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how long for vibramycin to clear skin infection

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
It is best: if you ask this question to your doctor instead of us total stranger who does not know your medical history. Having said that to answer your question. ... Read More
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Dr. Laura Martin
31 years experience Family Medicine
Read the bottle: directions should be clear on the pharmacy bottle. usually until the bottle is gone or until your next appointment. Make sure to check for refills. ... Read More
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
7-10 days: The USUAL length of therapy is 7-10 days, depending on where your infection is. However, this clarification should be confirmed with your prescribing ... Read More

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Unusual combination: Amoxicillin usually isn't the best antibiotic for skin infections. The main skin infection bacteria often is staph, which doesn't repond to amoxicilli ... Read More
Dr. Charles Turck
16 years experience Pharmacology
Get explanation: It is well-documented that doxy’s drug class interferes with amoxicillin’s and lower’s amoxicillin’s efficacy. If the same doctor prescribed both, you ... Read More
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Dr. Patrick Mckenna
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Go back to dr.: Do not stop doxycycline if you are still at risk for malaria (ie still in malarious area, or returned within last 4 wks). Amoxicillin is not compatib ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Acne treatment: The usual dose was 100 mg once daily, but now only 20 mg twice daily is usually considered OK. It often takes several weeks for imporovement to be app ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Spread: If the red, tender skin area is growing in size or has new red streaks, you must notify your prescribing provider right away. Certainly MRSA can cau ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Thirty MInute Rule: I teach my patients, especially those on medications that may cause upset stomachs, if they throw up within thirty minutes after taking a medication t ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
24-72 hrs: It generally takes up to 72 hrs for the antibiotics to mount a response to an infection.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to say!: There are lots of different germs that can cause infections. No antibiotic helps them all. Doctors make an educated guess of which antibiotic has a go ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Zyvox (linezolid): The antiobiotic isn't even at a steady state in your blood stream yet. It will likely be another 2 days.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Varies: Depends on severity and tissue levels as well as location of infection. Heat should dissipate and redness resolve and swelling will decrease over a fe ... Read More

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