A blog on terrible looking tans
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1178/18/88/1420391804/n1420391804_1857838_7828.jpgSorry had to show this... Someone that went to school with me that added me on facebook. Horrendous!!
this is a treatment for Jaundice."Phototherapy (light treatment) is the process of using light to eliminate bilirubin in the blood. Your baby's skin and blood absorb these light waves. These light waves are absorbed by your baby's skin and blood and change bilirubin into products, which can pass through their system."-http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/pa/umphototherapy.htm
@Conezy - That's interesting, but that's not what's going on in this photo. The baby in the photo is fully clothed with no eye protection, among other things, which goes against the treatment description in the link.
What's the big deal? They're just giving the kid a simple base tan!
simple base tan ???? burns in youth CONTRIBUTE to skin cancer stupid...
@Brenda - you need a sarcasm detector.
Oh my God ! People are crazy !!TheCélinettehttp://www.mamzelle-geekette.com/
well.... at least the tanning bed isn't on. :) Mother went for a tan perhaps and while dressing placed baby there as a gag photo?? Who knows... :) My lil sister was given light therapy to treat her jaundice as someone above stated as well ;0
The baby has jaundice. UV light helps eliminate it. The baby isn't "tanning".
Typically a bili light is used to eliminate hyperbilirubinemia, not a standard tanning bed.
I had jaundice as a baby and my mom just put me in the sun so my liver would develop properly. It's a very normal thing. I would say the sun is cheaper though...
1)The UV lights aren't on. That's just a fluorescent light. The UVs are all the other bulbs covering the top and bottom of the bed.2)If the child were being treated for biirubin it would be in a hospital setting in a crib, not a tanning bed as elusive obvious said.
No one could deny that if a baby was naked, and the tanning lights were on, it would help to reduce bilirubin levels. In an emergency, I would use it to prevent the toxicity created from too much bilirubin. Cover the eyes! Be sensible, only a few minutes.