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I'm taking doxycycline and ciprofloxacin together after getting an infected tick bite in Zimbabwe. Now have foot pain, swelling and cramping. Reaction?

I'm taking doxycycline and ciprofloxacin together after getting an infected tick bite in Zimbabwe. Now have foot pain, swelling and cramping. Reaction?

Possibly: It is possible it is a reaction to one of the medications, the other possibilities are it is related to the infection you are being treated for, or that you have another condition which had not yet been diagnosed. It would be wise to be seen and fully evaluated for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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Could doxycycline cause my already allergy to mosquito bites flare up even worse? One seems to have become infected due to the clear boil on top now.

Could doxycycline cause my already allergy to mosquito bites flare up even worse? One seems to have become infected due to the clear boil on top now.

No: Doxy can not cause your mites to flare up or make it worse. Some people are allergic to doxy resulting in a rash though. ...Read more

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Been on doxycycline monohydrate for 10 days for an urethral infection. I've finished them but still have mild symptoms. Am I still infected?

Been on doxycycline monohydrate for 10 days for an urethral infection. I've finished them but still have mild symptoms. Am I still infected?

Can't tell: Inflammation may last for a few days after the bacteria have been eliminated but then the drug might not have killed all of the bacteria. Thus if the problem persists for more than another week or gets worse, contact the doctor again. ...Read more

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I have an infected tattoo, saw a doctor Tuesday & prescribed doxycycline and mupirocin ointment. Less red, but painful and still sores. Doctor again?

Infection: Reasons to return to the doctor include worsening symptoms, lack of improvement, fever or other systematic symptoms, red streaking along the extremity., or any other concerns. You would certainly want to continue the antibiotics unless told otherwise, but perhaps your doctor could ensure the pathogen is susceptible to the chosen antibiotic. ...Read more

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My dad has an infected stye in his eye. His doctor prescribed Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops and Doxycycline oral pills because the infection spread. Will this help?

My dad has an infected stye in his eye. His doctor prescribed Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops and Doxycycline oral pills because the infection spread. Will this help?

Sounds appropriate: The stye should resolve with this treatment. If worsening symptoms a face to face exam would be appropriate. See your doctor that prescribed this medicine. Good luck ...Read more

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Is infrared light therapy (for chronic wound localized scleroderma) and doxycycline 100mg bid safe? Foot has become highly red appearing.

Is infrared light therapy (for chronic wound localized scleroderma) and doxycycline 100mg bid safe? Foot has become highly red appearing.

Red foot: Doxycycline is photo sensitive and the infrared light therapy could be causing your red foot. Consult your doctor for help. ...Read more

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Could I take doxy-cycline for an infected belly button piercing?

Could I take doxy-cycline for an infected belly button piercing?

Primary Hygiene +Yes: 20 y/o Female asks, Could I take doxy-cycline for an infected belly button piercing? Sounds like one already has doxy-cycline available and is not allergic to it. Primary Hygiene is still important to keep area clean. Yes doxy-cycline can work for some skin infection but be sure to see an MD if infection does not clear in a few days or so. ...Read more

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I have an infected ingrown toenail and have done for over a week now, will I end up getting sepis if I don't get it sorted?

I have an infected ingrown toenail and have done for over a week now, will I end up getting sepis if I don't get it sorted?

IF YOU ARE DIABETIC: Doubt the infection in the ingrown toenail will cause systemic infection, or sepsis, or septicemia.
unless you are diabetic or if you have a severe peripheral vascular disease, and you end up with a bad case of ischemia or gangrene.
either way why you want to wait until it becomes a life threatening infection, start soaking your foot, trim your nail well, see a doctor, take antibiotic, etc... ...Read more

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I have an infected toenail, how would they treat it?

I have an infected toenail, how would they treat it?

Treatment: Generally with an infected toenail, if you are a healthy patient, the toe that has the infected toenail with get numbed with a local anesthetic, the offending nail border will be removed when the toe is numb and the toe is then dressed with an antibiotic ointment and a dressing. You will be able to walk out of the office after the treatment. ...Read more

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Infected to an ingrown toenail...Cure?

Infected to an ingrown toenail...Cure?

Careful /Caution: Infected ingrown toenails can be serious. Usually caused by impropper cutting of nails or breaking off corners. Cut toe nails straight across. If infected, try lifting up the corner& packing a small amount of cotton under the nail. Soak in soapy water & dry well & apply antibiotic oint. Wear open toed footwear. If pus & streakng see md or podiatrist for eval. Many need a procedure & antibio. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of infected ingrown toenails?

