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Doctor insights on: Tanning Beds And Metal Plates

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Tanning (Definition)

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


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How dangerous is tanning in a tanning bed?

How dangerous is tanning in a tanning bed?

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

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Is it bad for you to go in a tanning bed every day?

Is it bad for you to go in a tanning bed every day?

Yes it is: Tanning beds produce radiation which is harmful to your skin as it will cause wrinkling and increases the risk of skin cancer. Many young woem are developing melanoma, a deadly type of cancer, caused by tanning beds. ...Read more

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Can I use the tanning bed right after I have my baby?

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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How come I itch when I get done with the tanning bed?

How come I itch when I get done with the tanning bed?

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 more

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Please tell me how long do you usually have on a tanning bed?

Would encourage: You not to use a tanning bed. Tanning beds seriously increase your risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if stand up tanning beds stronger than lay down ones?

I don't know the: Answer to that question. So, why am I answering your question? To try to discourage you from considering tanning beds an option. The risk for skin cancer increases markedly with use of tanning beds. ...Read more

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How can I tan safely without the use of tanning beds since they are dangerous?

Not recommended: Tanning is not safe and is not recommended for anyone. It increases the risk of skin cancer and accelerates facial and body aging. Sunscreen with titanium and zinc can help protect you from uva and uvb rays, but avoiding sun exposure is best. Spray tanning and tanning lotions are a reasonable alternative to achieve a bronzed look, but they may not be safe for pregnant/ lactating women. ...Read more

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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

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Are spray tans healthier than tanning beds?

Yes: Tanning is not safe and is not recommended for anyone. It increases the risk of skin cancer and accelerates facial and body aging. Sunscreen with titanium and zinc can help protect you from uva and uvb rays, but avoiding sun exposure is best. Spray tanning and tanning lotions are a reasonable alternative to achieve a bronzed look, but they may not be safe for pregnant/ lactating women. ...Read more

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White bumps after tanning bed?

Uncertain: Do you have any idea how dangerous tanning beds are? You may have an infection from the tanning bed itself. You could be reacting to the chemicals they wipe them down with. Or this could be solar damage. If you don't want skin cancer- you need to steer clear of tanning beds. ...Read more

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Can tanning beds cause petechia?

Can tanning beds cause petechia?

Not ususally: Unless you have lupus. They do cause skin damage and risk of skin cancer ...Read more

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Zvan you get herpes form a tanning bed?

Don't do it!: First of all, as a dermatologist, I would like to discourage tanning bed use. More than 170, 000 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer in the us each year are associated with indoor tanning. One indoor uv tanning session increases users’ risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by 67 percent and basal cell carcinoma by 29 percent. Herpes would be the least of your risks. ...Read more

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Could you pick up herpes from a tanning bed?

Could you pick up herpes from a tanning bed?

Unlikely: The virus that causes herpes is generally not known to live outside an animal host for a prolonged period of time, hence making transmission via an inanimate object highly improbable. ...Read more

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Can you get sun exposure from the tanning bed?

Words matter: No, you don't get sun exposure if you are not in the sun. You get the same damaging UVA/UVB rays that the sun exposure causes because the lights at designed to produce those rays. ...Read more

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My skin rashed upafter going to a tanning bed?

My skin rashed upafter going to a tanning bed?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it often using gentle means. ...Read more

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What is the best medics for tanning bed bumps?

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