Doxycycline

Doxycycline is used to treat infections caused by bacteria as it is an antibiotic. It is used as a treatment for pneumonia, acne, cholera, syphilis, and early Lyme disease. Red rashes, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting are its common side effects.

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What is the cause for getting swollen and tender lower lips every two months?

Query: Hi doctor,I would like to give an insight into my problem, with started ending of last year. I noticed that I have some dry skin on my lower lip and a very small scab just underneath it. I ignored the same and thought it is due to winter. Five months back, I had a tender lower lip, which eventually ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your clinical image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is more for folliculitis over the chin area with cheilitis over the lips. From your image, the lesions do not appear herpetic at present. The investigations also support the same. Also, the repeated use...  Read Full »

How to get rid of recurrent blisters on the cheek?

Query: Hi doctor, I was told that this thing on my cheek is a cold sore (photo attached). It comes in the same spot on my cheek every time. It has been coming and going for several years. Now, it showed up last week and progressed to this level. What is your opinion on this? I know you probably cannot tell...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history and clinical images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the diagnosis would be more in favor of a furuncle (Staph infection) or acne with secondary infection. It does not appear to be eczema or contact dermatitis. It seems infective rather...  Read Full »

I have an allergy on the head of my penis. Kindly help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having some allergy on the head part and the inner skin of my penis. I have some white bubble like spots. Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Allergy over the penis is very uncommon. It would be something else. Please send photos so that I can identify it and give you the proper treatment.  Read Full »

What is the treatment for chlamydia infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I had received a positive chlamydia test from a laboratory one week ago. And I am experiencing a burning sensation while urinating. Could you help me get the necessary treatment or prescription? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Ivan Galic

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the test reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), you have an STD (sexually transmitted diseases) called non-gonococcal urethritis, an infection of the urethra (tube that connects your urinary bladder and urine output...  Read Full »

What is the best antibiotic for chlamydia?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been tested positive for chlamydia infection. I am really worried about it. Kindly suggest me suitable antibiotics and the dosage to get rid of my infection. I have attached my reports. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). IgG (immunoglobulin G) in your report indicates past infection. Although no treatment is recommended, you can take capsule Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for 14 day...  Read Full »

How to know whether I have pelvic inflammatory disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old female, and I was diagnosed with a pelvic inflammatory disease, five days back. Today my primary doctor called and said my test results were all negative. Does that mean the PID was false? Have I been cleared from STD or STI? I was prescribed Doxycycline and Metronidazo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) diagnosis is typically based on presenting signs and symptoms of the patient. There may be fever, lower abdominal pain, new or different discharge, pain during intercourse, irregular bleeding, cervical motion tenderness, or uterine tender...  Read Full »

My 19-year-old daughter does not have improvement after cat scratch fever. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My girl is 19. She has cat scratch fever for three months and does not seem to be getting better. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.If there is no improvement in a disease for the past three months, then the primary concern should be the resistance to the treatment used.Bartonella group of organisms causes cat scratch disease. They are more prone to systemic complications.They are atypical bacteria with...  Read Full »

My wife and myself have some itchy white spots in our private parts. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having itchy white spots on my penis from last two days. When I rub the spots, it seems the skin is peeling off. It started after having sexual intercourse with my wife, and she also has some white itchy spots on her vagina. Both of us got the same problem a couple of times in the...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need pictures of these spots for better diagnosis. But as per your complaint, there are two things which can be considered. A fungal infection, it is common in young diabetic patients. I would suggest you and your wife try taking the following. Fluka (Fluconazole) 15...  Read Full »

How to reduce acne and acne scars?

Query: Hi doctor,Please tell me how to reduce acne and acne scars. I am 23 years old. I have oily skin and get acne every month one week before my periods for a year. My acne is a mild and not severe one. I have tried so much but cannot get over it. I drink lots of water, do not have any digestion issues, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand acne can be bothersome and sometimes challenging to get rid of. I would love to provide satisfactory treatment. My first advice is to stop using neem, aloe vera, cider vinegar, etc., as first, we need to control your acne. Applying these creams and gel may ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution to prevent recurrent chlamydia.

Query: Hi doctor, I treated my chlamydia infection before eight months back. I got a negative result before six months. Now I am feeling bad and got a positive result back before three days. It seems that my infection is recurring. I have started taking Azithromycin 500. I need a better solution. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Serum IgG (immunoglobulin G) remains positive after getting an infection and so it indicates a past infection. Doxycycline helps to treat a chlamydia infection. So I suggest you take Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for two weeks.   Read Full »

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