A 19-year-old male asked:
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taking doxycyclhycl and went outside and back is red and two white spots. some is red and some isn't. get hot feeling in hands and when i touch cold.?

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Dr. Raja Abusharr
20 years experience Family Medicine
Sun sensitivity: Doxycycline is in a class of antibiotics that have the potential to make you more sun sensitive. Is like having a negative spf! you need to protect your skin while on the medication by covering up, using high spf sun screen or best of all, avoid direct sun between 10 am and 4 pm.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Photosensitivity: Doxycycline is one of those medications that make you very prone to skin reactions to sun exposure (photosensitivity). Even a little sun exposure can set it off, and it doesn't need to even be the part of the skin that was exposed, although it is more common to these areas. Try to avoid direct sun while on the med and use sunscreen. If really intolerable, talk to doc about possible change in med.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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