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will doxycycline hyclate clear up folloculitis

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It could: take weeks.Where is the folliculitis? If on your legs,are you changing razors frequently?
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe, maybe not: True prostatitis is rare at your age (23), and when it occurs, it's usually non-bacterial (often not due to any infection at all), and doxycyclin ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Complicated answer:: Bacteria can enter the prostate from the urethra or the bladder and cause an isolated infection of the prostate. BUT in younger men prostatitis is oft ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
I didn't know: doxycycline was an antibiotic for folliculitis. I would think a drug like cephalexin or something similar would be better.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Both to clear it and prevent it.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
EAR INFECTION:: Ear infection is mainly of 2 types: #1. Otitis media or middle ear infection, common in children. #2. Otitis externa or external ear canal infection / ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, doxy helps: Doxycycline and Minocycline are antibiotics often used to treat acne in teen boys. They are not used as often in girls, because these antibiotics are ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
1 gram: 1 gram (250 mg x 4 is typical).
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably: Bacterium is effective against many bacteria that can cause infection of ear canal or middle ear.
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A female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Clear : Typically one can see improvement after several weeks of treatment in mild cases.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Metronidazole: Metronidazole can be used for the treatment of BV. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/bacterial-vaginosis-beyond-the-basics
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Varies: Prostatitis often can require long courses of antibiotics compared to other infections. Is not unusual to take between two and six weeks of antibiotic ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
No: Probiotics are pills which contain large amounts of what are considered "good bacteria, " that is, bacteria which are naturally found in the colon whi ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
MRSA: Mrsa which is methicillin resistant staph would not be killed by augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).. The topical steroids could make the inflamm ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
STDs: There are twelve common stds. What one are you referring to? Minocycline is a common drug for acne and other skin issues but is not a common drug for ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: If sensitive as for most, chlamydia should be eradicated in 24 hours but its related inflammation may take 3-7 days to subside. But the following is w ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Not ideal: Metronidazole orally is not an ideal or preferred treatment for acne. It may offer some benefit for inflammatory papules but there are better choices. ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
One week: Antibiotics usually will sterilize a urine in 48 hours. I would just hold Enbrel (etanercept) for one week.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Treatment: The drip caused by chlamydia clears up in 2-3 days.But burning may persist. One is definitely cured after two weeks. Remember, it is important that yo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Acne Rx: First, antibiotics should never, ever be used as sole therapy for acne. Topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid are your best friends. Second, n ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Can : Can decrease the absorption and efficacy of the antibiotic.
A female asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
About 1 week: If you have had oral sex with someone who has chlamydia, you may get this infection in your throat, which can lead to painful swallowing, cough, and f ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mike Siroky
Specializes in Urology
Your question: Usually doxycycline will have a better spectrum against bowel organisms but clindamycin may be necessary against some bacteria that are only sensitive ... Read More
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