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can you go in a tanning bed while on synthroid

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

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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 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tanning beds: are an unnecessary risk for skin cancer. Beyond that - it depends on which acne medication you are referring to.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Bad idea: Tanning beds aren't the best in the first place; they'll age your skin and put you at risk for cancer down the road. If you're on a tetracycline it's ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Adams
43 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Not a good idea: Differin (adapalene) makes the skin more sensitive to sunburn, so using a tanning bed would not be recommended.
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 48-year-old member asked:
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
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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