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Can doxycycline cause your throat to be sore

A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes, but...: Doxycycline can be used to treat strep throat infections (caused by strep bacteria), but other antibiotics are better choices, such as penicillin, amo... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjhanswered
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
It is acceptable to open the capsule and to take the medication that way. Avoid missed doses.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Cold?: after taking the antibiotic if you are still having a sore throat you need to see your doctor. Colds usually last only a few days and do not need ant... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Only if the throat..: If the throat has an infection caused by germs that can be killed by doxycycline, then the medication can help. That's a big "if", because many sore t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 20 years experience
There : There are two possibilities here: #1.-you likely did not have a strep infection, but a viral pharyngitis (throat infection) and you are feeling better... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
likely viral. The combination of med you are using would kill strep. At least 1/2 of sore throats are viral. At some point the meds may permit yeast t... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Sore throat: Sore throat usually gets better by itself. The purpose of antibiotic is to decrease the number of days with sore throat only if proven to be bacterial... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
Need throat culture: Although the symptoms may still be due to a viral infection, it is time for you to obtain a throat culture to specifically determine if you have a bac... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
See pcp, & dentist: Do you have a cold? Sinus infection or post nasal dripping? Any gum pain or tooth pain? It could be an infection in throat, or it could be teeth relat... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Viral infection: 90 % of cases its a viral infection, especially in this flu season. It could be also a steptococcal pharyngitis if you have fever or white patches on ... Read More