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Taking doxycycline and photosensitive

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Probably the effect wears off in about a week, but you should always be wearing an spf of at least 36-50 anyway!

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Doing so should not cause any adverse effects. Hope this helps!
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
5 days: The half life (time to elimination of half the drug) of Doxycycline is long, 15-24 hours. The drug is not completely eliminated until 5 half lives af ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Doxycycline sun rash: Doxycycline absorbs UV-A, so if you're outdoors when the med is in your system, you could wind up with a photosensitive rash. That rash can be nasty - ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably none: Doxycycline can cause photosensitivity, i.e. increased susceptibility to sunburn. But usually it does not. Most people taking doxycycline do not need ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Esoph. Ulcers: Esophageal ulcers have been clearly documented after tetracycline and doxyclcline ingestion. Usually they were taken with little or no fluid before ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ortman
Specializes in Geriatrics
Probably not: Though it has been reported in long term use, it is very rare and another reason should be sought.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Photosensitive: Photosensitivity from Doxycycline should gradually clear after another week or so. Continue to avoid sun exposure until then.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Finish taking it: This depends in part on what you are being treated for. But for most infections treated with doxycycline at age 18, you definitely should take all the ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Doxycycline: Not normal. Report this to your doctor to get advice on what to do.
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