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#1 LillyMay77

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:57 PM

Can I lay out in my pool while on this medicine?

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:58 PM

oooh, good question. I don't know. It may make you sensitive. Best to ask a pharmacist, they'll def know.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:55 PM

It says on the bottle to avoid sunlight....I can't not swim in my pool. this sucks so bad, was just wondering if anyone else who takes it lays out and tans.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:11 PM

You can swim if you use spf.
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:43 AM

Some people experience photosensitivity, but definitely not everyone. I am on doxycycline, which has a reputation for causing photosensitivity (just like Bactrim), but I haven't experienced any problems. I am fairly pale, and I have been spending a lot of time in the sun with no sunscreen, yet I am doing fine. Now, I really should be using sunscreen, it slows skin aging and prevents cancer, but the point is that I am fine.

Try going in the sun, but be cautious. Maybe taper up your sun exposure: 20 minutes on the first day, 40 minutes on the second day, and a full hour on the third day. Stop if you experience problems. Sunscreen is also a good idea, but there really is no such thing as waterproof sunscreen, so keep that in mind when you are swimming.

Sources: My friend never had sun sensitivity problems on Bactrim or minocycline. I am not having sun sensitivity problems on doxycycline. However, the internet reveals that some people do have problems, and they can be rather unpleasant.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 01:34 AM

Some people experience photosensitivity, but definitely not everyone. I am on doxycycline, which has a reputation for causing photosensitivity (just like Bactrim), but I haven't experienced any problems. I am fairly pale, and I have been spending a lot of time in the sun with no sunscreen, yet I am doing fine. Now, I really should be using sunscreen, it slows skin aging and prevents cancer, but the point is that I am fine.

Try going in the sun, but be cautious. Maybe taper up your sun exposure: 20 minutes on the first day, 40 minutes on the second day, and a full hour on the third day. Stop if you experience problems. Sunscreen is also a good idea, but there really is no such thing as waterproof sunscreen, so keep that in mind when you are swimming.

Thank you very much I appreciate your reply.

Sources: My friend never had sun sensitivity problems on Bactrim or minocycline. I am not having sun sensitivity problems on doxycycline. However, the internet reveals that some people do have problems, and they can be rather unpleasant.

Let us know how your sun experiments go. More data.


thank you very much

Edited by LillyMay77, 13 June 2012 - 01:34 AM.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:56 PM

I wouldn't see why not, but I would suggest a heavy duty sunscreen. I remember that I would burn very easily while on bactrim. But I'm irish and I have fair-skin anyways so that probably played into it as well lol

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:09 AM

thanks !

Edited by LillyMay77, 02 July 2012 - 06:57 AM.

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