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How can I treat allergic reaction to Doxycycline?

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Published At March 19, 2019
Reviewed AtJuly 31, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had an allergic reaction to Doxycycline and broke out with hives and skin rashes. What can I do to clear it up?


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The presented photograph is not hives (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is chronic dermatitis. It has nothing to do with Doxycycline. You need a medium potency Corticosteroid cream like Betamethasone valerate 1 % twice daily for two weeks with an anti-allergic tablet like Loratidine 10 mg once daily for 10 days. Hives are different. They appear reddish and appear and disappear. In that case, you need same anti-allergic tablet mentioned above plus Calamine lotion. If it is severe, you need to see a GP. It requires injectable medications.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Syed Shakeel Akthar
Dr. Syed Shakeel Akthar


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