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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
Moisturizer: Tanning bed burns can be very painful. As long as you are not allergic or have a contraindication, taking Aspirin after a sunburn can provide some relief. Applying aloe vera gels, or moisturizing creams like cerave may also help. I the burn is severe your dermatologist may recommend an oral and/or topical steroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went to a tanning bed and got burned pretty bad now my burn is starting to turn a purple-ish color what should I do?
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 went into a tanning bed, it was my third time. I now have a horrible burning itch on my chest and under my breasts. How do I relieve the pain?
Tan/bed/issues!: STOP using this treatment! Seek in person burn evaluation from Primary Doc, PS, or Dermatologist. ...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?
Can a tanning bed cause neuropathy? At first it was a numbing tingle when in the sun, but went away completely. 3 yrs later its back and burns at nigh
Rare: There is minimal research that does suggest overuse of tanning beds can "tip" a neuropathy that has already started toward more severe neuropathy by increasing superficial oxidative damage, partially by thymine dimer formation and partially by simple oxidation increase. What this means is that it aggravate a mild neuropathy, but most likely cannot cause it. Where is your neuropathy? Facial? ...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
Are tanning bed burns worse than sunburns? Am a little red today after tanning in a aroma therapy bed for 10min but no discomfort like w/ a sunburn.
I know the extreme risks in using a tanning bed at a salon, but is there a safe time where i would not be as prone to cancer? I am brunette, with fair skin and light eyes, and in sunlight i burn first then tan, female age 34.
No : No there is no safe time. Excessive uv exposure incrementally increase the risk for skin cancer. From your description you have a fitzpatrick skin classification of one to two which places you at greater risk for cancer from sun exposure. You should be using a sunblock with 45+ spf rating while outdoors and consider make-up with sunblock built in. Additionally, you should be having routine skin exams by a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Small bumps on my chest where I got burnt from tanning bed. They came after I peeled a little but they aren't red and they dont hurt or itch?
Sorry to hear: you overdid it at the tanning salon.As you know, this increases your risk for future skin cancer. Very likely the "burn" caused some inflammation in your skin; if bacteria from skin contact with surface should be red. It sounds like it is very mild as there is no redness or itching. Put some OTC cortisone cream on the bumps; they should resolve in a few days. Please reconsider/avoid tanning beds:) ...Read more