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 Post subject: Re: Sunscreen
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:31 pm 
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Vanicream sounds great! We still find sunscreen a real challenge on our son's skin, and after he wears it, we immediately get him in the shower to get it off his skin. Have you found Vanicream to be something you need to get off your son's skin after being outdoors? And, have you tried it in the pool? It doesn't say it's waterproof, so it probably isn't, but I wondered if you might have tried it.

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 Post subject: Re: Sunscreen
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:01 pm 
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Location: Toronto area
Hi Julie,

We've tried Vanicream for about a week and it's amazing. Firstly, no rashes/hives right after applying it! Once it is applied, you can't even tell - there is no "film", smell or grease. I applied it on my sons who were in the pool the entire afternoon and there were no issues - but i'd probably reapply it at the beach where they're going in and out of the water.
Hope this helps,
boys' mom


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 Post subject: Re: Sunscreen
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:18 am 
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Here's an article on allergies to sunscreen.

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"The very nature of it, absorbing the ultraviolet light to make it less reactive and less dangerous, does some things to the skin that make for that reaction," said dermatologist Dr. William Patrick.

Reactions can come the form of a rash, redness or itchiness. The severity of the allergy could also depend on the sun protection factor, or SPF.


http://www.13wham.com/news/local/story/ ... 1HvgA.cspx

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