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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroidism Relation To Tanning Beds

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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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How dangerous is tanning in a tanning bed?

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

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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.

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Can a tanning bed cause trichomoniasis?

Can a tanning bed cause trichomoniasis?

No: If the tanning bed is cleaned no worries, it is usually sexually transmitted.

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Tanning beds ok to self treat pityriasis rosea?

No: Pityriasis rosea is a self-limited condition. If you feel you need therapy, see a physician who can prescribe a topical medication. Avoid tanning beds where you will get unreliable dosing as well as uncertain wavelength delivery. Not worth putting your future self at risk to treat a condition that goes away on its own.

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How to treat this super itchy sunburn from tanning bed?

How to treat this super itchy sunburn from tanning bed?

OH YES!: Tanning beds are dangerous! Keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek medical care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs within several days.

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If I have a sun allergy and use tanning beds, is it okay?

If I have a sun allergy and use tanning beds, is it okay?

Sun light allergy: It is a rare condition of getting an allergic reaction to sun light. Depending on the wave length of the light, e.g. Allergic to toward the lager infra-red wave length or to the smaller ultraviolet wave length, you might develop the same symptoms when you use the bed tan. Be tan is uv light.

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Can you use a tanning bed if you take zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Can you use a tanning bed if you take zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Not recommended: 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.

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What is the difference between light therapy and tanning beds?

Type of light: The wavelength of light i'd different. Light therapy, using light from the part of the light spectrum you can see, does not cause burns or increase your risk for skin cancer. Tanning beds do.

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Would a tanning bed be beneficial to the treatment of psoriasis?

Tanning bed: Yes a tanning bed can be helpful but be careful to gradually get a tan and do not get a burn because this can make you worse.

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What do tanning beds give off (beta rays, gamma rays, alpha rays)?

What do tanning beds give off (beta rays, gamma rays, alpha rays)?

Uv rays: Tanning beds give off uv rays at the short end of the visible spectrum. The sun also gives off such rays which causes sunburn. The tanning bed is therefore an artificial sun. The beta, alpha, & gamma rays are from radioactive sources and would be dangerous for a tanning bed and would not cause tanning anyway.

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Are tanning beds good for people with seasonal affective disorder?

Tanning beds: Tanning beds are dangerous and are not a treatment for seasonal affective. However light therapy can be very effective in reducing SAD symptoms

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Can getting burnt in a tanning bed. Make you feel dizzy the next day?

Can getting burnt in a tanning bed. Make you feel dizzy the next day?

Yes: If the burn was significant enough, you could experience dizziness, fatigue, and thirst. This is true particularly if you became dehydrated.

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Is it dangerous for a person with hepititis c to lay in a tanning bed?

Yes it is not safe.: Tanning beds have the risk of causing skin cancer (melanoma), there are some studies showing this risk, even though the tanning saloon do not admit.

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Can staying in the tanning bed too long lead me to feeling disoriented?

YES: A tan lasts 6 weeks tops; the side effects, as you describe, can be the rest of your life.

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Will going in a tanning bed help me with my seasonal affective disorder?

Will going in a tanning bed help me with my seasonal affective disorder?

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.

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While taking medicine, Levothyroxine, is it safe to lay in tanning beds?

Never safe!: Sorry but I spend a good part of every day treating wrinkles and skin cancer caused by tanning beds and so I can only answer this one way: It is never safe to lay in a tanning bed!!

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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.

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more