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Doctor insights on: Uv Light And Psoriasis

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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Can blue light phototherapy cause skin cancer?

Can blue light phototherapy cause skin cancer?

No: Only ultraviolet light is known to cause skin cancer and there is no ultraviolet light in this type of phototherapy. ...Read more

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Why does your skin glow under uv light?

Why does your skin glow under uv light?

Fungus infection: Certain fungi that cause skin infections can give off various colors under that type of light. ...Read more

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I am african american and the uv nail dryer is turning my hands dark. I started using broad spectrum uva uvb sunscreen and it is not helping.?

I am african american and the uv nail dryer is turning my hands dark. I started using broad spectrum uva uvb sunscreen and it is not helping.?

Stop exposure!: Those products will not lighten darkened skin. Zinc oxide will protect your skin but won't lighten it .Your skin should lighten in time if it has no more exposure. If it doesn't lighten you can use a skin bleaching regimen. ...Read more

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Can I expose my shingles rash to sun or uv light. ?

Can I expose my shingles rash to sun or uv light. ?

Shingles: If oozing, keep it covered. The usual sun light should not have any effect on shingles. The problem with shingles is the pain. ...Read more

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Can light therapy lamps affect the skin at all?

Can light therapy lamps affect the skin at all?

Possibly: light therapy boxes are made in such a way to generally filter out UV light but it may not be possible 100% of the time. So if you especially have sensitive skin you might have side effects on the skin ...Read more

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Can the ultra violet light help skin rashes/pimples/sores?

Can the ultra violet light help skin rashes/pimples/sores?

UV light : While uv light has been used to treat skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema, acne, etc. , one should remember that excessive uv exposure has been linked to skin cancer and skin aging . See a dermatologist for treatment options for skin conditions. ...Read more

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Dermatology: does a sun tan lotion, with an SPF 6, allow for tanning and wards off damaging premature skin aging when applied frequently enough?

Dermatology: does a sun tan lotion, with an SPF 6, allow for tanning and wards off damaging premature skin aging when applied frequently enough?

Nope: Suntan is actually a sign of sun damage. You don't have to burn to have damage, although burning does increase your risk of skin cancers even more. You need an SPF of 30 or higher reapplied every 2 hours to ward off premature aging! ...Read more

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Can coloured leds damage the eye simply because only a tight frequency spectrum of light is shinning on your eye and we evolved with full sun spectra?

Can coloured leds damage the eye simply because only a tight frequency spectrum of light is shinning on your eye and we evolved with full sun spectra?

No damage : Bright lights like leds can temporarily bleach out your vision, but won't damage your eyes. The sun's rays have considerable energy along with brightness and can permanently damage your vision--never look directly at the sun. ...Read more

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What is most likely the lowest SPF sun tanning lotion one can use to prevent skin cancer and still obtain a tan for people with light colored skin?

What is most likely the lowest SPF sun tanning lotion one can use to prevent skin cancer and still obtain a tan for people with light colored skin?

Spray tan: If you really feel the need for a tan, use a spray tan and don't skimp on protecting your skin from UV radiation. If you have light skin, you likely burn easily and are at a higher risk as is. ...Read more

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Can a derm do light chemical peels on only dark spots/discoloration? Will it affect the overall apr. of the face? I.e. Spots being too light?

Can a derm do light chemical peels on only dark spots/discoloration? Will it affect the overall apr. of the face? I.e. Spots being too light?

Risky: Any type of peel on a dark skin person is very risky. Please consider consulting a facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, or a dermatologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can Sun Tan and Sun burnt cause night sweats?

Can Sun Tan and Sun burnt cause night sweats?

No, but you could: have hot, inflammed skin after sunburning, and that could make you feel hot. Night sweats are altogether different, and usually related to hormones, thyroid dysfunction, etc. So, check with your doctor if this persists for more than a few days, especially since you say you have a lump at front of your neck (thyroid is located there!) ...Read more

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So does florissant light or indoor lights effect renova (tretinoin) ?

So does florissant light or indoor lights effect  renova (tretinoin) ?

Not to our knowledge: Fluorescent lights should have no effect as they do not emit solar radiation. ...Read more

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Could a hot tub tanning booth be safer using water to diffract, and control steadiness of uv absorption?

Could a hot tub tanning booth be safer using water to diffract, and control steadiness of uv absorption?

Never seen that: There is no safe way to administer a tanning bed. It ages skin and increases risk for skin cancer. Uv rays penetrate just as well through water. ...Read more

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Where can I find a uvb light for psoriasis?

Where can I find a uvb light for psoriasis?

Dermatologist: You'll need a prescription, which a dermatologist can give you. There are risks in long term uvb treatment, so he or she will want to see you regularly to be sure you aren't developing any complications. ...Read more

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So what's the deal does indoor light effect renova (tretinoin). ? Ie. Iphone light , tv light or florissant bathroom lights ? Please explain in full

Light with UV: In general the light in the visible spectrum is not as dangerous ( even an ez bake oven uses visible light ) as the light in the uv spectrum. These other sources are unlikely to amuse any damage unless held extremely close for prolonged periods. ...Read more

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Is vrm laser safe and useful for light pigmentaion .?

Is vrm laser safe and useful for light pigmentaion .?

Soft laser?: If u mean soft laser , probably yes. But u can show u pcp what u have and ask for his input. ...Read more

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Rashes on skin which increase and start itching on excessive exposure to sunlight, heat and sweat.

Rashes on skin which increase and start itching on excessive exposure to sunlight, heat and sweat.

Many causes: Generally any type of rash worsens with heat exposure and sweating. It can be urticaria or eczema but also can be other kinds of rashes. You need to have a doctor look at it to determine what it is. ...Read more