|Exposure to sunlight
Apr 2, 2003
along with sustiva and combivir, i am taking smz/tmp and amitriptyline. i got a sunburn on my face that almost looks like little hives. can this clear up with some aloe or moistureizing cream or does this require something along the line of prednisone? how long after taking, or stopping the bactrim will i be so sensitive to sunburning?
Response from Dr. Henry
There is no universally correct answer to your question. Some patients develop a hypersensitivity to sunlight worsened by Septra or other medications. Usually that will fade over a week of time. If your CD4 count >> 200-250 then stopping Septra can be considerd. Prednisone is rarely indicated for a UV light related rash. If the Septra is the key factor then it may take several months for the UV light hypersensitivity to diminish. I would recommend discussing with your HIV specialist. KH
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