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Amoxicillin Sun Exposure
Can sun exposure after amoxicillin (day 9) cause vomiting and diarrhea? My son attended tennis camp today and is sick tonight with no other symptoms.
Yes and no: There are a number if possibilities, probably not directed to sun exposure itself. Antibiotics can change the normal flora if the guy and cause diarrhea. Also, the original condition that he was taking the antibiotics for may have caused diarrhea. Antibiotics can cause a photo sensativity to sunlight, but that usually causes a rash and not diarrhea. Don't hesitate to have your son seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sunburn results when the amount of exposure to the sun or other ultraviolet light source exceeds the ability of the body's protective pigment, melanin, to protect the skin. Sunburn in a very light-skinned person may occur in less than 15 minutes of midday sun exposure, while a dark-skinned person may tolerate the ...Read more
My skin is rubbing off in little pieces, like rubber. I am house bound (severe m.E.), have had no sun exposure, and no med changes in months. Ideas?
See MD immediately: I am not certain what is causing the problem but i recommend you get in to see a dermatologist immediately. The skin acts as a barrier to prevent organisms or other toxins from entering our bodies. If you are loosing your skin, you are at risk for more serious problems. Find out what this is and get it treated. ...Read more
Sun protection: Skin grafts often will discolor when exposed to sun light due to the pigment producing cells (melanocytes). The melanocytes react by darkening the skin. Unfortunately, the hyperpigmentation that occurs (darkening) might not lighten and may cause permanent discoloration. Use good sun protection to skin grafted areas and fresh scars. ...Read more
Physical sunblock: The use of a good quality physical sun block that blocks out both UV A and UVB rays. The skin will still tan but to a much lesser extent. The physical block should be either zinc or titanium . Theses products can be purchased at a dermatologist office and in many spas. The better products are PCA, Skin Medica, SkinCeuticals, Obagi and others but these are most popular ...Read more
You don't: You don't know that is why it is important to always wear plenty of sunblock and minimize your exposure. ...Read more
Hypopigmentation: White spots in sun exposed areas can be a form of chronic sun damage called idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis. It is common on forearms and lower legs as small white dots. No real treatment exists. If this does not sound like what you have, see your doctor to check it out. ...Read more