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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

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

It is safe: It is safe to take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 30 days. Normally though, treatment for 30 days is to prevent recurring infections rather than treat an ongoing one. ...Read more

Photosensitivity (Definition)

Oversensitivity of skin to light. Photosensitivity can be a side effect of medications or result from diseases, such as lupus. Treatment depends on the severity of the reaction and the cause. Photosensitivity can be prevented by avoiding skin ...Read more


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Correlation between lymecycline and sun sensitivity?

Absolutely: This entire class of antibiotics often makes people sensitive to te sun. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause sun sensitivity?

Can celiac disease cause sun sensitivity?

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

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Can escitalopram cause sun sensitivity as a side effect?

Can escitalopram cause sun sensitivity as a side effect?

It is not listed as: A side effect in several different medication websites. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Do antipsychotics or ssris cause sun sensitivity, like increased likelihood of getting black spots. Does sensitivity levelonce medications are out body?

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

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How long for sun sensitivity to go away after stopping doxycycline?

How long for sun sensitivity to go away after stopping doxycycline?

About a week: Probably the effect wears off in about a week, but you should always be wearing an spf of at least 36-50 anyway! ...Read more

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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'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?

Individual: If the doxycycline hasn't sensitized your skin from general use, then careful and persistent use of sunscreen should work just fine. If concerned check with your about another med fpr your condition ...Read more

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I have birth control induced sun sensitivity/allergy...What can I do to prevent a breakout short of stopping the pill?

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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

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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.?

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

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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,

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 more

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After I finish my prescription of bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) when is it safe to go out into the sun again?

After I finish my prescription of bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) when is it safe to go out into the sun again?

36 hours.: Use your judgement in terms of exposure, but bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) should effectively be out of system in 36 hours. I do not believe that most patients strictly avoid sun exposure although the warning is there. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I'm taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a UTI and I had sun exposure and I'm itchy. Anything I should do? Thanks

I'm taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a UTI and I had sun exposure and I'm itchy. Anything I should do? Thanks

Yes: Bacterium is a sulfonamide and that group of drugs has Sun sensitivity. So, be cautious of Sun until a few days after course is over, and take an antihistamine for the itch. ...Read more

Bactrim (Definition)

Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, cotrimoxazole is a combination antibiotic that is used to treat a ...Read more