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A 46-year-old member asked:

what to do if i used doxycycline for acne, but will it also get rid of other bacterial infections i may not know about?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Maybe: Nobody's sure how many people harbor Lyme disease. If you're coming down with Whipple's, it may cure you without knowing. It may also protect you from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever if you get a tick bite. Beyond this, I can't think of any. Few people harbor unknown bacterial infections like these. Best wishes.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What to do if I got doxycycline for acne, but will it also get rid of other bacterial infections I may not know about?

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Infections usually cause symptoms. Doxycycline will not just target acne but kill the bacteria that stand in it's way, good and bad. Take probiotics and eat yogurt to repopulate your stomach with healthy bacteria again. Be sure to take the antibiotic with food.

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