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I'm being treated for Lyme with doxycycline. I am very fatigued and I also have a sunburn- like rash on the back of by hands and tops of feet. Normal?

I'm being treated for Lyme with doxycycline. I am very fatigued and I also have a sunburn- like rash on the back of by hands and tops of feet. Normal?

Allergic reaction: You may well be having an allergic reaction to Doxycycline and should go back to your doctor and stop taking any more of the doxycycline. Lyme disease can be treated with Ampicillin or amoxicillin. Go see your doctor asap.

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Does doxycycline cause chest tightness, fatigue, and stomach pain? What should I do?

Does doxycycline cause chest tightness, fatigue, and stomach pain? What should I do?

Stop the doxy: If you think it is the doxy, then stopping it for a week or 10 days makes sense (and if everything clears consider trying it a second time just to be sure). Doxycycline can cause esophagus and stomach irritation (the chest tightness and stomach pain) and worry about what is wrong, the fatigue.

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Should I worry about minor back pain, fatigue, and localized rash from doxycycline? The side effects are bearable and very minor.

Should I worry about minor back pain, fatigue, and localized rash from doxycycline? The side effects are bearable and very minor.

Rash: If you are getting rash from the doxy, despite Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) contact the prescriber immediately just so he is aware. You two can develop a plan regarding when to stop the drug. Go to ER if pain worsens, fatigue slides into exhaustion, or the rash increases over the surface area of your body or gets more severe. Given your h/o melanoma? stage/? grade & fatigue, have lower threshold for working up back.

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What's the maximum dose of doxycycline?

What's the maximum dose of doxycycline?

100 mg twice daily: Doxycycline is usually given in doses of 100 mg orally or IV twice daily for just about all conditions. Cholera is an exception. The type of condition that is being treated dictates the duration of therapy.

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What is vibramycin (doxycycline) used for?

What is vibramycin (doxycycline) used for?

Doxycycline: This is a tetracycline derivative. It is an antibiotic effective against a variety of bacteria and other microorganisms and can be used in various types of infections.

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Is there doxycycline in penicillin?

Is there doxycycline in penicillin?

No: Penicillin does not contain doxycycline, and there is no cross-reaction between Doxycycline and penicillin for most penicillin allergic patients.

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Doxycycline in the freezer, is it ok?

Tightly sealed?: If it's tightly sealed with no condensation it should be safe--but outdated tetracyclines can cause problems. Don't take too much old stuff too long.

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I'm on doxycycline, and it's making me nauseated, what do I do?

Take with food: Make sure you are taking your Doxycycline with lots of food and water, on a full stomach. It is typically dosed at twice a day. You can reduce dose to once daily first, and increase to twice daily as tolerated. If symptoms persist, stop and call us.

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Is doxycycline used for boils?

Is doxycycline used for boils?

Yes: Doxycycline can be an effective anti-infective for use to treat boils.

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Doxycycline for hangnail infection?

Nail infection: It may work but normally it is not the first line antibiotic. Normally, Keflex is best choice. Next, would be Bactrim. Another is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or erythromycin. Only if you allergic to these then Doxycycline would be used.

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Doxycycline & Accutane side effects?

Few if any: Doxy: most side effects we've experienced are nausea. Accutane: most side effects we've experienced are dry skin and headache. However, dry skin after use of Accutane should be seen as 'normal'. Because it decreases/controls the function of sebaceous glands which leading to the control of acne. Depression is very rare. Suicide? Only happened in lawsuit, not in my (and my many colleagues’’) exper.

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