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Is sunburn the only reason you should avoid sunlight while taking doryx (doxycycline)?

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Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dermatology

In brief: Yes

A small percentage of patients can develop a photo toxic reaction to the sun with severe burning and blistering to exposed areas, especially hands and face.
Plus, no amount of sun is safe and if you are taking Doryx (doxycycline) for acne, the acne that resolves is going to want to tan 10x faster than normal skin and you will be left with brown polka dots on your face if you don't avoid the sun.

In brief: Yes

A small percentage of patients can develop a photo toxic reaction to the sun with severe burning and blistering to exposed areas, especially hands and face.
Plus, no amount of sun is safe and if you are taking Doryx (doxycycline) for acne, the acne that resolves is going to want to tan 10x faster than normal skin and you will be left with brown polka dots on your face if you don't avoid the sun.
Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dr. Jennifer Haley
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