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After tanning I have gotten some bumps on my skin that itch. Been tanning before without a problem. What is the cause of this?

After tanning I have gotten some bumps on my skin that itch. Been tanning before without a problem. What is the cause of this?

Probably not tanning: It sounds like you have a rash. It's difficult to diagnose without seeing it. Is the rash on your extremities, trunk or both? Is it symmetrical on your extremities. You need an examination to determine what this is. It is probably safe to apply and otc lotion like caladryl to relieve the itch. ...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


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Tiny, itchy bumps all over body. Do not look like a rash & are not in the usual places for scabies, but could it be? Maybe from tanning or dry skin?

Tiny, itchy bumps all over body. Do not look like a rash & are not in the usual places for scabies, but could it be? Maybe from tanning or dry skin?

Allergy?: Good morning, tant
itchy rash with red bumps suggests that your immune system is trying to reject something such as an allergen or a virus. The itching is a signal that something is not right. Dry skin often causes itching, but rarely a rash. Tanning could trigger some rash. Finding the cause is the first order of business, please see your doctor. Moisturizing creams such as cerave may be of hel. ...Read more

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White bumps after tanning bed?

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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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

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I started going to the tanning bed and I got this bump? V

Have it evaluated: There are several possible answers to what this might be and even if it is related. It could be an infecdtion or a skin growth., even a tumor. Have it evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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White bumps around vagina. Could it be from tanning maybe?

White bumps around vagina. Could it be from tanning maybe?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I was tanning at fake beds and now I'm very it hy and have dry bumps all nicer my body?

Ban indoor tanning: If you're going to do it, you need to pre-treat and post-treat with proper products. This may help with the itching and bumps. Of course, everyone will tell you to avoid all indoor tanning because of the cancer and wrinkling that they cause. If you're going to spend the money, try spray-tanning. Of course, you risk a chemical contact dermatitis; but it may be a viable alternative! ...Read more

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Can tanning cause white bumps around the vagina?

No.: Unless you've been tanning for a long time and have not been protecting your skin so much that we should be worried about skin cancer, tanning shouldn't be creating white bumps on any parts of your skin, including the vagina. Check with your gynecologist to see if anything else might be causing these bumps, i.e. HPV. Are you shaving/waxing? ...Read more

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Been getting itchy bumps mostly on back some small some like flat misquote bites but seem spread been tanning also very tired?

Been getting itchy bumps mostly on back some small some like flat misquote bites but seem spread been tanning also very tired?

Itchy bumps: Itchy bumps may be due to insect bites but may be hives which are an allergic reaction to something internal or external like clothing touching your back. Heat rash is another possibility. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Small bumps on my chest where I got burnt from tanning bed. They came after I peeled a little but they aren't red and they don't hurt or itch?

Small bumps on my chest where I got burnt from tanning bed. They came after I peeled a little but they aren't red and they don't hurt or itch?

Sorry to hear: You overdid it at the tanning salon. As you know, this increases your risk for future skin cancer. Very likely the "burn" caused some inflammation in your skin; if bacteria from skin contact with surface should be red. It sounds like it is very mild as there is no redness or itching. Put some OTC cortisone cream on the bumps; they should resolve in a few days. Please reconsider/avoid tanning beds:) ...Read more

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Just started tanning and have developed a few red bumps in odd places that itch...look like scabies ive never had but no one else in house has this.?

Just started tanning and have developed a few red bumps in odd places that itch...look like scabies ive never had but no one else in house has this.?

Unlikeky: scabies is VERY CONTAGIOUS! Instead it is likely due to the tanning. Best way to find out is take a break for about a week from tanning and apply some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or cortisol cream to areas. If they get better it was the tanning ...Read more

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I went to tanning bed and came home with irritation shortly later on my buttocks. It itches like mosquito bites and in a cluster of bumps?

I went to tanning bed and came home with irritation shortly later on my buttocks. It itches like mosquito bites and in a cluster of bumps?

