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Doxy and photosensitive reaction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   hell my mom has lymes deisce and the dr gave her meds. she went in the sun and now is red for 3 days and is starten to blisser has 2nd dregee burns and cant see with puffy lips what should she do
Doctor :  
What is the medicine that is given to her?
User :   not sure.
Doctor :  
But this seems to be hypersensitivity reaction
Doctor :  
Usually Lymes disease is treated by Amoxycillin or Doxycycline
Doctor :  
Doxycycilline can cause hypersensitivity reactions like these
Doctor :  
They are photosensitive too
Doctor :  
So she should not be roaming in the sun
Doctor :  
The doctor should have already advised her on this
User :   the med is called Doxycycline
Doctor :   Yes I was mentioning the same
User :   how should she treat it
Doctor :  
Please read the above
Doctor :  
text I typed now
User :   how should she treat it
Doctor :  
Do you mean Lyme's disease or the present hypersensitivity reaction?

Doctor :  
ie is the photosensitive reaction
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