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Missouri
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   Posted 3/9/2018 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Is the Minocylcline sunburn something that happens to everybody taking it, or a subset of people?

Does the Mino sunburn come on faster than a normal sunburn?

How long does the sunburn effect last after stopping Minocycline?

Is there a safe way to test sun tolerance?

Does Rifampin or Plaquenil have the same sunburn precautions?

Thanks!

I tried to search through the older posts and couldn't really find a whole lot

acarined
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   Posted 3/9/2018 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I wore long sleeved UV protective clothing during the summer with a full brim hat and didn't have any issues.

The Sal
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   Posted 3/9/2018 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I normally am predisposed to sunburn as I am fair skinned and freckled, and I had to be super cautious with both minocycline and doxycycline. I basically didn't venture out without cover or heavy sunscreen as I would get burned within a very short amount of time. Even with cloud cover. I would be careful.

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   Posted 3/9/2018 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I am very fair...light skin with freckles. i have to be careful in the sun anyway.

Doxycycline was horrible. Just driving about 10 minutes to town. Inside shopping, and 10 minutes back
and the backs of my hands were bright red...itchy and sore at the same time.

Minocycline didn't do that. I did wear sunscreen, but went to the lake...and sat on the beach for awhile and wasn't diligent with it.


Maybe you'll be okay with the mino like I was. It's not known to be 'as bad' as the doxy.

To answer your question: Yes, the burn happened faster when on the doxy.

I'm quite sure Rifampin does NOT produce the sun sensitivity. I was on it a lot...and no issues.

Don't know anything about Plaquenil.
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Rikky1
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   Posted 3/9/2018 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
doxy much worse than mino. if you wear protection and that includes sunscreen and just be aware of where the sun is and you being in it, its usually ok.

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   Posted 3/10/2018 12:20 AM (GMT -6)   
doxy is more dangerous than mino for sun burns. having said that, i am taking mino for 7+ months and even if i was lucky most of this time was winter/late autumn/early spring, i have had some sun exposure moments, like when driving, and i have to say that even through the window glass i can feel something is unusual about the sun, it makes my skin hurt. was not strong enough to give me burns but certainly something uncommon about me while taking mino and sun hitting the skin was going on ... so stay safe and cover yourself, esp for direct sun during noon and summer time.

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   Posted 3/11/2018 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
mpost said...
doxy is more dangerous than mino for sun burns. having said that, i am taking mino for 7+ months and even if i was lucky most of this time was winter/late autumn/early spring, i have had some sun exposure moments, like when driving, and i have to say that even through the window glass i can feel something is unusual about the sun, it makes my skin hurt. was not strong enough to give me burns but certainly something uncommon about me while taking mino and sun hitting the skin was going on ... so stay safe and cover yourself, esp for direct sun during noon and summer time.


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