Butt irritation: It could be anything from hair follicle irritation to a herpetic outbreak. It's off to the dermatologist for you. ...Read more

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I layed in the tanning bed and I ended up getting tiny red bumps all over neck and chest that itches what is it?

Tanning Bed Rash: Small bumps can appear all over the body after tanning. However, they are more commonly found in certain areas, such as stomach, chest, back and legs which are exposed to the ultraviolet rays for a longer duration. These eruptions are often referred to as tan bed rash which may develop immediately after tanning or a few days later. They look like blisters and are red in color. ...Read more

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Had sunburn on my arms, it faded to a tan so I went tanning and now there Are little red not raised bumps on my shoulder. Why?

Skin is irritated: The skin had bit completely healed yet, and the it got exposed again. Moisturize the skin with something like Vaseline intensive cream, and avoid tanning or sun for a week. Use some SPF when tanning. Depending on the skin type u have, depends on how much SPF u will require. Fair skin tends to require more. ...Read more

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Got sun burn in tanning bed and a day later there are red bumps (looks like bug bites) and there very itchy. What is it? Will they go away? Treatment?

Got sun burn in tanning bed and a day later there are red bumps (looks like bug bites) and there very itchy. What is it? Will they go away? Treatment?

? Solar urticaria: From ultraviolet rays exposure, rash will go away, OTC antihistamines and anti itch creams will help, if not please see your doctor, avoid tanning beds and sun exposure, use sun blocks, better see an allergist as well for future management, goodluck ...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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Why would it be that my skin is so itchy after tanning?

Usually dryness: Remember that tanning is trauma to the skin and not helpful! It damages the epidermis and causes damage to the collagen in the dermis. It also dries the skin and the peeling is the dead epidermal cells coming off the stratum corneum. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best gradual tanning lotion for very fair skin?

Please recommend the best gradual tanning lotion for very fair skin?

Jergins: Jergins has a great line of gradual tanners that you can use as a daily lotion and give your self a "buildable glow" I think it's called " Jergins Natural Glow" I am thrilled you are taking good care of your skin and opting for a tanning lotion rather than the sun's deadly rays! ...Read more

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My skin is tanning day by day. Can you let me know any tips to prevent this?

Stay indoors: The skin tans as a protective development to prevent sunburn and sun toxicity. Nonetheless too much sun exposure has long term dangers. However, if you want to not tan, then you must either stay out of the sun, or use goodly amounts of sun screen lotion. ...Read more

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What else can I do to get my skin to go from red to brown more quickly after tanning?

Skin damage: Remember that tanning will create irreversible damage to your skin. The process can't be accelerated. If you do not like the red phase, then consider spray tanning as an option. You will not pay the price of UV sun damaged skin. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Due to tanning, my face is starting to age. What are my options to make my skin look younger?

Stop tanning: Forst stop tanning. Some minor effects of aging may be reversed with the use of oral or topical retinoids but this should be prescribed by a dermatologist. Refrain. From tobacco use which can compound these effects as well. ...Read more

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I live in a very sunny area. How can I prevent my skin from tanning? And how can I remove the tan that has already happened?

Tanning: Hello,
Our skin will undergo normal hyper pigmentation with sun exposure. Excessive sun exposure can also lead to skin cancers so avoidance is always recommended. Loose fitting clothing is now available to provide protection from the sun. Also regular use of sun screens is important. Don't forget about your scalp. A hat will help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi sir, iam 23 years old male patient with fair skin colour since last 2 years I have been developping tanning on my skin how can I remove it.?

Stay out of sun: If the tanning is due to increased sun exposure, apply a good sunscreen lotion (spf 50 or higher) every day and shelter yourself from the sun as much as possible; the tan will gradually fade. If it is not due to increased sun exposure, you'll need to see your doctor to make sure it is not due to an internal problem, e.g. Addison's disease. ...Read more