Heat rash from tanning

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I have had a history of sun poision on my shoulders and chest, not on the places that I seem to being getting a rash from now. Is it possible that I am having a reaction to the cleaners or that I am getting sun poision now on my stomach? I know that I probably should stop tanning but I really dont want to. Any suggestions on what it could be from?
Sounds like it might be heat rash, Tate. Maybe the new bulbs are hotter and you're sweating more. Try taking some time off, or spend fewer minutes tanning. Or stop. Best. Dr.
It was the heating up afterwards with a top on that didn't breathe which caused the heat rash. If one is burned from the sun or from a tanning bed then the skin tightens up and forms a layer of skin that is closed and the sweat underneath that is trying to come out of the pores that are now blocked or closed, can cause blisters from the sweat trying to get out. Also note that you can get planter's warts from tanning beds also.
It was the heating up afterwards with a top on that didn't breathe which caused the heat rash. If one is burned from the sun or from a tanning bed then the skin tightens up and forms a layer of skin that is closed and the sweat underneath that is trying to come out of the pores that are now blocked or closed, can cause blisters from the sweat trying to get out. Also note that you can get planter's warts from tanning beds also.
Also - I had previously been tanning, which I learned was a bad idea. Can Tetracycline cause you to be more susceptible to getting heat rash? (and will it go away on it's own within anoter couple of weeks or so as the antibiotic is out of my system?) Or is this a more serious problem and I need to see a doctor?
I then went on vacation and had white spots on my chest that would not tan and I have never had that problem before. About two months after I got back from the each I started tanning again and now have little red itchy bumps on my chest and neck that will not go away. Could it be a reaction from the birth control I am taking because I have never had a problem like this before and I have always gone to the same tanning salon.
I am an RN, and I am not sure why you have a rash, but for your own safety, stay away from the tanning beds! There is a huge increase in the number of skin cancer cases from young women using tanning beds, and it just isn't worth it. Get a spray on tan; a lot of places are offering those now. I hope all works out for you.
Hello, From the symptoms it looks like heat rash or sweat dermatitis. It tends to occur on areas of the body where skin touches skin, such as under the breasts, on the inner thighs, and under the arms. Tiny red spots with itching and pricking sensation are the characteristic appearance of this rash. Avoid using any lotions and creams for the meantime. Use a mild cleanser with moisturizing properties like Cetaphil.
Is it all because of the one time I went tanning before I got married? Is it PMLE or just a heat rash? Furthermore, while on vacation my rash won't show up until about the 3rd or 4th day into my vacation and then it covers my whole body. Why do you think this is? Side Note: I'm an spf nazi and cake 30-50 on at all times. I love swimming and vacationing, but the thought of going makes me depressed due to my ugly rash.
We tried taking benadryl, cold shower, aloe and all kinds of itch creams from the store they had in the hotel. Nothing worked. Each day for 6 days the rash got worse. The rash spread to other areas (legs, stomach etc.) and became more red and bumpy. We think it might be from the tanning oil we used? I have only experienced a minor rash on my hand 7 years ago in florida using and spf 4 sunscreen. She experienced a minor rash in Aruba using the same tanning oil.
Hello, From the symptoms they looks like heat rash or sweat dermatitis. Prickly heat (miliaria) is an itchy skin rash caused by trapped sweat. It tends to occur on areas of the body where skin touches skin, such as under the breasts, on the inner thighs, and under the arms. Tiny red spots with itching and pricking sensation are the characteristic appearance of this rash. Avoid using any lotions and creams for the meantime. use a mild cleanser with moisturizing properties like Cetaphil.
) Shortly after tanning my brest area becomes extrelmley itchey and irritated. I figure it's heat rash. I have been tanning since I was 15 and never had this problem before. This is the first time I have went in 2 years. The rest of my body isn't affected, just the one area and I don't understand why. This only happens from the tanning bed. I can lay out in the sun and be fine. Even when I'm really hot and sweat from working out, I'm still fine.
I am however getting a VERY itchy rash all over my stomach and back. I have read that it is heat rash or from the sweat but as I said before I don't get hot or sweaty and I'm only in there a short time. I also do not use accelerators or tanning lotions while tanning. I do, however, use moisturizing lotion after I tan to keep my skin moist but have never had a reaction to the moisturizing lotion I use before I started using the tanning beds. Any ideas on what else could be causing this?
