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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 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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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 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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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