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Can Doxycycline Be Used To Treat Tonsillitis
No: The confusion is people hear about an std that sounds similar--chlamydia trachomatis-- being treated w/ azithromycin. This infection is not the same as trichomonas vaginalis. Trichomoniasis cannot be cured w/ Azithromycin & must be rx'd w/ Metronidazole or tinidazole 'trich' can lead to premature delivery, low birth weight, stillbirth, neonatal death, HIV transmission, pid, prostatitis, other risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: There are more resistant strains of chlamydia so not all are sensitive to the fluoroquinones. ...Read more
Poor choice: The way to treat gum disease is with definitive dental treatment by a trained dentist to include such modalities as scaling and root planing, along with surgical procedures as\if necessary. Plaque control and general health are also essential to success. Adjuncts such as Chlorhexidine rinses and tetracylines may also be helpful in some cases. Get a periodontal consult for your best options. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Not recommended tx.: The cdc recommends that gonorrha (uncomplicated) be treated w injection of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) in addition to oral Azithromycin (zithromax) or Doxycycline (vibramycin). Depending on the stage of syphilis, intramuscular of intravenous penicillin is recommended with Doxycycline as a back up for penicillin allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably yes, but...: Bacterial conjunctivitis normally is treated with antibiotic eyedrops, doesn't usually need antibiotics by mouth. Also most conjunctivitis is viral, not bacterial, and will not respond to any antibiotic. If your doctor prescribed cephalexain (Keflex), take it as directed. If you are diagnosing and/or treating yourself, e.g. with leftover medication, don't do it; see your doctor first. Good luck. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: The simple answer is yes if it is a susceptible bacterial sinus infection. ...Read more
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