A member asked:

While having uvb therapy for psoriasis, can i use a regular tanning bed on non - treatment days? i will be going to mexico and want some color

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Dr. William Harris answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Yes: The only reason i say this is for your protection. Indoor tanning with a mix of uva & uvb light will thicken and darken your skin. This will protect you against the mexico sun as compared to the iowa sun. Wear a big hat and sunscreen! when you get back, be happy with your lighter color - you don't want to make skin cancer and wrinkles because of continued tanning!

Answered 4/1/2019



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