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Old 05-06-2008, 09:07 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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I have struggled with psoriasis since I was 8 and in high school tanning for prom discovered it cleared it up. After having my son though I went full blown with psoriasis and had it from head to toe just like the man mentioned in a previous post. It took me a bit to talk my husband into paying for tanning but thanks to tanning it is clearing it all up. I go in the typical lay down bed for 15 minutes now and am going 5 days a week and every now and again I go in the upright to hit the spots that are in a shadow zone.

YOu want to make sure that they get the most exposure to UVB lights it will be the most effecitve. I have been tanning now for barely over a month and am almost completely cleared up. All I have to say is thank you for tanning beds. It would have cost me a fortune at the dr's office
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:29 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Re: Tanning for psoriasis

Figi blend has a lotion made for psoriasis sufferers.
Believe it or not, Omega 3 is the one. It does have one side effect tho. Its a heavy bronzer and it is expensive. (still not as bad as the derm sessions or meds)
They also make Tandori for eczema sufferers and buzz for acne sufferers as well as hidden treasures which is hypoalergenic for people sensitive to lotions. Good stuff to have on your shelves IMO.
I have a guy who came in covered real bad, especially his neck and elbows. I started him like any tanner in our high uvb booth, by skin type. I never let him burn and he was totally psoriasis free after 6 weeks. He loved it so much, he has bought 3 bottles so far and now just tans because he likes it. Then his wife started tanning and so did his mom. He has a real nice tan, which is what I told him the side effect would be, but he's ok with it...wish i had asked to take before and after pic because it really was a dramatic change. Just thought I would pass on the info as it took me awhile to get the answers.
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There are no tanning salons in my town, except in hair salons and their hours are very limited. No weekends, no evenings! I have psoriasis and need to tan 4-5 times a week, but work days Mon- Friday. I'm going to have to buy my own tanning bed, because I can't stand it anymore. Summer is here and I can't even wear crop pants because my legs are so bad. What bed should I buy that has the best uvb ratio?
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:48 PM   #24 (permalink)
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There are no tanning salons in my town, except in hair salons and their hours are very limited. No weekends, no evenings! I have psoriasis and need to tan 4-5 times a week, but work days Mon- Friday. I'm going to have to buy my own tanning bed, because I can't stand it anymore. Summer is here and I can't even wear crop pants because my legs are so bad. What bed should I buy that has the best uvb ratio?
Its less about the bed and more about the lamps used. Getting a bed is step on. If the lamps do not perform to your desire, replacing them would be the next step. But beds are intended for certain lamps.
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So,......if I bought a ETS SunQuest 2000S Tanning Canopy with 10 - 100 watt wolff lamps, would I be getting some uvb?
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very little. 10 lamps can maybe help you grow plants :) I would never recommend a bed with less than 28. For light therapy the 10 lamps may help, but for psoriasis you need a decent amount of UVB.
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If a get a bed with 28 lamps, will it matter what kind of lamps?
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Just get a bed with a decent number of lamps, they all emit UVB. If they dont seem to be working right for you, then finding another lamp that is within spec will be your next move.
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Figi blend has a lotion made for psoriasis sufferers.
Believe it or not, Omega 3 is the one. It does have one side effect tho. Its a heavy bronzer and it is expensive. (still not as bad as the derm sessions or meds)
They also make Tandori for eczema sufferers and buzz for acne sufferers as well as hidden treasures which is hypoalergenic for people sensitive to lotions. Good stuff to have on your shelves IMO.
I have a guy who came in covered real bad, especially his neck and elbows. I started him like any tanner in our high uvb booth, by skin type. I never let him burn and he was totally psoriasis free after 6 weeks. He loved it so much, he has bought 3 bottles so far and now just tans because he likes it. Then his wife started tanning and so did his mom. He has a real nice tan, which is what I told him the side effect would be, but he's ok with it...wish i had asked to take before and after pic because it really was a dramatic change. Just thought I would pass on the info as it took me awhile to get the answers.
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Where did you find this information about Fiji lotions? I would like some reassurance before I blindly recommend this to my customers. Also are there any other lotions out there that help?

Has anyone heard hat no lotion is a good treatment for skin conditions?
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Re: Tanning for psoriasis

i just started tanning yesterday i started 7 mins think it was a little to long as skin is a little red but dont feel burned figured i would go back tomorrow but not sure how long and should i use tanning lotion or not will post pics later also how many days a week should i go i really need advice as my neck is covered it hurts to move my neck most severe area is neck and face but want to try to remove all i have posted a few pics not the best but u can see them on my profile if u would like better please message me and also any ideas or help please message me thanks

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