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What will happen if you go into a tanning bed while on antibiotics that say not to be in direct sunlight

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Rash: Rash is a sign of irritated or inflamed skin. When you actually tan, that is an expression of Skin Damage. You may have worsening of your rash, in... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Words matter: No, you don't get sun exposure if you are not in the sun. You get the same damaging UVA/UVB rays that the sun exposure causes because the lights at de... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Tanning beds: One study showed that the people who had used a tanning bed, tanning booth, or sun lamp were 2.5 times more likely to develop the squamous type of can... Read More
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Avoid tanning beds: There is substantial evidence that tanning beds are associated with significantly increased risk of skin cancers. They should be avoided. When you are... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Yes: Going to the tanning bed before the age of 35 raises your risk of melanoma by 75%. There is no such thing has a healthy tan.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Unlikely: Tanning will not imrove your poison ivy rash and actually irritating the skin more can make it worse.
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Keuer
Specializes in Dermatology
No, not dangerous: Red dots that appear in the exposed area after a severe sunburn are not dangerous, and if they represent capillary damage they will fade in a week or ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
No: The Lamictal rash occurs in about 3-5% of patients and is most often an allergic or idiosyncratic reaction. Stevens-johnson may occur if a painful ra... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Excessive tanning and especially repeated sunburns are a risk factor for skin cancers, including melanoma, as you get older, but that does not mean it... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
I would have: These evaluated by a dermatologist. Can't know if they are malignant without a biopsy. Please don't use a tanning bed.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
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