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What causes tingling after you lay in the tanning bed? Does uv light cause that?

What causes tingling after you lay in the tanning bed? Does uv light cause that?

Heat or pressure: Most likely tingling is due to laying in a position causing nerve or blood vessel compression. A less likely possibility is uv associated skin overheating but this would leave a visible "sunburn". ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Does tanning bed cause cancer?

Does tanning bed cause cancer?

UV exposure can: Tanning beds expose a person to uv light and uv light is one of the causative factor of skin cancer. ...Read more

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Can a tanning bed cause trichomoniasis?

Can a tanning bed cause trichomoniasis?

No: If the tanning bed is cleaned no worries, it is usually sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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I have a sunburn on my butt from a tanning bed, it hurts and is itching a lot and I can't sleep cause its so bad. What should I do.

I have a sunburn on my butt from a tanning bed, it hurts and is itching a lot and I can't sleep cause its so bad. What should I do.

Burnt buns: I'm so sorry. You need to get as much cool water to the area as you can to reduce the heat in the skin cells. Try standing in the shower with just your butt in the water stream and keep the water as cool as you can stand. Alternative is to put cold washcloths or towels on, changing them to keep them cool. Apply heavy coat of water based moisturizer every few hours. Take Ibuprofen by mouth for pain. ...Read more

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Is it safe to tan in a tanning bed while on birth control? Will it cause it to not be as effective?

Yes: However tanning beds can later give you skin cancer many decades later. Birth contrl and tanning beds are compatible ...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 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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Will opening your eyes during a tanning bed session cause damage/ eye cancer?

Will opening your eyes during a tanning bed session cause damage/ eye cancer?

It can...: Tanning is the result of the damaging effects of ultraviolet light on the skin. If the eyes are exposed to intense uv light, the surface of the eye (cornea), lens and retina can all be damaged. Skin cancer is the most concerning risk from tanning. I would always wear eye protection when exposed to intense uv light. ...Read more

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Can taking prozac, prilosec, klonopin, or mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control cause allergic skin reaction from getting in a tanning bed?

Can taking prozac, prilosec, klonopin, or mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control cause allergic skin reaction from getting in a tanning bed?

Unlikely: These are not likely to make you allergic but birth control may make you more photosensitive and prone to irregular pigmentation. ...Read more

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After open heart surgery are you able to lay in the tanning bed? If so how long after surgery?

After open heart surgery are you able to lay in the tanning bed? If so how long after surgery?

Longer is better: Surgical incisions remodel for months. Going to a tanning bed too early risks hyper pigmentation (in addition to the usual tanning risks). Wait at least six months, even longer if possible. As always, tan responsibly! ...Read more

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I'm fixing to start laying in a tanning bed, what type of precautions should I take to be as safe and healthy as possible?

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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Is it dangerous for a person with hepititis c to lay in a tanning bed?

Yes it is not safe.: Tanning beds have the risk of causing skin cancer (melanoma), there are some studies showing this risk, even though the tanning saloon do not admit. ...Read more

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Will laying in the tanning bed help my acne?

Will laying in the tanning bed help my acne?

Bad idea: You will age your skin, invite skin cancer, and you are neglecting effective Rx. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Can you say if it could laying in a tanning bed help heal poison ivy?

Can you say if it could laying in a tanning bed help heal poison ivy?

Unlikely: Tanning will not imrove your poison ivy rash and actually irritating the skin more can make it worse. ...Read more

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Why do I have itchy rash on side of foot after laying in a tanning bed?

Why do I have itchy rash on side of foot after laying in a tanning bed?

Rash: You may have come in contact with a certain type of fungus. Fungus thrives in warm and wet environments and can be passed from person to person. Try over the counter anti-fungals such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). If no relief, contact a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can tanning in uv light cause scar tissue to worsen?

Can tanning in uv light cause scar tissue to worsen?

Yes: Tanning can make a scars appearance worse due to the fact that scar tissue has less melanin than normal tissue. ...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 get sun exposure from the tanning bed?

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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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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Signs of a tanning bed allergic reaction?

Signs of a tanning bed allergic reaction?

UV allergic reaction: It is possible to have an allergic reaction to exposure to uv rays. Reactions include bumps across exposed area, rash, hives, and extreme itching.

It is important to also remember a tanning bed greatly increases your risk for skin cancer. ...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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Could someone get a skin fungus from the tanning bed?

Could someone get a skin fungus from the tanning bed?

Probably: If the pane you are resting on isn't cleaned in between persons then you could get a fungal infection. It is similar to the fungal infection you can get walking barefoot in a gym locker room
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Which is better for you? A spray-on tan or a tan from a tanning bed?

Which is better for you? A spray-on tan or a tan from a tanning bed?

Skin cancer: We were all better off aspiring to the magnolia skin of the antebellum Southern belle. A tan, whether from ultraviolet rays from the sun or a tanning booth, is evidence of solar damage and increases the risk of melanoma and other skin cancers. If you aspire to the sun damaged look, painted on tan is better for you. ...Read more

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Doing tanning in a tanning bed for 12 min 3 times a week, could that lead up cancer?

Doing tanning in a tanning bed for 12 min 3 times a week, could that lead up cancer?

Possible: Any skin ultraviolet light exposure can predispose to skin cancer. This is unnatural exposure and is in excess to what you normally get, so I would strongly recommend to avoid it. ...Read more

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Is it okay to tan in a tanning bed 2 weeks after having a baby, or will my skin react differently?

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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If you tan. In a tanning bed and then you start getting white spots on your back what does that mean?

Fungus?: You may have an early fungal infection, commonly know as ringworm. Don't forget that the person who used the tanning bed before you sweat just as much as you do. I always recommend the stand-up tanning booths to my patients that insist on tanning. ...Read more

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With fair skin, I want to use the tanning bed to get a good tan. How long should I tan for each visit?

Easy Answer: 0 minutes. Just like I would never recommend smoking, I would never recommend using a tanning bed! Both are bad for you health. Tanning not only ages your skin and makes you look old, it will increase your risk for skin cancers. If you also smoke than the effects of the sun are magnified with even a higher risk for skin cancers and photo aging. ...Read more

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I'm taking 1000mg of metformin everyday. Can I go in a tanning bed? I've been tanning on and off for 20 years.

I'm taking 1000mg of metformin everyday. Can I go in a tanning bed? I've been tanning on and off for 20 years.

No problem: I have never heard of a problem with tanning while on metformin. There are some other medications that increase sensitivity to sunlight, or uv light, but not metformin. ...Read more

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Every time I tan in a tanning bed, I get a white itchy blotch at the bottom of my back. What is this and how can I fix it?

The answer is simple: Stop Tanning. Use of tanning beds markedly increases your risk for skin cancer. The best way to avoid the white blotch is to forgo tanning altogether. Take care. ...Read more

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Will careful use of a tanning bed help my psoriasis? Assume that I am using one of the older beds that had both uva and uvb.

PSORIASIS TANNING: It might be helpful to use a tanning bed occasionally. You must first ask your physician if this is ok with him or her. Some of my patients seem to benefit. However, be careful that you do not burn. ...Read more

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I have severe SD and am currently using protopic cream (been using over a month) but it's not improving what else could I try? Would tanning bed help

Seborrheic dermatiti: If SD is seborrheic dermatitis, it would be more beneficial for you to use an anti fungal cream and low dose hydrocortisone. If you the dermatitis is on your scalp or eyebrows, shampooing with ketoconazole shampoo, or one containing selenium, i.e. Head and Shoulders, would also help. Tanning beds won't dry out the skin or change this condition. ...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