My son gets eczema quite often, especially in the warmer weather. Can anyone recommend a good sunscreen to use that is suitable for such sensitive skin?


Posted by Melanie, 14th October 2015


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  • You are better off getting one from the health shop, they will recommend one for you. I did that for my son who suffers with eczema.



  • yes get pharmacy advice. i am not sure for sunscreen ideas though.



  • The Cancer Council has a very good one too.
    Only use the ones designed specifically for kids. They don’t have perfume or chemicals to keep it in that those designed for adults that like perfume aromas. I asked at several pharmacies what the difference was. I wanted to make sure some weren’t just promoting particular brands. However I know a lady who ever since she was a young child has reacted badly to some sunscreens.- even to the point that some have different % of some substances used in them. She now keeps the packaging/last container and checks them when buying a new one. A girl who is a relative of mine had a kids’ one on and had an allergic reaction to it. Although she didn’t go outside – she changed her mind and didn’t go outside her skin went red as though she had been very badly burnt, even her ear lobes.
    They took her to the Dr. as soon as they discovered it as they were worried it might be something really serious. He gave her a very mild medication (partial dose only) and it cleared up completely within 24 hours.



  • Thanks. Will give that one a try. I appreciate your recommendation HopefullyHeidi. :)



  • Ego sunsense have a sensitive sunscreen in their range that I have used on my son who has ezcema


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