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Tanning Bed Rash Treatment
Photodermatitis: There is often a photosensitivity reaction following tanning that should resolve in a couple of days. It is similar to a mild sunburn. Heat rash would be from excessive sweating and could also happen. It is self resolving in about 3 days, after peeling. You can use an aloe and Lidocaine gel on your skin for comfort. ...Read more
I've been using a high pressure tanning bed and I switched to a level 7 bronzer but I have a rash now?
After using tanning bed only for second time for 3 mins, ive the most awful itch from my neck down. But have no rash?
Uncertain since sun: I can't be certain because you have the whole body in the tanning bed and only get it in the neck. You might want to know what else was touching your neck during that time or another time. Although I do not advise using tanning beds because of a long-term risk of skin cancer. ...Read more
I take 200mg of lamictal. Does exposure to either the sun or a tanning bed put me at risk for the rash (that leads to stevens-johnson's disease)?
No: The Lamictal rash occurs in about 3-5% of patients and is most often an allergic or idiosyncratic reaction. Stevens-johnson may occur if a painful rash and the drug is continued. There is no solar exposure risk which accentuates the chance of rash, but using drug with Depakote does increase risk of rash to 7-9%. ...Read more
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 have a rash all over my body from an allergic reaction to an antibiotic I was taking, can I still lay in a tanning bed?
Take a break!: I would not advise it at this time as your body is in the midst of a battle against the antibiotic. Your immune system is on high alert and the UV lights may cause the rash to increase. Secondly, much as our culture loves tan skin as a sign of good health it's an incredible health hazard - leads to premature skin aging, wrinkles and sometimes cancer. http://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/indoor_tanning. Htm ...Read more
I've been tanning in a tanning bed and have developed a an itchy, painful rash on my stomach. What could it be?
Probable infection: Both the ultraviolet light which decreases your skins ability to fight infection and the possibility of an infectioin acquired on a surface not sterilized before your use are common causes. You could have activated a virus like hsv or zoster as well. See your dermatologist. ...Read more
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
I got a rash (that is almost gone) all over my body from an antibiotic, doctor took me off and put me on prednisone. Can I still tan in a tanning bed?
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
While having uvb therapy for psoriasis, can I use a regular tanning bed on non - treatment days? I will be going to mexico and want some color
Yes: The only reason I say this is for your protection. Indoor tanning with a mix of uva & uvb light will thicken and darken your skin. This will protect you against the mexico sun as compared to the iowa sun. Wear a big hat and sunscreen! When you get back, be happy with your lighter color - you don't want to make skin cancer and wrinkles because of continued tanning! ...Read more
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Would the use of a tanning bed be beneficial to the treatment of psoriasis? Have only used topical meds
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?
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
Unknown: I do not think so, not a well known reason. ...Read more
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
How long should someone with pale skin stay on a tanning bed? Are the beds more dangerous to pale skin?
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