Dr Dawn Harper examines a patient with psoriasis. My last resort is sunbeds, and I think I’m going to have to try that out because nothing else is working. I started going on sunbeds at the start of the year for 6 minutes, twice a week and used the ointments at the same time which literally cleared up my psoriasis within 2 months. Is that right? Just heard on Channel four that sunbeds help clear psoriasis. (intensive UV treatment is essentially what a sunbed is, right?).
After my outbreak of guttate Psoriasis, I have been told by the doctor to have a few tanning sessions – it’s not something they like to promote but he said it should kick start the healing. In order to help clear psoriasis, sun exposure needs to be spread over time. A week on a sunny holiday may help but rarely completely clears psoriasis, and if the skin is exposed too soon for too long, sunburn can result, which could cause injury to the skin. Using a sunbed is the equivalent to a sunscreen with SPF of 2-4. So now I’m considering going to use a sunbed in the hope it’ll clear this spots. I know they are bad for you, but how bad are they? Would it be okay if I only went every so often for a short length of time? This seems like the only option now for getting it to go away, as there are no private dermatologists in my area. I do know a client of mine that had success with sunbeds with psoriasis.
Well done, Kim Kardashian, for admitting she suffers from psoriasis, an embarrassing skin disease that causes 1. They (at the light treatment) were adamant that he should not use a sunbed and would not give him any information about the kind of light he was getting, but he ended up nice and brown and the dermatology nurse has promised to try and get him some more info about exactly what was in the light treatment so he can work out if a sunbed would be any help at all. My psoriasis was ok during my 2nd pregnancy last year but during No 3 it flared up quite badly.
When To Use Sunbeds?