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    Default What is a sunburn like with rosacea?

    So I've had rosacea,for about 9 months now but have had it doing pretty good this past month, but then on Sunday I went outside for about 6 hours in the sun. I had a hat on and SPF15 but my face was much more red the next day and today. I don't know whether it has made my rosacea worse or if its just a sun burn that will fade in a few days.. Any way to tell?

    Sorry this is probably a weird question but I've never really been sunburned on my face before since I've always tanned easily but thinking that I'm on doxycycline maybe that made me burn easier..

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    Drug-Induced Photosensitivity

    Yes, doxycycline is listed as causing photosensitivity.

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    The thing is, at first I thought it could just be a sunburn because it was a little sore and sensitive but now my face feels fine but its still very red so I'm worried that rather than a sunburn my rosacea has flared and gotten worse..

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    Could it be some sort of sun induced rash or maybe a reaction to the sun cream? One year I got a terrible rash on the back of my arms when i was out in the sun wearing a cream and it took a while to go. Have you tried taking an anti histamine tab for a few days?

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