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I have rashes/acnes with white liquid (pus?) which can be easily popped on my chest and neck which appeared a week after taking doxycycline for an UTI

I have rashes/acnes with white liquid (pus?) which can be easily popped on my chest and neck which appeared a week after taking doxycycline for an UTI

Doxy can cause a: Sun sensitivity that can lead to blisters or rashes on sun exposed skin. I would not pop blisters as they are sterile and there is less risk of infection. Try using aquaphor or vaniply and see a derm to confirm or refute diagnosis ...Read more

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Doxycycline giving me a rash. Is there an alternative?

Doxycycline giving me a rash. Is there an alternative?

Many: There are many different classes of antibiotics that you could take if Doxycycline causes a rash. You should avoid other drugs in this class including tetracycline, Minocycline and tigecycline. What alternative antibiotic is chosen would depend on what infection or bacteria needed treatment. ...Read more

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The drug doxycycline made me throw up when I take it, also a rash. Why?? Is this normal

The drug doxycycline made me throw up when I take it, also a rash. Why?? Is this normal

No: This is not normal and not good. Rash and throwing up after taking any medicine mean that you have abnormal reaction on this meds. Consult this with your doctor. He need to know that you have this reaction. ...Read more

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Tick on arm w/ circle rash. Dr put me on doxycycline. Did I catch it in time b4 it gets serious? How long b4 side effects occur after starting doxy?

Tick on arm w/ circle rash. Dr put me on doxycycline. Did I catch it in time b4 it gets serious? How long b4 side effects occur after starting doxy?

Lyme: The treatment for suspected lyme disease w it's characteristic "bulls eye" rash is doxy for 3 weeks. I like to monitor titers w follow up blood tests. ...Read more

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Took doxycycline a week and a half ago for Ureaplasma Urealyticum. Have a red lacy rash on chest and don't feel well last few days. Is this a concern?

Took doxycycline a week and a half ago for Ureaplasma Urealyticum. Have a red lacy rash on chest and don't feel well last few days. Is this a concern?

Check w/ doctor: Doxycycline isn't likely to cause rash or make you feel ill more than a few days after the last dose. Ureaplasma also doesn't cause such symptoms. See your doctor if the symptoms continue. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. I am taking doxycycline now day 7 and my face is broke out into an itchy rash. I too 10 ml of childrens byenadryl because that is all I have?

Hello Dr. I am taking doxycycline now day 7 and my face is broke out into an itchy rash. I too 10 ml of childrens byenadryl because that is all I have?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): 10 ml of oral solution is 25 mg, you can double that if no improvement, i.e. 50 mg/dose, if reaction is more severe go to ER or call 911. Stop the doxycycline, and call your doctor/prescriber, best wishes ...Read more

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What is the relationship between doxycycline and skin rash or sensitivity?

What is the relationship between doxycycline and skin rash or sensitivity?

Two possibilities: One can have an allergic reaction to the antibiotic itself and will manifest as a rash all over the body. Doxy can also make you more sensitive to sunlight, so you can get sunburn on the exposed areas. ...Read more

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Just started 100mg twice daily of doxycycline for tick bite/rash. How long before side effects start? If any? Severe nausea?

Just started 100mg twice daily of doxycycline for tick bite/rash. How long before side effects start? If any? Severe nausea?

May not get any: Not everyone has side effects to medication. Normally it begins in the first 24 hours you may get stomach upset so take the pills with small meal and plenty of water.
Avoid direct sun exposure, no tanning until you are off the medication a good 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Should I worry about minor back pain, fatigue, and localized rash from doxycycline? The side effects are bearable and very minor.

Should I worry about minor back pain, fatigue, and localized rash from doxycycline? The side effects are bearable and very minor.

Rash: If you are getting rash from the doxy, despite Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) contact the prescriber immediately just so he is aware. You two can develop a plan regarding when to stop the drug. Go to ER if pain worsens, fatigue slides into exhaustion, or the rash increases over the surface area of your body or gets more severe. Given your h/o melanoma? stage/? grade & fatigue, have lower threshold for working up back. ...Read more

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A tick bit me 5 weeks ago. It was engorged, I removed it. 6 Six days later a bullseye rash developed. I saw a doctor and took doxycycline for 21 days. I still have a red bump where the tick was removed, should I see a doctor again?

A tick bit me 5 weeks ago. It was engorged, I removed it. 6 Six days later a bullseye rash developed. I saw a doctor and took doxycycline for 21 days. I still have a red bump where the tick was removed, should I see a doctor again?

Tick Bite: Definitely see your doctor for follow-up. CDC recommends two-step testing. First step: EIA (enzyme immunoassay). If the EIA is negative, no further testing of the specimen. If the EIA is positive or possible, then a “Western blot” test is ordered. If ill 30 days, only the IgG blot is done. A positive diagnosis requires positive for both EIA and blot ...Read more

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Is it ok to take both a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack and doxycycline safely together to treat a rash on your face?

Depends on…: What the rash is. If acute acne flare, the 2 drugs may be used without interaction. (caution: do not take meds with grapefruit juice as that can cause an interaction). If you don't know what the rash is, see your pcp or a dermatologist before using the antibiotic. For ex, poison ivy rash is helped with Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak but antibiotic does no good; may create resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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