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Hypothyroidism Relation To Tanning Beds
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Tanning beds are NOT: Safe period. This is a significant & unnecessary risk for skin cancer.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If the burn was significant enough, you could experience dizziness, fatigue, and thirst. This is true particularly if you became dehydrated.
Yes: This should not be problemGet a more detailed answer ›
YES: A tan lasts 6 weeks tops; the side effects, as you describe, can be the rest of your life.
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.