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Doctor insights on: Tanning Beds Ok To Self Treat Pityriasis Rosea

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Tanning beds ok to self treat pityriasis rosea?

Tanning beds ok to self treat pityriasis rosea?

No: Pityriasis rosea is a self-limited condition. If you feel you need therapy, see a physician who can prescribe a topical medication. Avoid tanning beds where you will get unreliable dosing as well as uncertain wavelength delivery. Not worth putting your future self at risk to treat a condition that goes away on its own. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Pityriasis Rosea (Definition)

A skin rash that commonly occurs in young adults. It usually lasts four to eight weeks. The rash is often pink, oval-shaped, itchy, and may appear in a Christmas tree-like pattern. The rash begins as one single patch before it begins to appear on the arms, ...Read more


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Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?

Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?

Healthtap doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Tan in a can is usually safer than sun tanning or using a tanning bed. The latter can increase risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a face tanning lamp to treat keratosis pilaris?

Is it safe to use a face tanning lamp to treat keratosis pilaris?

No: Kp usually presented on arms or sometimes, thighs. Why you use "face" tanning lamp? Besides, tanning lamp of any kind has no effect on kp. ...Read more

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Can the sun or solarium work for pityriasis rosea?

Can the sun or solarium work for pityriasis rosea?

Sun: Moderate sun exposure or ultraviolet (uv) light treatment may help make the rash go away more quickly. However, you must be careful to avoid sunburn. ...Read more

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What creams will treat scars from pityriasis rosea?

What creams will treat scars from pityriasis rosea?

Scar treatment: Most scar creams are anecdotally successful & may work early on-silicone based creams probably work best. Most treatment to improve the appearance of scars like this use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html fractional laser treatments can also be helpful. ...Read more

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How to treat this super itchy sunburn from tanning bed?

How to treat this super itchy sunburn from tanning bed?

OH YES!: Tanning beds are dangerous! keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek medical care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs within several days. ...Read more

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How safe is self tanning lotions & airbrushing?

How safe is self tanning lotions & airbrushing?

Tanning: Self tanners and airbrushing (depending on the products used) are considerably more safe than using a tanning bed/booth - and the results can look pretty good as well. Keep in mind that using this form of tanning does not reduce your chances of getting burned or incurring damage to your skin from the actual sun. You should always use an spf to protect your skin when out in the sun. ...Read more

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Will self tanners, spray tan, or tanning beds help get rid of hypopigmentation?

Will self tanners, spray tan, or tanning beds help get rid of hypopigmentation?

Maybe temporarily: But i would suggest that you see a dermatologist to determine the cause of your hypopigmentation. There are multiple metabolic and immunologic etiologies which can cause hypopigmentation and it may be in your best interest to get to the root cause rather than merely covering it up cosmetically. ...Read more

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Treated ringworm-will tanning help the healing?

Treated ringworm-will tanning help the healing?

Tanning: Would not count on tanning to help get rid of your ring worm. But, it can increase your risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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Is phototherapy safe to treat vitiligo on my penis?

Is phototherapy safe to treat vitiligo on my penis?

Vitiligo: Ultraviolet phototherapy is considered safe but there is a significant risk of sunburn. Skin cancer risk also increases but risk is low. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Hydroquinone 6% combined with hydrocortisone on dark lips to lighten them ?

Is it safe to use Hydroquinone 6% combined with hydrocortisone on dark lips to lighten them ?

I would stay away : Other docs may differ but the hydrocortisone may atrophy the thin mucosa of the lip with long term use. Hydroquinone likely has a much more efficacious effect on the lips and is probably much higher absorbed in this location, I would have some concern with toxicity due to the location as well. Short term term use may be acceptable but will lack satisfactory results. Www.symmetrymedicine.com ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydrocortisone ointment for facial psoriasis rashes ?

Is it safe to use hydrocortisone ointment for facial psoriasis rashes ?

Be careful: On the thin skin of the face, steroid creams can cause atrophy, dilated blood vessels, and increased hair growth as well as perioral dermatitis and steroid acne... Talk to your dermatologist before applying it there yourself so u know your treatment goals. ...Read more

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Can tinea versicolor build immunity to selenium sulfide? Should I limit how often I treat it this way?

Can tinea versicolor build immunity to selenium sulfide? Should I limit how often I treat it this way?

Ans: Times versicolie is a benign condition for which there is no good to. Not much helps in other words. Sometimes will disappear on its own ...Read more

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Does BlueStar ointment work to treat ringworm?

Does BlueStar ointment work to treat ringworm?

Claims to....: The active ingredient in Blue Star is Camphor 1.24% - claims are made it treats a variety of things. However, it does not contain any FDA approved antifungal medications and specifically states if not effective after 5 days to consult your MD. Consider other OTC meds - like athlete foot cream lotrimen - for suspected ringworms. Always check with your MD for any rash not responding to OTC products. ...Read more

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Does going to a sauna help treat tinea versicolor?

Does going to a sauna help treat tinea versicolor?

Sauna and Skin: Nope. The opposite. The moist warm air may increase the infection not treat it. ...Read more

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