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Doctor insights on: Allergic Reaction To Tanning Lotion Symptoms

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Signs of a tanning bed allergic reaction?

Signs of a tanning bed allergic reaction?

UV allergic reaction: It is possible to have an allergic reaction to exposure to uv rays. Reactions include bumps across exposed area, rash, hives, and extreme itching.

It is important to also remember a tanning bed greatly increases your risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Could juvederm cause an allergic reaction? I have very sensitive skin and have to be careful about the lotions I use, because a lot of them make my skin break out. What are the ingredients in juvederm? I want to make sure I don't have an allergic reaction

Could juvederm cause an allergic reaction? I have very sensitive skin and have to be careful about the lotions I use, because a lot of them make my skin break out. What are the ingredients in juvederm? I want to make sure I don't have an allergic reaction

More probable: Yes, its prob the offending agent causing your problems, and the best way to find out is to stop, heal all areas, return to normal, and if you're game, use it again (if your reactions are mild). That's the best real world test. Juvederm can cause allergies in those with allergies to certain proteins, like bacterial proteins. ...Read more

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I have a rash all over my body from an allergic reaction to an antibiotic I was taking, can I still lay in a tanning bed?

I have a rash all over my body from an allergic reaction to an antibiotic I was taking, can I still lay in a tanning bed?

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 lights may cause the rash to increase. Secondly, much as our culture loves tan skin as a sign of good health it's an incredible health hazard - leads to premature skin aging, wrinkles and sometimes cancer. http://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/indoor_tanning. Htm ...Read more

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My 12yr old son has chicken pox. On applying calomine lotion, he has fainted twice? Is this an allergic reaction or should I be worried?

My 12yr old son has chicken pox. On applying calomine lotion, he has fainted twice? Is this an allergic reaction or should I be worried?

Chickenpox: Fainting would be an unusual reaction as far as an allergy. If the calamine being applied is very painful that can happen. I'd recommend a call or visit to your doctor to get more details. Can also be related to being sicker with the chicken pox. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to every indoor tanning lotion. I have tried a long time to tan. Any advice?

I'm allergic to every indoor tanning lotion. I have tried a long time to tan. Any advice?

If you are referring: To lotions applied prior to use of tanning beds - would recommend avoidance of tanning beds. Tanning beds carry significant risk to your health. To protect from skin cancer risk - avoid tanning beds. ...Read more

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I use fragrance free products. I've been patch tested for allergies. Still cant find shampoo, conditioner, soap or lotions that im not allergic to.?

I use fragrance free products. I've been patch tested for allergies. Still cant find shampoo, conditioner, soap or lotions that im not allergic to.?

Contact dermatitis: I recommend patients try Vanicream line of soaps, shampoos, etc if they have issues with contact dermatitis with various personal care products. It is devoid of most additives/fragrances and is usually tolerated even in patients with very sensitive skin. Try it out if you haven' t already, good luck! ...Read more

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Can tanning lotion prevents sunburn?

Tanning lotion: Tanning lotion will not protect against sunburn or sun damage. You need a broad spectrum uva uvb blocking sunscreen with spf rated 30 or higher. Neutropenia has great products. ...Read more

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Is there anyway I can make my skin darker? Without sun beds? Or tanning lotions? I don't want to ruin my skin

Making skin darker: The best (and safest) way to darken the skin is to use tanning lotions or sprays, spray tan, or a product to stain the skin---summers labs makes a great product for this. ...Read more

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What is a good substitute for sun tanning lotion?

Why?: There is no good substitute. If you are having problems with one look for a paraben free product. Would not expose oneself to too much sun without any protection. Regular sun tanning oils with any spf are not the way to go. Great tan, increase risk for possible skin cancer and aging skin. ...Read more

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How safe is self tanning lotions & airbrushing?

How safe is self tanning lotions & airbrushing?

Tanning: Self tanners and airbrushing (depending on the products used) are considerably more safe than using a tanning bed/booth - and the results can look pretty good as well. Keep in mind that using this form of tanning does not reduce your chances of getting burned or incurring damage to your skin from the actual sun. You should always use an spf to protect your skin when out in the sun. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best gradual tanning lotion for very fair skin?

Please recommend the best gradual tanning lotion for very fair skin?

Jergins: Jergins has a great line of gradual tanners that you can use as a daily lotion and give your self a "buildable glow" I think it's called " Jergins Natural Glow" I am thrilled you are taking good care of your skin and opting for a tanning lotion rather than the sun's deadly rays! ...Read more

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Are self tanning lotions harmful? Do they have dangerous chemicals in them? Is it safe to use?

Very safe.: Self tanning lotions are very safe. They are simply staining the top-most layers of skin a brown color. I recommend my patients use self-tanners over using tanning beds or external tanning to get color. If your skin is getting darker from sun exposure, it is a pathogenic response to sun, and means your skin cells are trying to protect their dna by producing melanin. This is never good. ...Read more

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I have severe burn from a tanning bed is it OK to put baby lotion on it?

I have severe burn from a tanning bed is it OK to put baby lotion on it?

Yes, but Aloe Vera: May give more relief. Also, cold compresses. OK to take oral pain medications. Please commit to avoid tanning beds and using sun protection in the future to lower your risk of skin cancer. ...Read more

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I've been going to the tanning bed, once a week and my skin startin to dry out and peel. Lotion doesn't help. Why is this happening?

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 a break from the tanning bed, moisturize--possibly more than once daily--and consider the long-term skin cancer risk from excess exposure to uv radiation. ...Read more

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Could I use tanning lotions as a normal lotion?

Sure: I have a Jergins lotion I use for this. Give you a nice tanned look you want, but gradually, while moisturizing your skin. Also, anything that will keep you from wanting to get in the sun for a real tan is a good thing! ...Read more

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How does tanning lotion work and how long do its effects last and do they last even after you get wet?

A few days: It stains the skin temporarily, a few days. Its perfectly safe. Lasts longer if you don't swim or bathe. ...Read more

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What are these spots and how do I get rid of them? They only appear when I use sunless tanning lotion. One pic is with sunless tan and one is without.

What are these spots and how do I get rid of them? They only appear when I use sunless tanning lotion. One pic is with sunless tan and one is without.

Request consult: By requesting a formal consult, you will be able to video consult or download pictures for a more complete evaluation and answer. We are unable to view records or pictures in this forum. Hope we can help you soon! ...Read more

Tanning (Definition)

Tanning refers to attending exposing oneself to the sun, or a tanning salon, for the purpose of darkening the skin, for cosmetic reasons. Occasionally, tanning is for medical reasons to relieve some symptoms ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more