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Could a rash be a withdrawal symptom after being on tetracylene for 3 months?

Could a rash be a withdrawal symptom after being on tetracylene for 3 months?

Very unlikely: Tetracycline (tcn) is an antibiotic, and is not known to have withdrawal symptoms. A rash just after using tcn for 3 months is unlikely to be a withdrawal symptom. However, the rash could be due to an allergy to tcn, even though tcn was stopped. Persons allergic to tcn may also be allergic to Doxycycline & minocycline. Also, the rash might be just a coincidence and have nothing to do with tcn. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Sunlight and tetracycline?

Sunlight and tetracycline?

Be careful: Tetracycline makes you more sensitive to the sun (photosensitivity), so wear sunscreen and be careful. ...Read more

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Is chlorhexidin a subtype of tetracycline?

Is chlorhexidin a subtype of tetracycline?

No: Chlorhexidine is a bisbiguanide, unrelated to tetracycline. It is used in disinfectants (disinfection of the skin and hands), cosmetics (additive to creams, toothpaste, deodorants, and antiperspirants), and pharmaceutical products (preservative in eye drops, active substance in wound dressings and antiseptic mouthwashes). ...Read more

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What illnesses might my mothe have taken tetracycline for in the ninteen fifty's?

What illnesses might my mothe have taken tetracycline for in the  ninteen fifty's?

Acne, lung infection: Tetracyclines were commonly used for skin, sinus, and lung infections. In fact, Doxycycline is in the class of tetracyclines and is still commonly used for these problems. ...Read more

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Should I take tetracycline for rosacea?

Should I take tetracycline for rosacea?

Rosacea: There are so many options for acne rosacea. Depends on the mildness or severity. Tetracycline is an old antibiotics with more side effects as compared to new one. But yes, you can use tetracycline. ...Read more

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What does tetracycline do to the fetus?

What does tetracycline do to the fetus?

Teeth stains.: Tetracyclines (including doxycycline) are avoided during pregnancy because they can cause permanent yellow-gray-brown tooth discoloration in adults after fetal/childhood exposure. ...Read more

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Can I take tetracycline and amoxilin together?

Can I take tetracycline and amoxilin together?

Yes, but why?: I suppose you could, but i can't think of very many reasons why you should. They have a similar spectrum of activity, so it's a bit redundant. ...Read more

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Tetracycline is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as urinary tract ...Read more