Written on: 11/06/2010
STAY CLEAR OF PIZ BUIN!!!
I have had three separate allergic resctions and have only just managed to pin point the culprit Piz Buin!
I went to Cyprus last year and by the 2nd day i was in hopsital on a drip. The rash didn't go for the whole duration and I was diagnosed as having a photoallergic reaction.The rash was arms and neck and face looked like heat rash but didn't shift.
The bank holiday just gone I used Piz Buin again on arms and chest and guess what... Seriously nasty rash, endded up on a course of high dose steriods along with creams etc. It took 10 days to go this time round.
Logic tells me that this is the cuplrit and that the ingredients react with the sun and cause the rash.
I would reccomend using a paraben free cream such as the Green People. I would also avoid using anyhing else with parabens in whilst on holidays as this may trigger. Another thought, take your own towels away with you to avoid any contact.
I am so releived that maybe or infact definately, I am allergic to Piz Buin and I may be able to have a holiday this year away from hospitals!
I am not an allergic person normally which gives me enough proff that it is the sun cream.
Spoke to customer services at Piz Buin and they advise people to report any rashes so that they can try and sort this. I mentioned this site and they say taht without the reports to them directly, they will never know.