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What should I know about using sunscreen if I have hives?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Hives, or itchy, red welts that pop up on your skin, can be caused by a number of factors, including a reaction to heat or to allergens—which can  including certain chemicals in some sunscreens. It's best to consult your dermatologist to try to find out the source of your hives and how to treat them.

Your doctor can also speak to you about whether sunscreen use is appropriate for, helpful to, or possibly a cause of your condition. Your doctor may ask you to pay attention to whether the sunscreen itself, or time spent in the sun, seems to bring on a flare-up of your hives.

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