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Intense itching after using a tanning bed?

I tanned yesterday in a tanning bed at 6:30 pm. It’s been well over 24 hours. I noticed a sunburn across my breast and a faint rash, the sunburn and rash has since faded but the itching has only worsened. It's so itchy I have never experienced anything like this. Heat rash? Hells itch? I've never felt an itch like this and i can’t really sleep with it.

Female | 19 years old
Complaint duration: 2 days

1 Answer

Hi and PLEASE STOP USING TANNING BEDS, which increase your chance of skin cancer each time you enter one. I am sure you look great with a tan, so buy a self-tanning lotion. Many are so good that I can't tell the difference from a natural tan .https://themighty.com/topic/skin-cancer/stephanie-ehrlich-skin-cancer-tanning-bed-photos/
 As for the itching: try taking Claritin, Allegra, or Zyrtec. If it persists, best to see a local dermatologist.