Posted 10/7/2008 6:40 PM (GMT -7)
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.