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Bactrim Sun Exposure
I am on 1/2 a tablet of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds taken twice daily for prostatitus. Why do I need to avoid sun exposure when on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)? How much is too much sun?
Photosensitvity: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a sulfa antibiotic which makes you photosensitive and may cause rashes or a sunburn easily while on it. This can occur even with less than 30 minutes of sun exposure for some people. Wear sunscreen and sun protective clothing and stay out of the sun as much as possible while on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
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
I'm taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a UTI and I had sun exposure and I'm itchy. Anything I should do? Thanks
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
Just like sunburn!: Exposure of the skin to ultraviolet (sun or tanning bed) stimulates the melanocytes (pigment cells) to become darker, which provides a barrier to this harmful radiation. Too much too quickly causes sunburn, but even a little exposure can stimulate collections of melanocytes in the skin to darken, making sunspots more visible or dark. Repeated exposure continues darkening; too much causes cancer. ...Read more
Dermabrasion: Dermabrasion causes the treated skin to be pink or pale red in color while the skin is healing. Sun exposure during the healing phase can produce hyperpigmentation or dark colored skin. Sun exposure should be avoided until the skin treated by dermabrasion returns to normal color. ...Read more
Sun exposure: There are individuals for whom any exposure to sun increases the risk of cancer. But the majority of people can walk down a leafy street where the risk of death by automobile is higher than the risk of skin damage. There is always risk. Increasing sun exposure increases that risk, and must be balanced against the benefits of being able to exercise, obtain food and fuel, etc. ...Read more
Please help! I get burned easily without much sun exposure and when wearing sunblock. Can anyone tell me why?
Is there any way to become fair? Well I was born fair but my complexion was darkened due to sun exposure, my certain body parts are still fair.
Sun changed skin: You can tell your skin type by looking at your buttocks, and comparing the skin their to your arms. A 45 year old person will have been exposed to hundreds of thousands of hours of sunlight, and the sun would have changed both the texture and color of the skin. Red necks, were irish farmers in the south. You must block all sun and use retinoic or glycolic acid, to get lighten and soften. Skin. ...Read more
Take 50, 000 IU D once a week & 2, 000 IU D daily w/ sun exposure. My D levels the past year have been 19, 22 and 20. Why will my levels not go up?
I'm a black male and I haven't had much sun exposure in the past 3 months or more and also I've been eating one meal a day for a while. Am I at risk?
Vitamin D: Vit d levels are lowest in people wi/dark skin but the marjority of people have a deficiency. Please get your doc to check your level and you can supplement. Most of my patients used 5k daily. It's better to eat 4 small meals or "graze" through the day than 1 meal daily relative to blood sugar. Peace and good health. ...Read more
None: The sun always damages the skin.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Can get burned: Easily. Use high SPF sunscreen, hat, clothes that protect from sun's rays. Try to avoid sun if possible. ...Read more
Any sun exposure: Has some carcinogenic potential related to UV exposure. But remember its exceptionally small with limited exposure like you mention. There are many benefits to sun exposure too, you level of exposure just needs to be balanced based on your risk for developing skin cancer. ...Read more
Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more