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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience Dermatology
Photosensitivity: When drugs advise against being in direct sunlight they are warning against developing a photosensitive reaction. There are two types - phototoxic & ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Macri
32 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Don't: Many antibiotics make you photosensitive ...To sun light or tanning light ( unhealty) check the instructions that came with your anti biotic and you c ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Take a break!: I would not advise it at this time as your body is in the midst of a battle against the antibiotic. Your immune system is on high alert and the UV lig ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That would be a: Huge mistake.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Tanning beds : Tanning bed are generally not recommended for psoriasis as the uva light alone is only moderately helpful and will increase skin cancer risk.
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No : No there is no safe time. Excessive uv exposure incrementally increase the risk for skin cancer. From your description you have a fitzpatrick skin c ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
UV DAMAGE: YES IT DOES.
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Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Moisturizer: I'm not sure what caused your condition. Could be a new makeup, soap, perfume, laundry soap....The list is endless. The treatment is to avoid the cau ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
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

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