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How can I keep from burning while tanning in a tanning bed?

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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How do I get relief for a tanning bed burn?

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 more

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I have severe burn from a tanning bed is it OK to put baby lotion on it?

I have severe burn from a tanning bed is it OK to put baby lotion on it?

Yes, but Aloe Vera: may give more relief. Also, cold compresses. OK to take oral pain medications. Please commit to avoid tanning beds and using sun protection in the future to lower your risk of skin cancer. ...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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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

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

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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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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.

Just as bad: Tanning beds use ultraviolet rays similar to the sun. Although these are less likely to cause burning they still cause damage to the structure of the skin and can lead to skin cancers. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Can getting burnt in a tanning bed. Make you feel dizzy the next day?

Can getting burnt in a tanning bed. Make you feel dizzy the next day?

Yes: If the burn was significant enough, you could experience dizziness, fatigue, and thirst. This is true particularly if you became dehydrated. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I've gone tanning in a tanning bed and my butt is burnt. I went today again and I noticed part of it looks like a welt/raised skin. What is it?

I've gone tanning in a tanning bed and my butt is burnt. I went today again and I noticed part of it looks like a welt/raised skin. What is it?

Tanning Beds: The lesions could be related to sunburn or possibly due to chemicals which are used to clean the tanning bed. Tanning beds significantly raise the risk for skin cancer. If you love yourself - quit the tanning. ...Read more

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I have a beep on my booty in it burns?

I have a beep on my booty in it burns?

What's a "beep?": I think i can figure out the rest of your question, but can't offer an answer unless i know what concerns you. Thanks for your help here--. ...Read more

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Does nair burn?

Does nair burn?

Nair: If you are sensitive to the chemicals in Nair - it could cause a skin burn. ...Read more