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Bactrim Sun Sensitivity
Is bactrim for 30 days safe for a UTI that didn't respond to cipro (ciprofloxacin) or macrobid? They did a culture and sensitivity test
Absolutely: This entire class of antibiotics often makes people sensitive to te sun. ...Read more
Not directly, but...: People who manage their diet to avoid gluten may risk becoming deficient in a variety of necessary nutrients. It's possible to learn how to have a varied, full range of foods, but it takes time and interest. Sun-sensitivity is a symptom of pellagra (a Niacin (vitamin b3) deficiency). It can be quite serious so eat tuna, salmon, or ground beef if you can, or snack on peanuts daily. ...Read more
It is not listed as: A side effect in several different medication websites. ...Read more
Does plaquinil always cause sun sensitivity? My husband and I have outdoors plans in two days. I plan to wear a hat and sunscreen.
I am on tindiazole and I have recently developed extremely sun sensitivity and a rash. Is this a common side affect and should I be worried?
Tindiazole: The drug is not known to be sun sensitive but one can develop rashes that appear similar to sun sensitivity such as steven johnson syndrome. ...Read more
Do antipsychotics or ssris cause sun sensitivity, like increased likelihood of getting black spots. Does sensitivity levelonce medications are out body?
Some do: Many medications, including some of the ones in the classes you ask about, do indeed cause sun sensitivities, which can result in a variety of different rashes. Make sure you use sunscreen, and try to avoid direct sunlight. If it continues to be a problem, talk to doc about possible change of medication. ...Read more
Is sun sensitivity a possible side effect of marvelon? Even though im slathering on a 45spf sunscreen I go from ghost white to lobster red in 30 min
Not likely: See a dermatologist. Bring with you everything you use on your skin as well as every pill, vitamin and herb. ...Read more
I'm on doxycycline and going on vacation. What should I do about the sun sensitivity. Should I as for a new rx or is sunscreen enough protection?
I have birth control induced sun sensitivity/allergy...What can I do to prevent a breakout short of stopping the pill?
Stop the pill: You can see about using a pill with a different formulation vs. Using something that doesn't have systemic effects, such as an iud. ...Read more
Are there known drawbacks of long-term doxycycline use against acne? Excluding changes to endogenous microbes and sun sensitivity.
Can Nitrofurantoin cause sun sensitivity/sun burn? Had brief exposure to sunlight, hour or so later, noticed mild sunburn across face. Abnormal for me
I have a 1.80 speckled ANA test. After 15+ years of extreme fatigue, sun sensitivity w/ rash, stiffness, joint pain, arthritis, insomnia and GFR 60.?
See Rheumatology: The positive ANA is only one test. You need to see a rheumatologist and get other testing to clarify why you have the positive ANA. Things like lupus can occur but there can be other reasons. Some Porten that you get this evaluated, and see exactly what the laboratory studies show. ...Read more
For 3 years, I've had a very high +ana (all other negative labs) along with eb and flow episodes of mental and physical fatigue, 3 months of sharp chest pain (now resolved) dizziness, sun-induced rashes, sun sensitivity, joint and muscle pain, nausea,
Several options.: I would repeat a reflex ANA to see if you have sjogren's antibodies (ss-a, ss-b). If you have a low white count, elevated immunoglobins, I would err on the side of placing you on hydroxycholoquine. Provigil or nuvigal can help cognitive dysfunction. Use sunscreen for sun-related rashes. Used nsaids or tylenol (acetaminophen) for your pains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After I finish my prescription of bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) when is it safe to go out into the sun again?
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