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White bumps after tanning bed?

White bumps after tanning bed?

Uncertain: Do you have any idea how dangerous tanning beds are? You may have an infection from the tanning bed itself. You could be reacting to the chemicals they wipe them down with. Or this could be solar damage. If you don't want skin cancer- you need to steer clear of tanning beds. ...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


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What is the best medics for tanning bed bumps?

What is the best medics for tanning bed bumps?

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

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I started going to the tanning bed and i got this bump? V

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

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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?

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

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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 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?

Butt irritation: It could be anything from hair follicle irritation to a herpetic outbreak. It's off to the dermatologist for you. ...Read more

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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 more

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How dangerous is tanning in a tanning bed?

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

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Zvan you get herpes form a tanning bed?

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

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Could you pick up herpes from a tanning bed?

Could you pick up herpes from a tanning bed?

Unlikely: The virus that causes herpes is generally not known to live outside an animal host for a prolonged period of time, hence making transmission via an inanimate object highly improbable. ...Read more

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My skin rashed upafter going to a tanning bed?

My skin rashed upafter going to a tanning bed?

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

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Am i safe if i wear sunscreen in the tanning bed?

NO!!!!: Never go to a tanning bed. If you really need to look more tan. There are some bronzers now that are very natural looking and do not require dangerous uv exposure. ...Read more

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How can I keep from burning while tanning in a tanning bed?

Avoidance: Tanning beds can pose a serious potential threat to health (skin cancer). Recommend that you avoid them altogether. Take care. ...Read more

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What can be done to not be so itchy after tannning in a tanning bed?

Avoid the tanning be: This is caused by the irritation to your skin. The damage caused by the tanning rays will photoage your skin and increase your chance of getting skin cancer. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use tanning bed for only a few months to get a base tan?

Tanning isn't safe!: Tanning exposes you to uv rays, it should be avoided at all costs. ...Read more

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Had my appendix tooken out two weeks ago, can I go to a tanning bed? if not, when can I go?

Visible scar: A tanning bed is more likely to contrast the difference in pigmentation between your scar and surrounding skin. While a scar initially can look pink, over time it fades. Once that happens, you can consider a safe form of tanning. ...Read more

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Will careful use of a tanning bed help my psoriasis? (it is helped a lot by exposure to natural sunlight.)

Will careful use of a tanning bed help my psoriasis?  (it is helped a lot by exposure to natural sunlight.)

Yes.: In moderation, but sunlight has long been known to benefit psoriasis. But don't get burned, it can worsen psoriasis. Also, cumulative uv exposure is carcinogenic. Moderation is key! ...Read more

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