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A 48-year-old male asked:

I just did doxycycline for 10 days (epiditimytis). got better, but regressed a little. how much longer before i worry about another antibiotic? my

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Layth Maolood
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Need another Abx: If your symptoms did not almost completely resolve by the end of the abx course then you probably needed a longer course or a different abx. Recheck with your doctor.
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Your DR will assess : If u need another course of antibiotics. Sometimes drs give longer duration of meds , 2-4 weeks, if we think that the infection hasn't cleared up completely. Take care!

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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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