaction to Sunscreen Products

Allergic Reaction to Sunscreen Products This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.— I would like to record my clinical findings regarding the use of combination sunscreening products that combine both aminobenzoic acid (PABA) and a physical blocking agent (titanium dioxide) for use in patients who have had positive results to a skin for patch test PABA.In the past five years, I have had several patients in whom a patch test-confirmed photoallergic contact dermatitis developed after the use of products containing 5% PABA in an alcohol base (Pre-Sun). Initially, I gave such patients sunscreens containing only benzophenones (Uval) or zinc oxide pastes. The latter were cosmetically unacceptable, and use of the former still resulted in sunburn in some patients. I then had them use a PABA-containing product together with titanium dioxide in a cream base (Solar Cream). The preparation was not only effective as a total ultraviolet light blocker, but also the PABA-sensitive patients had no allergic reaction from http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Allergic Reaction to Sunscreen Products

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 117 (2) – Feb 1, 1981

Allergic Reaction to Sunscreen Products

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.— I would like to record my clinical findings regarding the use of combination sunscreening products that combine both aminobenzoic acid (PABA) and a physical blocking agent (titanium dioxide) for use in patients who have had positive results to a skin for patch test PABA.In the past five years, I have had several patients in whom a...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1981 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1981.01650020006011
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.— I would like to record my clinical findings regarding the use of combination sunscreening products that combine both aminobenzoic acid (PABA) and a physical blocking agent (titanium dioxide) for use in patients who have had positive results to a skin for patch test PABA.In the past five years, I have had several patients in whom a patch test-confirmed photoallergic contact dermatitis developed after the use of products containing 5% PABA in an alcohol base (Pre-Sun). Initially, I gave such patients sunscreens containing only benzophenones (Uval) or zinc oxide pastes. The latter were cosmetically unacceptable, and use of the former still resulted in sunburn in some patients. I then had them use a PABA-containing product together with titanium dioxide in a cream base (Solar Cream). The preparation was not only effective as a total ultraviolet light blocker, but also the PABA-sensitive patients had no allergic reaction from

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1981

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