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can going to a tanning bed affect shingles

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Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and chemicals ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Tanning Bed: One tanning bed treatment increases the incidence of melanoma by 20%. Frequent exposure to tanning beds before 35 increases the incidence of melanoma ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Medium-well: Possibly you are over-doing the voluntary self-baking. Keep in mind that your skin tells you the limits of your short term tolerance. You need to take ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: That is virtually impossible.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
No problem: I have never heard of a problem with tanning while on metformin. There are some other medications that increase sensitivity to sunlight, or uv light, ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: It increases your risk of developing skin cancer.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it is: Tanning beds produce radiation which is harmful to your skin as it will cause wrinkling and increases the risk of skin cancer. Many young woem are dev ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Have it evaluated: There are several possible answers to what this might be and even if it is related. It could be an infecdtion or a skin growth., even a tumor. Have ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Visible scar: A tanning bed is more likely to contrast the difference in pigmentation between your scar and surrounding skin. While a scar initially can look pink, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
21 years experience Child Psychiatry
Bad idea: There is a much safer way to treat seasonal depression. Only your eyeballs need the light, and they need it on schedule every morning. A light box th ... Read More
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