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Bumps From Tanning Bed
Don't go tanning: Tanning beds can significantly increase your risk of skin cancer. They do cause the skin to age much faster. You can catch all sorts of infections from the beds because there is no good way of cleaning them from one client to another. Oh, and they are addictive, like drugs. There are safer ways to add color to your skin like spray tanning. Please don't use them. ...Read more
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 it evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more
Small bumps on my chest where I got burnt from tanning bed. They came after I peeled a little but they aren't red and they dont hurt or itch?
Sorry to hear: you overdid it at the tanning salon.As you know, this increases your risk for future skin cancer. Very likely the "burn" caused some inflammation in your skin; if bacteria from skin contact with surface should be red. It sounds like it is very mild as there is no redness or itching. Put some OTC cortisone cream on the bumps; they should resolve in a few days. Please reconsider/avoid tanning beds:) ...Read more
I went to tanning bed and came home with irritation shortly later on my buttocks. It itches like mosquito bites and in a cluster of bumps?
I layed in the tanning bed and i ended up getting tiny red bumps all over neck and chest that itches what is it?
Tanning Bed Rash: Small bumps can appear all over the body after tanning. However, they are more commonly found in certain areas, such as stomach, chest, back and legs which are exposed to the ultraviolet rays for a longer duration. These eruptions are often referred to as tan bed rash which may develop immediately after tanning or a few days later. They look like blisters and are red in color. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tanning bed unsafe: Tanning bed exposes the skin to UVA and UVB light which increases wrinkling and spotting of skin. Extended exposures can lead to skin damage and skin cancer. Here is an article from the Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/indoor_tanning.htm ...Read more
Don't do it!: First of all, as a dermatologist, i would like to discourage tanning bed use. More than 170, 000 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer in the us each year are associated with indoor tanning. One indoor uv tanning session increases users’ risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by 67 percent and basal cell carcinoma by 29 percent. Herpes would be the least of your risks. ...Read more
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 are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it often using gentle means. ...Read more
Unknown: I do not think so, not a well known reason. ...Read more