U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Plano, TX
A 56-year-old male asked:

do you recommend doing another course of antibiotics for patients with chd and diet/exercise controlled diabetes if 7 days doxycycline didn't help.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends on reason: for taking Doxycycline. It is not clear from your question why antibiotics were prescribed in the first place. Only bacterial infections respond to antibiotics and many symptoms of sinus congestion or cough are caused by a virus and are not helped by antibiotics but may be relieved by supportive care. If you hare not improved, I recommend you return for further assessment with your doctor

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Nov 3, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.