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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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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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I'm already taking doxycycline for a skin rash. I have a sore throat and fever and was wondering if it will help?

I'm already taking doxycycline for a skin rash.  I have a sore throat and fever and was wondering if it will help?

Only if the throat..: If the throat has an infection caused by germs that can be killed by doxycycline, then the medication can help. That's a big "if", because many sore throats are caused by viruses (and thus are not affected by doxycycline). Also, the doxycycline for some rashes may be at a dose that is not right for treating bacterial throat infections. ...Read more

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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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I had an allergic reaction to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) on 1/11/14 (swollen lips and rashes on abdomen & back arm). I was given doxycycline hyclate. Rash became bumps?

I had an allergic reaction to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) on 1/11/14 (swollen lips and rashes on abdomen & back arm). I was given doxycycline hyclate. Rash became bumps?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): If you meant that the rash was progressing without interruption despite switching to doxycycline, i would venture that the rash is just from the progression of the sulfa rash since the process will likely last for a week or two. Beware of sunlight exposure from doxycyline which may give a nasty sunburn for some people. ...Read more

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I fam positive for gluten sensitivity. I also have a very itchy & blistery skin rash. Could I have celiac even though my tests say I am just sensitive?

I fam positive for gluten sensitivity. I also have a very itchy & blistery skin rash. Could I have celiac even though my tests say I am just sensitive?

See below.: Possibly, it is difficult to diagnose what the rash is without seeing it. Dermatitis herpetaformis is a skin condition associated with celiac disease which is similar to what was described. A biopsy with immuno fluorescence tests may be an option to sort out what is the culprit. Good luck. ...Read more

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