Best way to get rid of infected ingrown toenails?

Infected Ingrow toen: Best way is surgically remove the ingrowing toenail and cleanig the area to drain and coverage with appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ingrown toenail infected?

What to do if I have an ingrown toenail infected?

Evaluation: See a Podiatrist ASAP, as infection can worsen. ...Read more

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How can you tell if an ingrown toenail is infected?

Drainage: Infections may have redness, pus, drainage, swelling and pain. Don't treat yourself, see your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think my ingrown toenail is infected?

What should I do if I think my ingrown toenail is infected?

Soak/antibiotic oint: Soak in warm soapy water 15-20 min daily, trim the nail corner if easy access and you can see it well, rinse with hydrogen peroxide, blot dry, apply antibiotic ointment and a band aid. Continue until resolved. If chronic problems or an increase in redness, soreness or concerns, see your podiatrist. It is not a difficult problem to fix on a permanent basis if necessary. Dr l. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ingrown toenail : (infected. What do I do?

You see a foot: Doctor who will fix you all up in about five minutes. (Once your in the exam room) ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have an ingrown toenail : (infected. What do I do?

See a foot doc: Usually, the offending nail needs to be removed. You can try soaking in warm water and Epsom salt and applying a topical antibiotic until you can get to the doc. On occasion, you may get lucky with an oral antibiotic but usually the nail that is ingrown needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Fungal toenail not going. Toenail not growing back after cutting away infected nail.

Fungal toenail not going. Toenail not growing back after cutting away infected nail.

Fungal infection: Fungal infections can be treated with topical or oral medications. Most people need treatment for 3-6 months before infection clears up. Infected nail might grow slower than other nails but it should grow. ...Read more

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It has been months after ingrown toenail and it's still not healed. Could it be infected?

Its possible: I would return to the doctor for a follow up or get a second opinion. It should be healed by now. You need to be evaluated for infection or poor circulation. If you are diabetic, your sugar needs to be well controlled to heal as well. ...Read more

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I have a broken toenail on my big toe. It's not infected. What do I need to use to help with the growth process.

Cut it back: Cut the toenail back as far as possible to reduce the risk of it getting caught on something. Then a apply a bandaid to keep pressure on the nail until the broken part grows out and falls off. ...Read more

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CRPS L foot. Infected toenail- removed, slow to heal. Now toenail on R foot has become infected after kicking it on chair. Is this due to CRPS too?

CRPS L foot. Infected toenail- removed, slow to heal. Now toenail on R foot has become infected after kicking it on chair. Is this due to CRPS too?

No it is not: Your right toenail got injured from the trauma of kicking the chair. You can try some epsome salt soaks and if it does not get better see your doctor ...Read more

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So, I have 2 infected and ingrown toenails, with which I was able to completely cut off both nails. No pain at all... is this bad? What should I do?

You need to: Make sure that you have removed the ingrown toenail at the nail bed, or it will grow crooked again and cause the same issue later. Usually this requires some anesthesia and chemical sterilization to make sure that the nail regrows straight and unhindered. If you had no pain on cutting off the nail, it is likely that you did not reach the nailbed. Please see a healthcare provider for proper exam ...Read more

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I've had ingrowing toenail problem for 3 years. I was 3 times surgery of nail. Now again I infected. What should I do now? Give me the effective solution

I've had ingrowing toenail problem for 3 years. I was 3 times surgery of nail. Now again I infected. What should I do now? Give me the effective solution

Find better surgeon.: Unfortunately. I don't know what your immediate situation is, but a competent surgeon should easily remedy your problem. An effective solution, now, may be a bit more involved that previously. A dose of appropriate antibiotics as well as appropriate nail resection is still the main course of action. ...Read more

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The top of my big toenail is turning white and flaky. There is no pain or injury. It does not seem to be infected. The nail isgetting very thin and peeling. What could it be?

The top of my big toenail is turning white and flaky. There is no pain or injury. It does not seem to be infected. The nail isgetting very thin and peeling. What could it be?

Probably it's a fungal nail infection: The most common reason why a nail becomes white and flaky is due to fungus in the nail. However, the only way to determine whether or not there is a fungus and the nail is by doing a fungal nail culture. Many times there is no pain with a fungal nail. There are now many great treatments for the eradication of fungal nails including topical medicine that is either over-the-counter or prescription, ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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