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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroidism Relation To Tanning Beds

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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


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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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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. ...Read more

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Will laying in the tanning bed help my acne?

Will laying in the tanning bed help my acne?

Bad idea: You will age your skin, invite skin cancer, and you are neglecting effective Rx. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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