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A review of sunscreens and their adverse reactions.
Acta Dermatovenerol Croat. 2005; 13(1):28-35.AD

Abstract

Sunscreens are used to protect the skin from harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) light but they do not completely prevent photocarcinogenesis, photoaging and photoimmunosuppression. They are useful for protection against UVB and short-wave UVA. Complete protection against long-wave UVA has not been achieved. There is no universally accepted method to evaluate UVA protection. Sun protection factor is a simple and internationally used method to compare sunscreen protection against UVB induced erythema. Adverse reactions to sunscreens are not common but they should be considered especially in persons with pre-existing eczematous conditions or photodermatoses. The use of sunscreens has increased steadily over the last decade; as a result, allergy and photoallergy to UV filters are now more frequent than in the past. Sensitization can occur from the various sunscreening agents and from the excipients included in formulations. An overview of sunscreens, their effectiveness, and adverse reactions is presented.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University Department of Dermatology and Venereology Zagreb University Hospital Center, Salata 4, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15788144

Citation

Pustisek, Nives, et al. "A Review of Sunscreens and Their Adverse Reactions." Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC, vol. 13, no. 1, 2005, pp. 28-35.
Pustisek N, Lipozencić J, Ljubojević S. A review of sunscreens and their adverse reactions. Acta Dermatovenerol Croat. 2005;13(1):28-35.
Pustisek, N., Lipozencić, J., & Ljubojević, S. (2005). A review of sunscreens and their adverse reactions. Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC, 13(1), 28-35.
Pustisek N, Lipozencić J, Ljubojević S. A Review of Sunscreens and Their Adverse Reactions. Acta Dermatovenerol Croat. 2005;13(1):28-35. PubMed PMID: 15788144.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A review of sunscreens and their adverse reactions. AU - Pustisek,Nives, AU - Lipozencić,Jasna, AU - Ljubojević,Suzana, PY - 2005/3/25/pubmed PY - 2005/6/16/medline PY - 2005/3/25/entrez SP - 28 EP - 35 JF - Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC JO - Acta Dermatovenerol Croat VL - 13 IS - 1 N2 - Sunscreens are used to protect the skin from harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) light but they do not completely prevent photocarcinogenesis, photoaging and photoimmunosuppression. They are useful for protection against UVB and short-wave UVA. Complete protection against long-wave UVA has not been achieved. There is no universally accepted method to evaluate UVA protection. Sun protection factor is a simple and internationally used method to compare sunscreen protection against UVB induced erythema. Adverse reactions to sunscreens are not common but they should be considered especially in persons with pre-existing eczematous conditions or photodermatoses. The use of sunscreens has increased steadily over the last decade; as a result, allergy and photoallergy to UV filters are now more frequent than in the past. Sensitization can occur from the various sunscreening agents and from the excipients included in formulations. An overview of sunscreens, their effectiveness, and adverse reactions is presented. SN - 1330-027X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15788144/A_review_of_sunscreens_and_their_adverse_reactions_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/sunexposure.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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