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Dry patches on skin after tanning

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hi iam really concerned i have skin cancer after going on a tan cab about six times over a period of weeks,i have never been on them before then and havnt been on them for 2 weeks and last week i notied i have red round dry patches of skin on my neck,stomach and leg,its terrifying me as its sort of came out of nowhere,i dont usually moisturise as ive never needed too,but now iam so worried,i worry so much anyway i would just like some advice,iam naturally a bit pale but use alot of faketan,could this just be from goin on a tancab and not moisturising properly?iam deeply concerned i would apprectiate it if someone could help me thankyou
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replied January 7th, 2010
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I doubt you have any skin cancer, but be careful with tanning booths...Don't overdo...Cancer shows later in life, however, damage is happening now...Take care...

Caroline
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replied January 7th, 2010
thankyou for your advice,i went to my doctor and he said it was tinea corporis,a fungal skin infection,not worriying as much now,iam not going to use the tancabs again
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replied January 7th, 2010
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Hi again janettemac....You are wise to follow up on this...I have a son that has melanoma from his days in the Sun and has paid dearly for it...Tanning booths can do the same damage...People do not realize the danger they are doing and have done until it is too late...Now enjoy each day and have a wonderful life....Take care...

Caroline
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replied January 7th, 2010
yes i am going to follow up on this,iam sorry to hear about your son,thats such a shame,i love to be tanned but id rather be pale and healthy,thankyou very much for taking time to advise me,takecare
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