Sunscreen may be the culprit and the cure for dermatitis

11/10/2010 |

People who develop skin irritation after sun exposure may have an allergy to PABA or related substances in their sunscreen. Switching to a sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as the active ingredient may help, said dermatology professor Timothy Berger. "Aggressive sun protection might make a big difference" for patients with atopic dermatitis that flares with sun exposure, Dr. Berger said.

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