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Antibiotics and Sun
« on: August 30, 2017, 09:51:47 pm »
I got fried today... which reminds me I need to go chug some more. But it leads to a question. I've been on doxy for about a week, I'm well tanned, when the sun hit me today I flat out burned up, I'm still glowing bright red. Came home and read the bottle, OK I had Michelle read the darned little print. Sure enough, stay outta the sun... now to the rocket scientist who dreamed this up, If I lived in a cave I wouldn't have gotten tick bit, but don't get me started  :D. So the question is, what does the antibiotic do to the skin that makes tanned leather burn?

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Re: Antibiotics and Sun
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 10:09:12 pm »
I Googled it and came up with many hits: 
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Re: Antibiotics and Sun
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 08:51:28 am »
That link exploded my virus software...
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Re: Antibiotics and Sun
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 10:57:17 am »
Wow, it did mine too so I removed the link.   :P
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Re: Antibiotics and Sun
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 12:50:32 pm »
The link is still showing for me, even after refreshing  ???
Basically it said the same thing "stay out of the sun on tetracycline, doxy and flagyl."
I was more interested in the how the sun sees through your skin differently on anti-b's. Happily it was overcast this morning and I was in the woods cause my nose is peeling, even my knuckles are sunburned. Looks like it might be a shop afternoon, I came out in the rain but got a dozen rafter logs to the mill.

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Re: Antibiotics and Sun
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 01:57:33 pm »
Obviously I removed the link and neglected to "save" it.   :-X
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Re: Antibiotics and Sun
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2017, 12:33:06 am »
So the question is, what does the antibiotic do to the skin that makes tanned leather burn?

From my limited understanding, it's not so much what the antibiotic (tetracycline) does to the skin as it is the drug in your blood stream absorbs more UVA and UVB radiation and causes the burn.

A local farmer I know who is taking the heart medication (Amiodarone) that causes the same sunburn has a beet red face all summer long. Sunscreen helps but does not stop the burn and the associated increased risk of skin cancer altogether.
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2017, 06:28:34 am »
Cool, thanks Gary, that makes sense. I must be more sun sensitive to begin with, friends have experienced it but it has chewed me up. I realized last night the sensitivity extends to the eyes, they feel a little like I've been welding without a helmet. Happily it was overcast yesterday afternoon and it looks the same today. I've got some dark woods and shop work that needs doing over the weekend.

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Re: Antibiotics and Sun
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2017, 05:46:50 pm »
doxy and sun do not mix it fried the tip of my ears the top of my fingers and the tip of my nose  my fingers got so bad they had blisters on them and vary painful  never bothered any other part of my skin the doc told me to stay away from florescent lights also  :-\    you don't need much sun to get fried on doxy been on it 3 times   

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Re: Antibiotics and Sun
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2017, 04:01:43 pm »
I could probably count on one hand the times I've actually "burned " from the sun .However with hide like a rhino there are disadvantages which caused a skin problem .The dermatologist  put me on tetracycline ,instant sun poisoning ,like in 45 minutes .I gave that stuff up,never again .

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Re: Antibiotics and Sun
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2017, 07:39:35 am »
I started on Doxy yesterday!

Looks like Straw Hat, and long sleeved shirt at least for the next 21 days!

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Re: Antibiotics and Sun
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2017, 09:37:49 am »
Just finishing a round of Doxy. Didn't have any sunburn issues, but good info here! Will pay closer attention if there's a next time. Dang ticks is right!
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Re: Antibiotics and Sun
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2017, 12:00:37 pm »
I had to read this yesterday and  guess what I found a little tiny tick under my are pit while talking a shower  so far no redness but will keep an eye on it if anything happens this will be round 4 for me eerrrr >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

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Re: Antibiotics and Sun
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2017, 01:11:39 pm »
Yeah I personally try to avoid antibiotics like the plague. I only would take them if I feel its 100% necessary, cause more problems than they remedy in my experience

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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2017, 03:58:52 pm »
I've heard (you know how good that is!) that if you take 2 doxy's right after the tick bites that'll knock it out... I'm not swearing to anything. I convinced myself this was a spider bite until it blew up.

I'm with you joeziz, I got c diff, a cousin of botulism, from antibiotics and it has taken two family members. They list the cause of death as heart attack but your gut bacteria control your blood pressure. Doxy is not one that is known for causing c diff but I take care of myself anymore. this is the first time I've been on them since then and... well, I'm back up at the house right now and killing a few more minutes to be sure for a reason, they make my tummy roll.

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Re: Antibiotics and Sun
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2017, 07:58:36 pm »
Careful Coxy, probably preaching to the choir but you don't necessarily have to have a bullseye to be lyme positive. Better to err on the side of caution.. It's unreal the damage this tiny insect is causing!
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« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2017, 08:02:05 pm »
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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2017, 09:28:27 pm »
Careful Coxy, probably preaching to the choir but you don't necessarily have to have a bullseye to be lyme positive. Better to err on the side of caution.. It's unreal the damage this tiny insect is causing!
believe me I know I ended up with it not having anything rash or bulls eye the first 3 times the only thing I can say is I have the same thing every time shoulder pain and a head ach the first time was bad I started forgetting where I was going and what I went there for I made 3 trips to a town 15miles away the same day  was asking my wife things over and over she is the one that got me to go to a different doc after she recorded me on her phone and played it back to me  :o  :-X :D

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Re: Antibiotics and Sun
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2017, 08:09:39 am »
I'm fortunate and have not had any problems from ticks. My son though was hospitalized for five days 2 years ago. He thought he had the flue and went to the doc. They had him undress and checked him all over. They found a red patch behind his knee no bullseye, put him on doxy. The next day his  face was paralyzed, it was man if sting nurologicly. They admitted him and pushed the antibiotics intravenously. The blood test did not show lime. The next day they did a spinal tap and the fluid tested positive for lime. They also put him on prednisone because of the paralysis. They were afraid that the paralysis could go systemic and kill him. Fortunately it did not progress further. He was out of work for almost 2 months and still has some side effects from it now.

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Re: Antibiotics and Sun
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2017, 08:55:09 pm »
wow not good      you would think the government would do something about the ticks but I guess they have better things to pith the money away at  ;D

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« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2017, 09:17:27 pm »
Yer nominated... Coxy, tick czar  ;D