Sunscreen topical Side Effects

It is possible that some side effects of sunscreen topical may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

Applies to sunscreen topical: topical application cream, topical application gel/jelly, topical application liquid, topical application lotion, topical application oil, topical application ointment, topical application pad, topical application spray, topical application stick

As well as its needed effects, sunscreen topical may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking sunscreen topical, check with your doctor immediately:

Rare
  • Acne
  • burning, itching, or stinging of the skin
  • early appearance of redness or swelling of the skin
  • late appearance of rash with or without weeping blisters that become crusted, especially in sun-exposed areas, and may extend to unexposed areas of the skin
  • pain in hairy areas
  • pus in the hair follicles

Some sunscreen topical side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common
  • Drying or tightening of the skin

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