Hi all, So I have tanned before and I have fairly sensitive skin with lots of freckles, but usually after I continue tanning in the bed and slowly building up my time, my skin gets use to the UV rays. It takes time but I can usually get there. Until now.. It all started a few months ago when I was trying to build up a base tan before summer and after about a week or so of tanning I noticed that I was getting this rash looking thing on my chest.
Hey, I decided to go to a tanning bed because I hate heat and thought this would be a fast way to tan without the heat. I broke out in a sore red rash on my upper thighs only. I was only in the tanning bed 5 minutes. Has anyone had this happen? Thanks for any input.
I recently started trying to get more vitamin D in this manner and have found that every single time, I later have a reaction of greatly increased weakness, fatigue, and increased leg cramping resulting from the indoor tanning, lasting for usually about 3 days. Even when I'm inside the tanning bed I have strange sensations- most recently of my right arm feeling numbish (I was lying on my back with no pressure on the arm). Also, felt some tingling in skin and other parts of body.
As a fair skinned person with skin cancer in my family, I stay away from all tanning. But that aside, when I read about your experience it sounds like it could be heat related. Since getting sick I've had a lot of trouble with heat. If my shower gets too hot, it can within moments cause me to become very sick, and at times overheating has left me confined to bed for days. Heat can also cause immediate increase in tingling/pins and needles.
My mom thought it was a heat rash but i looked that up and none of the sites said anything about them being on arms. I stayed inside mostly the next day and then were gone. Then today I went to the beach and after being out a while i noticed that they were all over my arms, front and back, on the tops of my hands, all over my legs front and back and also on the top of my feet. What could this be from and how do I get rid of it?
The one on my heel and other one on my chest are UNRELATED. The one on my chest usually occurs after i lay in the tanning bed. Could it be from heat? It itches and spreads when i scratch it.Any suggestions will help.Thanks.
I just started tanning again. I try every few years. But everytime I go I get a rash that itches like crazy, it is major red, and spread from my neck to my thighs. I tried Cortizone cream, but as soon as i even touch the skin, I cant stop rubbing it and scratching it. I was wondering I i am just not suppose to tan or if there is certain lotion I am suppose to use. The rash usually only last a couple days but this one has lasted over a week. I cant handle it anymore. Can you help me out please?
Hi, What you describe seems like sweat dermatitis or heat rash or solar urticaria. You should try to keep the area dry and clean. Try some powder to absorb the sweat. Apply calamine lotion at the site and take some oral antihistamine medications for your complaints. You should use a medicated sun screen when you go out and also try to avoid sun exposure. If the symptoms are still persistent, consult your dermatologist and get a proper clinical evaluation done.
I have no known allergies (as far as I know) and don't take any medications. I woke up two days ago with a slight reddish rash on my scrotum - starting from where the shaft meets the scrotum and more prevelant on my right testicle (about 1 inch across) and a smaller circular red rash on my left testicle. It is not itchy at all -- it's red, leathery-looking, no blisters or bumps, just a raised red rash -- kind of like poison ivy looks.
My mother is visiting from Indiana to Florida and after sitting in the sun 3 times she now has a very itchy rash on her upper chest and neck that is driving her crazy. It keeps her awake at night. We think maybe it is sun poison. How can we be for sure and what can be done to alleviate the itching and burning? Thank You!
I have little bumps all over my chest, neck, stomach, and abdomen that itch, and burn. Could this be from the tanning bed? I just don't understand why that's the only part that burned when i was on my back, or if it could just be red from being irritated. I've tried benadryl, calomine lotion, some cortaid spray and nothing is helping. I feel like it's spreading. Any ideas what it could be?
Hello, It can be due to solar urticaria, sweat dermatitis, heat rash or contact dermatitis. I suggest you to consult a dermatologist and get it evaluated. Till that time, you can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps. For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone as dermacort), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).
I do not shave or wax. The rash appeared 6 days ago. I appeared after I went tanning. I tanned in a stand up booth. Holding my arms up the whole time. I tan once a week in the same booth and have never had this problem before. I am assuming the rash is a result if the products I used prior to tanning combined with the heat of the tanning booth. Earlier in the day I applied my deodorant (the same deodorant I have used for 15 years). I also applied palmers cocobutter near the area.
Hi, What you describe seems like sweat dermatitis or heat rash or solar urticaria. You should try to keep the area dry and clean. Try some powder to absorb the sweat. Apply calamine lotion at the site and take some oral antihistamine medications for your complaints. You should use a medicated sun screen when you go out and also try to avoid sun exposure. If the symptoms are still persistent, consult your dermatologist and get a proper clinical evaluation done.
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