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S/O from other group (Sunblock)

Posted by on Jun. 11, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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I saw the title of a post in MC. Someone refuses to use sunblock on thier children. 

What are the circumstances? Cause i refuse to use sunblock on my child, and even pissed family off once when i refused, because she is allergic to it, and it gets so bad it forms blisters and broken open bleeding sores on her skin. 


by on Jun. 11, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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ditsyjo
by Gold Member on Jun. 11, 2013 at 1:43 PM
I don't refuse to use sunscreen but I do believe it should be used with common sense and discrestion (sp). Does serious sunburn cause skin cancer, yes. Sadly so does over use of many sunscreens. There are carcigen free varieties but they are not common. Secondly sunscreen prevents the absorption of sun light which is necessary for the body to make vitamin D. Yes you can take supplements but they are not as good as the natural stuff. We only use sunscreen if we are going to be out in the sun for an extended period of time... 2 hours at least
Babymama7710
by Member on Jun. 11, 2013 at 1:47 PM

I don't use it on my son he is allergic to whatever is in it.he also had EB so he doesn't play out in the sun when its hot out so no need for it

Bmat
by Ruby Member on Jun. 11, 2013 at 3:01 PM

If the child is allergic, of course it can't be used. I'd consult a dermatologist or even the pediatrician to find out if there is a kind that can be used. Otherwise it would be long sleeves and pants and a hat whenever outside between 9 AM and 4 PM.

Bmat
by Ruby Member on Jun. 11, 2013 at 3:02 PM

I asked my dermatologist about getting natural sunlight for the vit. D.  He said 10 minutes a day without sunblock would be plenty.

alexis_06
by AnnaLisa :) on Jun. 12, 2013 at 2:52 AM

 if the child is allergic, obviously it cant be used, but i would talk with the dr and see what the other options are.

Irenesmommy
by Platinum Member on Jun. 12, 2013 at 2:56 AM

I would see a dermatologist for you child. I use sunblock sparingling with my dd. If I know we will be out in the sun for a long time I use it. 30 min swim lesson I don't. I myself have had two precancerous spots removed on my face and shoulder, back when I was young I never used it and now I'm paying the price

JP-StrongForTwo
by on Jun. 12, 2013 at 3:53 AM

She see's a dermatologist. its one of the many specialist she sees. She has tried everything they can suggest. The only thing we can do is just to not put anything on her skin (including lotions and creams, they make her blister to the point of bleeding) 

Quoting Irenesmommy:

I would see a dermatologist for you child. I use sunblock sparingling with my dd. If I know we will be out in the sun for a long time I use it. 30 min swim lesson I don't. I myself have had two precancerous spots removed on my face and shoulder, back when I was young I never used it and now I'm paying the price


RADmomma
by on Jun. 12, 2013 at 10:24 AM
We don't use sunblock. We're not allergic but sunblock & sunscreen are full of nasty chemicals. Some of which cause cancer.

We limit our time outside during the peak hours, stick to the shade when it's super sunny & we are aware of our surroundings. In the water we wear sun protectant clothes.
Jadnorton
by on Jun. 12, 2013 at 10:27 AM
My child is allergic to most sunscreens but there are other things you can use in order to naturally provide sunscreen. Carrot oil has an SPF of 20 by itself. We also use SPF rash guards and hats. He's never had a burn and very little skin ever shows.
JP-StrongForTwo
by on Jun. 12, 2013 at 5:44 PM

well we are in phoenix arizona. lol. we are used to just NOT being outside unless its a few hours early morning, or a few hours after the sun goes down. 


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