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I had a gaping hole in my butt after using squirt tanning to get a sun kissed glow

Most people love to get a tan and Danielle Trevarthen is no different.

To get a sun-kissed glow, the 26-year-old decided to try injectable tanning.

Danielle Trevarthen was trying to get a nice summer glow when a friend gave her an injection of a tan

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Danielle Trevarthen was trying to get a nice summer glow when a friend gave her an injection of a tanPhoto credit: Jam Press
A week after taking it, the 26-year-old began to feel unwell and noticed an abscess on her bottom

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A week after taking it, the 26-year-old began to feel unwell and noticed an abscess on her bottomPhoto credit: Jam Press
She spent three weeks in the hospital after the ordeal inflicted her with a flesh-eating bug

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She spent three weeks in the hospital after the ordeal inflicted her with a flesh-eating bugPhoto credit: Jam Press

But days after applying the jabs, Danielle, who lives in Cornwall, was left with a gaping hole in her bum.

The paramedic is now sharing her story to raise awareness of the dangers of the injections after contracting a flesh-eating bug.

Danielle first used the tanning products five years ago after being given the needles by a friend.

Tanning injections darken the skin by replicating a hormone that stimulates melanin production in the skin. They are illegal in the UK.

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She got her then-boyfriend to inject her with the tanning aid, but just a week later, a five-inch abscess appeared on her butt.

Her breathing had also become irregular and after a doctor’s visit she was prescribed antibiotics and painkillers.

Danielle had to visit doctors every day for a week to get her medication.

But the abscess persisted and at that moment she suffered the first of five seizures at her local GP’s office, resulting in her being hospitalized.

She spent the next three weeks in the hospital on a ventilator and lost a stone in weight from the ordeal.

Danielle was also left with a scar on her buttock.

She said: “I cannot stress enough how dangerous it is to buy things online, especially if they don’t come with instructions.

“I was so scared and petrified at the time. I’m just glad I healed and I’m better now.

“I remember feeling sick almost immediately after using it, but thought it was probably normal.

“A few days went by and I couldn’t sit on my left buttock. It hurt, it was red and it just looked angry,” she told NeedToKnow.

Danielle said she kept an eye on the wound and nothing killed her.

What are tanning shots?

Some people use Melanotan injections to change the color of their skin, but they’re illegal in the UK.

The synthetic hormone stimulates the pigment cells in the skin, causing them to produce more melanin, which gives the skin its darker color.

The NHS is warning against the use of the injections as they “have not been subjected to the rigorous safety and efficacy testing that all medicines must undergo before they can be approved for use”.

Two forms are available, Melanotan I and II, which are diluted with water before injection.

Are you sure?

The injections have not been tested for human use and there are possible side effects and dangers.

Some side effects can include acne, abdominal pain, eye disorders, nausea, and even heart problems.

Sharing needles can spread blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis or HIV, and skin and tissue damage can also occur when substances are injected by an untrained person.

dr Carol Cooper said: “It’s incredible that people are willing to risk their lives to get a tan by injecting themselves with an illegal drug.

“Side effects of Melanotan 2 are nausea and vomiting. Users face high blood pressure, heart problems and blood disorders.

“The sting makes moles darker, which could lead to skin cancer.

“Anyone who uses a tanning bed is about 20 percent more likely to develop malignant melanoma. Those who use tanning beds before the age of 35 are 87 percent more at risk.”

“The infection lived on my skin and kept getting bigger and deeper.

“A week after I went to the doctor, I had my first seizure.

“I was nauseous as usual with a high temperature and when I left I went to the toilet to throw up but I collapsed and had a seizure on the doctor’s floor.

“I had three more seizures before the ambulance came. I was petrified.”

After she was taken to the hospital, tubes were placed down her throat and this, she said, made it difficult for her to breathe.

I just can’t stress enough how dangerous they are and how others can avoid them

Danielle Trevarthen

“My body has absolutely taken a beating from all of this,” Danielle added.

After three weeks in the hospital, Danielle discharged herself and recovered at home.

She has since made a full recovery – with the scar serving as a reminder of the close call.

Danielle added: “I still have a long scar on my bum and that was five years ago.

“My family was upset that I did it, but I’m just glad I’m okay now.

“I still have flashbacks about how a tan injection can cause so many problems.

“Now if I want a tan, it’s a fake tan lotion or a ton of sunscreen for a natural tan.

“I just can’t stress enough how dangerous they are and how others can avoid them.”

Now, when Danielle wants a tan, she uses fake lotions, or when she wants a natural one, she uses tons of sunscreen

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Now, when Danielle wants a tan, she uses fake lotions, or when she wants a natural one, she uses tons of sunscreenPhoto credit: Jam Press
Now Danielle has left a scar and is telling others not to use the jabs

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Now Danielle has left a scar and is telling others not to use the jabsPhoto credit: Jam Press

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