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Can rifampicin and isoniazid cause my skin dry and itchy ?

rifampicin and isoniazid cause my skin on face super dry and itchy? Can rifampicin and isoniazid cause my skin super dry and rushes, itch occured on my face? pls help
Asked On : Fri, 15 Apr 2011
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Yes, as INH and Rifampicin are powerful antibiotics requiring prolonged use, they may cause skin problems. Especially when you move out in sun (photosensitivity).
You may use a B-COMPLEX with VIT. A and VIT. E. Also you may use some moisturizer. Avoid going out in harsh sunlight for the duration of theraphy.
Answered: Fri, 15 Apr 2011
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Thanks alot doctor, I drank few glass of vodka and few hours later I felt a chill and follow by rushes appeared on my face the next morning, it's been almost 3week till now no recovery but skin continuously itchy and dry.. Now I'm taking vitamin C and omega3, is it Ok?
Answered: Fri, 15 Apr 2011
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