Sunscreen topical Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 1, 2022.
Applies to sunscreen topical: topical application cream, topical application gel/jelly, topical application liquid, topical application lotion, topical application ointment, topical application spray, topical application stick
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, sunscreen topical may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking sunscreen topical:
- 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
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
Some side effects of sunscreen topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- Drying or tightening of the skin
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.