A 55-year-old male asked:
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i was prescribed doxycycline 100 mg/day for 3 months for scalp foliculitis that disappeared after about 2.5 weeks. it has been 6 weeks now. can i start taking doxycycline every other day now. i am concerned about side effects.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Doxycycline: This is something that must be discussed with the prescribing doctor. In this portion of HealthTap we provide health education but we can't provide treatment.
Answered on May 27, 2020

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