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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Why do I get recurrent urinary tract infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male. I took a urinalysis test before 15 days and the results showed UTI. I consulted a doctor and he prescribed me to take Ciprofloxacin once a day for seven days. After taking the medication for seven days, I took another urinalysis test and the result revealed I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Apparently, from your description, you have prostatitis which is inflammation and infection of the prostate gland present below the bladder in male patients. Prostatitis is difficult to treat with antibiotics and needs a longer course of antibiotics for at least four w...  Read Full »

What causes pus-filled bumps on the scalp?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old. I am getting bumps with pus on my scalp. I have already contacted dermatologist but no luck. It has been more than a year I am suffering with this. Please suggest best tablets or shampoo.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I need to know a few more things about your health issue. Is there any aggravating or relieving factor? Is itching present? What work do you do? Did you have response to any medication? Please do attach pictures and revert back with the answers to a ...  Read Full »

I got a water-like vaginal discharge for a week. Will it affect my fertility?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old woman, who got married three months back. I had my last period, exactly a month back. This month, I got water-like vaginal discharge for a week. I was experiencing lower abdominal pain and pain in the vagina. I usually get my periods every 28 days, but this time my per...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? From your history, I do not see anything for you to worry about. Any newly married lady will have some infection in the vagina. This will be a combination of infections like viral, fungal, and bacterial. They are actually present in everybody's vagin...  Read Full »

Without medicine or gel, how to get a permanent solution for acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male. My problem is acne. I am getting red whitehead with pus. I was taking Isotretinoin 20 mg for 1.6 years. When I was on Isotretinoin, I did not get even a single acne. After two weeks of stopping Isotretinoin, I had a sudden breakout. My skin is very oily, and I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, if you have an acne prone skin, then it is impossible to have a clear skin without any topical and oral intervention. Since you have taken more than a year of Isotretinoin 20 mg daily, I would not advise repeating that at the moment. I suggest you Doxy 10...  Read Full »

Does canker sore make lymph node swollen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I have a canker sore. I was wondering if it is common to have a swollen right lymph node with tenderness, body pain, and tiredness along with the sore. Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Diabetologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Cankersore also referred as aphthous ulcer, is a non-specific ulceration of non-keratinous mucous membrane of the mouth. The exact cause why these occur is not clear. Irritation of mucous membrane due to acidic foods and citrous foods could be a possibility. Pain is quite...  Read Full »

Why do I feel pain whenever I have sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. I lost my virginity at 19, and I have had multiple partners since. Everytime I have sex, it is very painful, and it is like I am losing my virginity again. No matter how much prep I put in. I occasionally have a horrible smell from my vagina. It is like something ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ridhi Narang

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern and will try to help you out. Let us go by your complains. So until now, you are having pain during sex. I would advise you to use lubricant jellies. You can use K-Y jelly or any other jelly. You need to get one blood test that is CA-125 (c...  Read Full »

How to help painful boil in pubis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I recently shaved my pubic region for the first time, but because of half-knowledge and no experience. I shaved in both downward and upward direction. Now I have got a boil over an ingrown hair which has turned the region red and swelled up. It pains a lot and I cou...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From history, it seems you have developed pseudofolliculitis. But to suggest proper treatment, I need to see these lesions. So please share a photo so I can provide you treatment. You can use Clindac A (Clindamycin phosphate) gel two times daily for seven days. I ne...  Read Full »

My sudden outburst of acne becomes worse after topical medication. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have never faced acne problem in my life, but I started getting acne on my left cheekbone before two months. After four to five days those disappeared, but again I found breakouts on the same spot. I tried home remedies (turmeric, honey, lemon, aloe vera, tea tree oil, primrose oil)...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please attach the picture of the lesion for a better understanding. Use Cetaphil cleanser twice daily for 20 days. For dry skin, wash your face with this cleanser. Do you have any history of photosensitivity, atopy, or allergies? Please reply.  Read Full »

How to treat redness of face with large clogged pores?

Query: Hello doctor, I have redness that never goes away and gets worse after using facewash, even after using moisturizer skin is still dry and flaky. My pores are large and clogged no matter how much I wash my face.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the history, it seems either you have rosacea or contact dermatitis. Rosacea is a condition in which red rashes occur over the cheek, nose, and forehead, which increases with sun exposure or on drinking hot fluid like coffee or tea. Contact dermatitis is a ki...  Read Full »

How to treat yellow vaginal discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having yellow vaginal discharge for a week now. I need medication, but I am shy to go to the doctors. I am currently on birth control pills.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the image you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I want to know a few more things first. Are you sexually active? Any pain or burning in the vagina? Any menstrual irregularities? Pl...  Read Full »

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