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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Why do I have itchy rash on side of foot after laying in a tanning bed?

Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Why do I have itchy rash on side of foot after laying in a tanning bed?

Rash: You may have come in contact with a certain type of fungus. Fungus thrives in warm and wet environments and can be passed from person to person. Try over the counter anti-fungals such as lotrimin. If no relief, contact a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Marc Sanders
Board Certified, Dermatology
34 years in practice
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Whenever I get out of the tanning bed I have this horrible red, itchy rash in my stomach, chest, and?

Dr. Marc Sanders
Board Certified, Dermatology
34 years in practice
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Whenever I get out of the tanning bed I have this horrible red, itchy rash in my stomach, chest, and?

Don't tan: Some people have an itchy rash from ultraviolet light exposure called polymorphous light eruption. Does this occur with natural sunlight also? Are you on any medications. There are many caused of light-induced rashes. Tanning beds are proven causes of skin cancer. Please don't use them! ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Been getting itchy bumps mostly on back some small some like flat misquote bites but seem spread been tanning also very tired ?

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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Been getting itchy bumps mostly on back some small some like flat misquote bites but seem spread been tanning also very tired ?

Itchy bumps: Itchy bumps may be due to insect bites but may be hives which are an allergic reaction to something internal or external like clothing touching your back. Heat rash is another possibility. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Dr. Powlin Manuel
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Tiny, itchy bumps all over body. Do not look like a rash & are not in the usual places for scabies, but could it be? Maybe from tanning or dry skin?

Dr. Powlin Manuel
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Tiny, itchy bumps all over body.  Do not look like a rash & are not in the usual places for scabies, but could it be? Maybe from tanning or dry skin?

Allergy?: Good morning, tant itchy rash with red bumps suggests that your immune system is trying to reject something such as an allergen or a virus. The itching is a signal that something is not right. Dry skin often causes itching, but rarely a rash. Tanning could trigger some rash. Finding the cause is the first order of business, please see your doctor. Moisturizing creams such as cerave may be of hel. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Got sun burn in tanning bed and a day later there are red bumps (looks like bug bites) and there very itchy.. What is it? Will they go away?Treatment?

Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Got sun burn in tanning bed and a day later there are red bumps (looks like bug bites) and there very itchy.. What is it? Will they go away?Treatment?

? Solar urticaria: From ultraviolet rays exposure, rash will go away, OTC antihistamines and anti itch creams will help, if not please see your doctor, avoid tanning beds and sun exposure, use sun blocks, better see an allergist as well for future management, goodluck ...Read more

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Dr. Tony Willson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
12 years in practice
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I woke up with a whole bunch of itchy bumps on my body and they are all speratic. Help? I also tried looking for bed bugs I couldn't find any

Dr. Tony Willson
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I woke up with a whole bunch of itchy bumps on my body and they are all speratic. Help? I also tried looking for bed bugs I couldn't find any

Possible Allergy: You may just have had an allergic reaction to something you ate or were exposed to. If it worsen or continues you need to be seen by a doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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I get itchy bumps that look like bites but have no bed bugs/fleas. Get them anywhwere/any time. Stopped for a week or two, now getting again.

Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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I get itchy bumps that look like bites but have no bed bugs/fleas. Get them anywhwere/any time. Stopped for a week or two, now getting again.

Hives: Although it is hard to tell without seeing the rash, you may have hives. They should resolve on their own and may respond to an over the counter antihistamine such as Allegra or zyrtec. If they persist, cpnsult an allergist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Is there a rash or red itchy bumps from bed bugs

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
Is there a rash or red itchy bumps from bed bugs

Bites: Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What's the definitive way to determine if these itchy bumps are mosquito bites or bed bug bites?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What's the definitive way to determine if these itchy bumps are mosquito bites or bed bug bites?

There are difference: Btwn mosquitoes & bed bugs. Mosquitoes usually aren't out when it's really cold & they are often found outside in wooded areas. Bug beds live inside & thus are not impacted by the temperature. The itching from a mosquito bite starts right away & usually resolves w/in a few hrs. Bed bug bites may not itch but when they do it might take up to several days for this to occur. You may only have 1 >>. ...Read more

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Dr. John Stephens
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Itchy bumps popping up all over body randomly they say it scabies but no one has it..I called the exterminator and its not bed bugs....Please help?

Dr. John Stephens
Board Certified, Dermatology
13 years in practice
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See a dermatologist: There are several potential causes of these symptoms. Medication reaction, contact allergy, scabies, infection just to name a few. I recommend being evaluated by a dermatologist to help identify the cause and get it treated. ...Read more

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