flushing type rash on forearms....have you had this?

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tickbattler
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   Posted 10/7/2008 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

My Mom started Doxy a few days ago and has had several rashes that have come and gone within a couple of hours on her forearms. There are no red dots; rather her skin turns pink and itches and feels really tight. I am wondering if this could be a herx. She is also having more "arthritis" symptoms since starting the doxy.

She did have a similar thing happen on her back a couple of months ago before she started abx, so I'm thinking it might be a herx rather than an allergy to the med. She did contact her doctor and he said to continue the meds and see what happens. I guess he is not too concerned about it being an allergic reaction. She has never had allergies to abx in the past.

I would love to hear if anyone else had this happen, and if so, what you attributed it to.

Thanks,

tickbattler

ria123
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   Posted 10/14/2008 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure if you got the answer you were looking for yet. But I was on Doxy for 3 weeks and developed a rash on my chest and arms. My Lyme doc took me off the Doxy said I was allergic to it, and put me on something else. The rash has been getting much better since I stopped taking the Doxy. Tell her she can purchase a cream called SARNA Cream it helps with the itchy. But get to the bottom of why she is itchy, if she is allergic the meds should be stopped but let her doctor be the judge.
Good luck.

tickbattler
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   Posted 10/15/2008 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the info. My mom thinks that it came from the high doses of niacin that she was taking. She hasn't had it happen since she stopped the niacin!

thanks!

tickbattler
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