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Used sunbed for tanning for 7 minutes, feeling faint, sick. Reason?

I have just started using sun beds. I used it for the first time yesterday, for 5 minutes. I felt fine throughout the five minutes and left happy, with a barely see-able tan. But i decided to go back today, as I know that it will be about two weeks before I can another one. When I went in I decided to do 10 minutes, as I wanted a visable tan, even if only a small one. After about 6 minutes I began to feel faint and sick. I stuck it out until 6 minutes 43 seconds before I had to get out. I sat for the rest of the duration on a seat in my room, trying to regain myself. I left, still feeling ill and went straight home. Minutes later I was bent over the toilet being sick. Does this mean that I cannot handle myself in a sunbed, or is it just because I pushed myself too hard? Why was I sick?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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Hi i think u are suffering from phototoxicity.it presents as dizziness and feeling sick and tanning over the face.take of lot of fluids and use of antioxidant daily once and use of sunscreen in the morning and use of umbrella and hat can protect u from heavy ultraviolet exposurep
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