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I'm already taking doxycycline for a skin rash. I have a sore throat and fever and was wondering if it will help?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Only if the throat..

If the throat has an infection caused by germs that can be killed by doxycycline, then the medication can help.
That's a big "if", because many sore throats are caused by viruses (and thus are not affected by doxycycline). Also, the doxycycline for some rashes may be at a dose that is not right for treating bacterial throat infections.

In brief: Only if the throat..

If the throat has an infection caused by germs that can be killed by doxycycline, then the medication can help.
That's a big "if", because many sore throats are caused by viruses (and thus are not affected by doxycycline). Also, the doxycycline for some rashes may be at a dose that is not right for treating bacterial throat infections.
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