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Is The Ultra Bronze Tanning Bed Bad For You
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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