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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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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

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