Octyl salicylate is an oil soluble chemical sunscreen agent that absorbs UVB radiation. It does not protect against UVA. Octyl salicylate is used to augment the UVB protection in a sunscreen. Salicylates are weak UVB absorbers and they are generally used in combination with other UV filters
Octisalate rarely causes allergies in tropical usage. Not much study has been done on effects of topical usage of Octisalate during breast feeding however it is known to penetrate the skin hence itís better to use other alternatives.
FDA study found blood levels 10 times above cutoff for systemic exposure, skin penetration in lab studies has been observedNote: Study and data for tropical use only
Oxybenzone has been found in motherís milk. And has relatively high 1% to 9% skin penetration in lab studies. Oxybenzone has relatively high rates of skin allergy, it has weak estrogen like effects, and its observed as moderate anti-androgen. Oxybenzone is associated with altered birth weight in human studies. It is not recommended to use Oxybenzone during breast feeding.Note: Study and data for tropical use only.
You should immediately inform your health care provider about Hemp Lip Balm | Octisalate, Oxybenzone Lipstick usage and your breastfeeding interval after usage of
Please double check with your doctor if he is aware of your breastfeeding stratus, Ask your doctor if there is any safe alternative of Hemp Lip Balm | Octisalate, Oxybenzone Lipstick. Check with your doctor if you shall temporally stop breastfeeding. You may go for second opinion as well. Still after all of this if your doctor still recommends Hemp Lip Balm | Octisalate, Oxybenzone Lipstick then go for it as they have access on more detailed medical and scientific information and they understand your individual medical situation much better.
Extreme level of monitoring required as Hemp Lip Balm | Octisalate, Oxybenzone Lipstick could be dangerous for kid.
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