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For a MD. Would a tanning bed help an adult with juaindice?

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Would a tanning bed help an adult with juaindice? We know the reason, this is just to get the skin whiter...
Hi--the UV rays will convert the bilirubin to an excretable form so it would help with temporarily taking the yellow color out of the skin, but it would only be a skin treatment and would not help with the elevated bilirubin in the blood stream from liver disease
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

im aware, but i jump around......and if i wanted a normal color for few weeeks wuld a treatment help?

Can I first ask the cause of your jaundice? And not sure what you meant about jumping around?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Liver issues, my billierubin goes from 4-8. .......Willl one session of UV lighting from a tanning bed help?

No, it will take a few sessions--more like three or four but the one session may help some.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Wouldl it be better than a walk or laying in the sun?

Same UV rays although with the booth the distribution is more even and constant

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