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Is it bad for you to go in a tanning bed every day?

Is it bad for you to go in a tanning bed every day?

Yes it is: Tanning beds produce radiation which is harmful to your skin as it will cause wrinkling and increases the risk of skin cancer. Many young woem are developing melanoma, a deadly type of cancer, caused by 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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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?

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?

Tanning Bed: One tanning bed treatment increases the incidence of melanoma by 20%. Frequent exposure to tanning beds before 35 increases the incidence of melanoma 85 times. If you want to protect your skin, you will not go to the tanning bed. ...Read more

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I have cutaneous hypersensitivity is a tanning bed bad when you have this?

Yes: Vicki

If your skin is already sensitive, your risk of sunburn in a tanning bed will go way up. Not to mention the overall danger of getting melanoma from a tanning bed in general. All things considered, avoid tanning altogether, but failing that, at least until your skin has cleared up. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a sunburn on my butt from a tanning bed, it hurts and is itching a lot and I can't sleep cause its so bad. What should I do.

I have a sunburn on my butt from a tanning bed, it hurts and is itching a lot and I can't sleep cause its so bad. What should I do.

Burnt buns: I'm so sorry. You need to get as much cool water to the area as you can to reduce the heat in the skin cells. Try standing in the shower with just your butt in the water stream and keep the water as cool as you can stand. Alternative is to put cold washcloths or towels on, changing them to keep them cool. Apply heavy coat of water based moisturizer every few hours. Take Ibuprofen by mouth for pain. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my face started burning. It felt kind of similar to a sun/tanning bed burn. I have used both the oatsdo this if it burned so bad?

What do you suggest if my face started burning. It felt kind of similar to a sun/tanning bed burn. I have used both the oatsdo this if it burned so bad?

Moisturizer: I'm not sure what caused your condition. Could be a new makeup, soap, perfume, laundry soap....The list is endless. The treatment is to avoid the cause if you can figure it out, and liberal use of moisturizer to help the skin heal. If you can't figure out inciting agent, may need to visit a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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I have red dots on my skin after some bad sun burn but they don't look bad, I've never been in a tanning bed, could they be dangerous?

I have red dots on my skin after some bad sun burn but they don't look bad, I've never been in a tanning bed, could they be dangerous?

No, not dangerous: Red dots that appear in the exposed area after a severe sunburn are not dangerous, and if they represent capillary damage they will fade in a week or so (depending on the degree of injury). If they last longer they could be cherry angiomas, another benign condition. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with psoriasis about 4 years ago. Got rid of it on my body w/ a tanning bed. Scalp is bad flaky & itchy, nothing helps! What is good to use?

Diagnosed with psoriasis about 4 years ago. Got rid of it on my body w/ a tanning bed. Scalp is bad flaky & itchy, nothing helps! What is good to use?

Psoriasis: Tar shampoo and a prescription corticosteriod lotion will usually help. It is possible to get ultraviolet light treatments to your scalp. See your dermatologist for evaluation and therapy. ...Read more

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Is it bad if I go tanning in a tanning bed for 10 minutes once a week (i don't burn easily) since I barely stay out in the sun (cancer wise/skin wise)?

Tanning beds: One study showed that the people who had used a tanning bed, tanning booth, or sun lamp were 2.5 times more likely to develop the squamous type of cancer while the increase of basal cancer was 1.5 times greater when compared to those without cancer. The use of tanning beds increases the incidence of melanoma by 74%. Do not start using a tanning bed or you will be sorry. ...Read more

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I have a bad iching rash and sore throat after being in tanning bed. What could it be?

I have a bad iching rash and sore throat after being in tanning bed. What could it be?

Rash causes: I doubt that the tanning rays caused a rash, but it is possible that you might have had a reaction to the solution used to clean the tanning bed before you used it. It is also possible that the person before you had a lotion on that was not fully removed and you had a reaction to that. ...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 ...Read more

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Can I use the tanning bed right after I have my baby?

Tanning beds: One study showed that the people who had used a tanning bed, tanning booth, or sun lamp were 2.5 times more likely to develop the squamous type of cancer while the increase of basal cancer was 1.5 times greater when compared to those without cancer. The use of tanning beds increases the incidence of melanoma by 74%. Do not start using a tanning bed or you will be sorry. ...Read more

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How come I itch when I get done with the tanning bed?

How come I itch when I get done with the tanning bed?

The itching: Could be related to chemicals used to clean the tanning beds or it could be a solar reaction. Itching is not normal. Tanning beds are not normal. Listen to what your body is telling you. Tanning beds are dangerous! I would encourage you to give this serious thought. Take care. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long do you usually have on a tanning bed?

Would encourage: You not to use a tanning bed. Tanning beds seriously increase your risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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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"?

No: The potential damage to your skin isn't worth it. Use good skin protection while on your vacation to reduce the risk of sunburn. You are probably aware that skin cancer is a higher risk for fair-skinned people, so excess exposure from tanning beds or sunlight are generally discouraged. ...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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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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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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How come tanning bed burns my skin?

How come tanning bed burns my skin?

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. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my cheek from a tanning bed.

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor to identify the rash, could be many things. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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