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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. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is doxycycline hyclate prescribed for?

What is doxycycline hyclate prescribed for?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline is an antibiotic that can be prescribed to treat May treat: Lyme disease, Pneumonia, Anthrax, Lymphogranuloma venereum, Rickettsiosis, Pleural effusion, Bacterial pneumonia or Mycoplasma infection. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Will doxycycline cure pid?

Will doxycycline cure pid?

Yes it's one of meds: For pid for out pt trt Doxycycline is one of the antibiotics given through other antibiotic choices are also there. ...Read more

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Does doxycycline cause c diff?

C. difficile: Doxycycline can alter your colonic bacterial flora so that it allows clostridium difficile to grow out and its toxin then produces damage to the lining of the bowel resulting in diarrhea and worse. If you think this is happening see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline cause tinnitus?

Can doxycycline cause tinnitus?

Not listed: According to the clinical pharmacology database, tinnitus is not a listed side effect for doxycycline. ...Read more

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Does doxycycline reduce bloating?

Not likely. . .: Doxycycline is an antibiotic so unless your bloating was due to some infection that was sensitive to doxycycline, then no, it wouldn't reduce bloating. Antibiotics can actually upset the balance btwn good & bad bacteria (and fungus) in your body. That's why diarrhea is so common after antibiotics. Yeast infections, too. So if you're feeling bloated, talk to your doc & figure out what's causing it. ...Read more

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Nexplanon affected by doxycycline?

Nexplanon affected by doxycycline?

No treatment needed: Antibiotics have no affect on the effectiveness of Nexplanon ...Read more

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Can doxycycline be used for boils?

Can doxycycline be used for boils?

Not the best: Doxycycline is a great drug for skin infections, but by the time you have a boil, it's usually too late for antibiotics. Boils usually need to be opened and drained. ...Read more

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Doxycycline and Flagyl treats what?

Doxycycline and Flagyl treats what?

Many Infections: Doxycycline and Flagyl (metronidazole) are antibiotics which can be used in the treatment of many different infections, most often caused by bacteria and/or protozoa. Metronidazole is particularly useful in the treatment of infections which may include anaerobics (live in environments without good oxygen supply). This combination may be used for treating sinus infections or stds for example. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Doxycycline?

Not recommended: Doxycycline is not advisable during pregnancy. There are usually safer alternatives. There have been evidence of fetal risk when doxycycline is taken during pregnancy.

It can be recommended only in life-threatening situation where the benefit to the mother outweighs the risk to the fetus and when there are no better alternative. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline cause delay in cycle?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline
should not cause delay in menstrual cycle. Potential GU side effects could include: ^ menstrual cramps, bacterial vaginitis or vulvovaginal fungal infections. ...Read more

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Doxycycline hyclate helps with strep?

Doxycycline hyclate helps with strep?

Maybe: Doxycycline potentially can treat group a strep, the pathogen that causes strep throat, however resistance rates are about 20% in the community. You may want to discuss with her provider, based on her allergy profile, a better choice. ...Read more

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What does Flagyl and doxycycline treat?

What does Flagyl and doxycycline treat?

Infections: The medications individually treat a variety of infections. When given together they are usually used to treat sexually transmitted infections, particularly: chlamydia and trichomoniasis. They are often given in combination with testing to avoid delaying treatment. They do have a variety of other indications however. ...Read more

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