I just had the same thing happen...I am a regular tanner, never burn...but woke up last night with crazy itching and burning on my heels...then noticed they were actually blistered...I have never had this happen before. Athletes foot came to mind to begin with but the possibility of this is small because athletes foot is a fungus that grows in between your toes or under them...because of the creases. For now I am going to treat mine as a burn....and start putting a towel under my heels when tanning...Hopefully this will help!!
Hey guys--I have the same problem. I wouldn't exactly all them blisters because they're not raised and bubbly as blisters usually are. But red, itchy spots on my heels. They are exactly where my heels lay on the tanning bed. I manage a tanning salon and have spoken to many of my clients about it, no one has experienced the same problem. I've started putting a towel under my feet while I tan but I forget sometimes so they haven't gone away. Hopefully they will soon.
I have tanned off and on for a few years now and just recently experienced the red, itchy spots on my heels as well. I think maybe it has to do with being in a super bed that has just had its bulbs changed. I will be using a towel for sure from now on!
Yes this sucks!! I was hoping to find a way to make this itching go away tonight. I can't even sleep because it's so bad!!
Your heel could be blistered due to burn and in that case you could try a foot cream with aloe in it. However, there is also the possibility that it could be athletes foot. Bad cases of it do cause blister like bumps that either burn or itch. In this instance try an athletes foot cream or spray, change your shoes and socks regularly and don't apply a moisture cream.
You can actually get athlete's foot from tanning in tanning beds.
I suspected that is how I got athlete's foot and did an experiment.
The place were I was tanning is very clean and I tried to do a
controlled experiment to prove my theory. And yes indeed, I got
athlete's foot, again and did so voluntarily to prove my theory.
I have exactly the same problem. I have to stop walking at times to itch my feet, it's so bad! I'm just glad I'm not going crazy because no one I know has experienced this! I will have to go get some anti-itch cream tonight and start using a towel!
Yes!!! It hurts like hell!! Trust me I know my family owns a tanning company!!
I have been tanning for exactly a month and just discovered one big blister on each of my heels. They itch really bad at night. Today, I put a towel under my heels while tanning, but I have decided to take a week off, just to be safe.
Yes! I'm so grateful to hear that other people have had this same problem. This is the second time this has happened to me & I just now associated the problem with the tanning bed. Has any one found a way to make them go away?
Ok well mine don't itch anymore could it be cancer? I'm really freaking out right now, someone please help, how do you get rid of the redness?
I have the same exact problem.until the bumps are gone apply an anti-itch ointment and put a towel under your heels
I have itchy blisters on my heels, palms of hands, and between my breasts. It is horrible. The itching is so bad I can not stop scratching.
Yes, I get them. My doctor, although not pleased with my tanning, prescribed me a lidocaine ointment and that stops the severe itching. I will be putting a towel under my heels from now on!
I have the same thing, but my itchy blisters aren't just on my heels, but on the tops of 2 of my toes too and I have the ichy spots in between my breasts. I'm figuring that I picked up athletes feet at the tanning salon and then the tanning bed rays make it flare up because it comes back each year that I tan. The only thing that I don't understand is the bumps between my breasts because that most likely isn't athletes feet. That part makes me nervous, but I was thinking that since the skin is so thin there that it gets a heat rash, but it iches so bad. Thanks for all your comments, because I can now def. Figure that it's athletes foot. Gross, I'm a clean person so I'm freaking out. Does anyone have anymore info. About this?
I have the exact same thing, I have been tanning for 2 months and at night my heels itch like crazy. I wish we knew what it was and how to treat it?!!!??!
Yeah I have the same problem right now , its a pain but I think I will be using a towel from now on also , thanks for the tip
I am having the same problem right now. Reading these posts is encouraging me in my decision to stop indoor tanning.... Or at least try :)