Tampa dermatologist warns of dangers of masks, face paint this Halloween

Dr. Seth Forman says that adverse reactions to the chemicals in face paints and masks are common this time of year
(PR NewsChannel) / October 29, 2013 / TAMPA, Fla. 

Tampa dermatologist Forman dermatology and skin cancer instituteWith Halloween just days away, Tampa dermatologist Dr. Seth Forman is warning parents of the risks associated with the face paint and masks they are going to put on their little ghosts. He says that these common costume pieces can cause severe allergic reactions.

“Face paints sold during Halloween are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration,” explained Forman. “Some of the Halloween face paints may include chemicals that can cause adverse reactions, which can be painful, especially for a child. Parents have to be careful of what they put on their child’s face.”

Rubber or latex masks aren’t a good alternative either, the Tampa dermatologist warns. He states that these materials are common allergies, and if a parent is unsure of whether or not his or her child is allergic to rubber or latex, the best thing to do is take them to the doctor for a test.

Forman isn’t suggesting that parents simply take away the fun of dressing up for Halloween for their children. Instead, he recommends using traditional cosmetic makeup to make up your little princess or pirate this Halloween.

“If a child has no reaction to their mother’s makeup when she hugs and kisses him or her daily, it’s much safer to use on the child’s skin than unregulated, chemical-filled face paint,” says the Tampa dermatologist.

For more on Dr. Seth Forman, Tampa dermatology or Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, please visit www.FormanDerm.com.

About Dr. Seth Forman: Dr. Forman is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in Tampa, Florida. He was voted the “Best Dermatologist in Carrollwood” in 2011 and 2012 by the Carrollwood News and Tribune as well as the 2013 “Best Dermatologist in North Tampa” by the Tampa Tribune. In December 2011, he opened his new Tampa dermatology office, Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, where he gives psoriasis sufferers access to the latest treatment options, including topical and oral medications, as well as biological and phototherapy. Dr. Forman is one of the few Tampa dermatologists to offer narrowband light therapy, which uses pharmaceutical grade light to suppress psoriasis. He’s also one of the few board-certified dermatologists in the U.S. to use the SRT-100 radiotherapy to treat basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer.

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