Sunscreen

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by vickster, 22 Feb 2018.

  1. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    Have done. Metrodrozinale* did bugger all... then an optometrist prescribed Doxycycline* a couple of years ago. It worked wonders, but could only stay on it for a few months. I don't mind the blotchy flushed skin so much, but when my eyes start dripping uncontrollably, I'll go back and get some more.

    I knocked the booze on the head for a few months years ago... didn't make much difference. Life without spicy food doesn't interest me... but I guess it's likely to be multiple allergies and i could spend the rest of my life trying and failing to suss out what they are.

    *no idea how to spell them
     
    Last edited: 23 Feb 2018
  2. Andrew_P

    Andrew_P In between here and there

    I do not even look like I have it. Just another random "Opinion" (I have stopped calling them Diagnosis now....)
     
  3. Andrew_P

    Andrew_P In between here and there

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    vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    I’m taking my 3rd course of lymecycline, 8 weeks. I have perioral dermatitis too which has partially cleared with the last course. I understand it won’t clear it for good but be good if it reduces it

    Review in 2 months, probably by GP unless Bupa do a u-turn
     
  5. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

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    vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    It’s not irritation per se, more that it doesn’t drip into and thus sting my eyes if I sweat, ie on bike in summer :smile:

    My brother is going to get me the stuff I linked upthread from John Lewis (Discount)
     
  7. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

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    Some of the Sport ones are a bit claggy and pore-clogging, that's all, hence the suggestion.
     
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    vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    I’ll have a looksie at the reviews :smile:

    JL sell the sunsense stuff too that @midlife mentioned
     
  9. Rooster1

    Rooster1 Hornblower

    I plan to use sun cream on every ride (April - Sept) as I am very concerned at the time I spent out on my bike and the skin damage.
     
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    vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    And what do you use that doesn’t sting eyes?
     
  11. davidphilips

    davidphilips Senior Member

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    Best things in life can be free, you could go to your GP and ask for a prescription , good luck.
     

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    vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    It won't be free, it'll be £8.60 :smile: Possibly more if I ask the (private) dermatologist

    How is that stuff when it gets into the eyes? Or does it stay put when sweating?
     
  13. davidphilips

    davidphilips Senior Member

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    Can not say what its like if it gets into eyes but have only had a issue with some of the cheap sun creams i tried and they where terrible for running into my eyes and stung, but when my GP started giving me prescriptions no problem, the sun cream issued is a bit thin but seems to work great and i tend to use it even if only going out for an hour plus i tend to use a pulled up neck warmer most days to cover my ears unless really warm.

    One of my friends is having part of his ear removed tomorrow because of a lump (melanoma) Hes hoping to be out cycling on Sunday, Hes said to me a lot this last few weeks to make sure to use sun cream on both arms and legs if not wearing long tops/bottoms even if the sun does not seem strong, i have a lot of white scars and patches from old accidents and have to take care with them.

    Sorry you have been diagnosed with a skin condition, but take care and best wishes and hope every thing clears up and does not return

    Only other thing is make sure to use good sun glasses as cyclists tend to be exposed to sun damage.
     
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    vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Thanks. I have prescription transition Oakley sunglasses for cycling
     
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