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Can You Go In A Tanning Bed While On Synthroid
I'm taking 1000mg of metformin everyday. Can I go in a tanning bed? I've been tanning on and off for 20 years.
Is it a bad idea to go in a tanning bed naked? I've been debating whether or not to, but I can't decide. I'd at least like to without a bra on?
Bad idea: Tanning beds aren't the best in the first place; they'll age your skin and put you at risk for cancer down the road. If you're on a tetracycline it's likely to be a photosensitizer, and if you're on Isotretinoin it's an even worse idea. Please find something else you enjoy and do it instead.
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.
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.
Bad idea: There is a much safer way to treat seasonal depression. Only your eyeballs need the light, and they need it on schedule every morning. A light box that delivers at least 10, 000 lux for at least 20 minutes each morning through fall and winter is a much safer, and more effective, way to treat seasonal affective disorder that doesn't increase risk of skin cancer.
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.
I am a 23 year old woman, I have been going to the tanning bed once a week and I noticed my skin drying out and peeling, should I stop going?
Yes: Tanning is not safe and is not recommended for anyone. It increases the risk of skin cancer and accelerates facial and body aging. Sunscreen with titanium and zinc can help protect you from uva and uvb rays, but avoiding sun exposure is best. Spray tanning and tanning lotions are a reasonable alternative to achieve a bronzed look, but they may not be safe for pregnant/ lactating women.See 3 more doctor answers
Dry patch on upper eyelids. I peel flakes off, comes back next day. Went away with tanning bed, but stopped going. How to make it go away permanently?
Hold off on products: Sometimes this can be a skin reaction to make up or other skin products. If you use make up or cleansers in the area, try using nothing for at least a week. If the dry patch continues, see your doctor.
I'm going on a tropical vacation in 4 weeks. I am very fair skinned. Should I go to a tanning bed before my trip to get a "base"?
Tanning bed burns: Causes of tanning bed burns include: taking medicates that make you sun sensitive, a genetic makeup that makes you sun sensitive, skin diseases like lupus that make you sun sensitive, too long of a treatment in the tanning bed. Use of tanning beds increases the incidence of melanoma, a form of skin cancer, by 74 times.
Moisturizer: Tanning bed burns can be very painful. As long as you are not allergic or have a contraindication, taking Aspirin after a sunburn can provide some relief. Applying aloe vera gels, or moisturizing creams like cerave may also help. I the burn is severe your dermatologist may recommend an oral and/or topical steroid.See 1 more doctor answer
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