tanning or sun light hurt you ?
Should you get in tanning bed or sun light when taking prednisone?
- 9 Oct 2013 by babs1033
- 26 January 2018
You do not need to get a tanning bed when taking Prednisone. Normal exposure to the sun with recommend sun protection is fine. Just out of interest why did you think that you needed a tanning bed?
Not at all. When you are exposed to sunlight on prednisone, you will get sunburned quickly and damage your skin. Warning is right on your prescription bottle, or ought to be.
You need to take vitamin D and calcium as prescribed by your doctor.
Also, because prednisone makes one more receptive to infection, it can make you more responsive to getting skin cancer. Therefore, it is a very bad idea.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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