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After 5 years of taking doxycycline for dissecting cellulitis of the scalp it is no longer working so should i continue taking it or stop ?

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Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Change: Sometimes, particularly after prolonged therapy, bacteria will build up a resistance to that antibiotic and the med will need to be changed
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Culture again: The bacteria that cause this smoldering infection may be replaced by resistant ones. Culture of your scalp should Be repeated

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Last updated Dec 26, 2016

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