Free AdviceGet Free Advice
Home | Get advice | Give advice | Topics | Columnists | - !START HERE! -
Make Suggestions | Sitemap

Get Advice

Search Questions

Ask A Question

Browse Advice Columnists

Search Advice Columnists

Chat Room

Give Advice

View Questions
Search Questions
Advice Topics


Remember me
Register for free!
Lost Password?

Want to give Advice?

Sign Up Now
(It's FREE!)


Shirts and Stuff
Page Backgrounds
Make Suggestions
Site News
Link To Us
About Us
Terms of Service
Contact Us

help me <<< Previous Question
Next Question >>>

Tanning with coldsores.

Question Posted Wednesday March 23 2005, 5:37 pm

My roommate is prone to cold sores. She is afraid to go to a tanning bed because they have triggered a cold sore for her in the past. But, we are planning a trip to Florida in May, and we want to get a tan before going there. Since we live in northern US, the only way to get a tan right now would be to go to a tanning salon.

She is saying that she won't go, and instead will go to Florida pale. I do not want that to happen because she will end up getting majorly sunburned the first day and will end up having a horrible time. I want her to have fun so I can have my fun roommate to hang out with, instead of my miserable cranky roommate to bum me out.

Can anyone explain to me some "safe" ways to get a tan without burning or triggering a cold sore. Or, does anyone know of any products that will help prevent cold sores. If you are prone to getting them, and have experience with things that have helped you, that would be very helpful.

[ Answer this question ]
Want to answer more questions in the Health & Fitness category?
Maybe give some free advice about: Health?

x0xdReAmEr answered Wednesday March 23 2005, 6:33 pm:
um . . if oyu go to like the tanning salons or liek a beauty shop they should have this spray on or rub on tanning kit! he could try that! good lluck! =)x0x

[ x0xdReAmEr's advice column | Ask x0xdReAmEr A Question

XxAxFxIxX answered Wednesday March 23 2005, 6:15 pm:
Ohkay, my dear, it is acually healthier for your skin if you tan before you go. You are closer to the equater and if you get prone to tanning/sunburn your skin wont get as damaged.

However, I think fake baking is awful and horrible. Do you know the damage that can do to your skin? Instead of skin cancer, I'll just stick with my pale Iowan and Irish skin!

For tanning in a bed, cold sores can be triggered by anything. And some coldsore preventors can't be worn in a bed. I think she should go to a dermatologist. He/she would say the tanning is the safest thing to do for your skin, and reccomend stuff.

No problem.


[ XxAxFxIxX's advice column | Ask XxAxFxIxX A Question

jbdreamer answered Wednesday March 23 2005, 6:11 pm:
I live in Minnesota, and frequently visit Florida. I have never once been to a tanning salon. What your friend needs is a good sun block. I recommend a SPF 30 spray lotion. It works great, I never get burned (even in Mexico). And I still manage to come home tan.

[ jbdreamer's advice column | Ask jbdreamer A Question

zapreth answered Wednesday March 23 2005, 5:54 pm:
I live in the South. I know nothing about handling coldsores, but I do know a great deal about sunburn. Tell your roomate to use Bullfrog Sport sunscreen. It's like being in the shade,smells good and doesn't need reaplication more than once a day. Follow the directions though, you must brush it up five minutes after application. Luck and have fun!

[ zapreth's advice column | Ask zapreth A Question
Recent popular questions:
Want to give advice?

Click here to start your own advice column!

How to convince parents about Inter-caste Marriage?
It's not herpes.. So what is it?
I do not like my step dad. What do I do?
I get really sad when a semester in college is over? Is this normal or weird?
How long I will be working with this company...
i need a boyfriend
I dont want to end up poor
cheating on him
Do she want us to break up?
Twisted feelings
Addiction Recovery
why do people cover mirrors at a wake
It's hard for me to eat lately
In love with my best guy friend?
my kid lies
How to get him to kiss me?
Help me plz
Fancy other guys apart from my boyfriend
Clean up my credit report
Tap hot water cooking

All content on this page posted by members of is the responsibility those individual members. Other content © 2003-2014 We do not promise accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any advice and are not responsible for content.

Attention: NOTHING on this site may be reproduced in any fashion whatsoever without explicit consent (in writing) of the owner of said material, unless otherwise stated on the page where the content originated. Search engines are free to index and cache our content.
Users who post their account names or personal information in their questions have no expectation of privacy beyond that point for anything they disclose. Questions are otherwise considered anonymous to the general public.

[Valid RSS] eXTReMe Tracker