Could I have an allergic reaction to Banana Boat or any other sunscreen?

For some people, their sensitivity to an ingredient can be triggered or exacerbated by the sun.  Such a reaction can result in an exaggerated skin rash, or redness that may be mistaken for sunburn.

If concerned about the possibility of sensitivity to certain ingredients, we suggest consumers carefully test the product before use or consult their physician in advance.

We encourage people who have concerns about a reaction to visit a dermatologist who can determine the differences between a chemical burn, a sun burn, an irritant or allergic reaction to the sunscreen itself, or in very rare cases a photoallergic reaction.  A dermatologist can also advise on appropriate treatment.

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