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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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Can excessive masturbation cause pimples?

Query: Hello doctor, I am masturbating daily, and also I have pimples on my back and face. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. If you are addicted to masturbation, I suggest you change your daily routine, divert your mind, and do some meditation. Excessive masturbation can lead to pimples, or other reasons can be due to dehydration and not ...  Read Full »

There is pain in my back after taking Ciprofloxacin for prostatitis. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, I had been experiencing a weird discomfort in my right testicle, which I thought was epididymitis. So I visited the doctor, who prescribed Doxycycline medication, and it seemed to help. After finishing the complete dose of Doxycycline, I felt mild testicle discomfort. I have also read fro...  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will help you with your query. I think the ultrasound of the scrotum or testes and also the urine analysis report (number of pus cells) will make things more clear. You seem to have orchalgia (chronic testicular pain) of idiopathic (unknow...  Read Full »

I suffer from acne that does not go away despite taking Doxycycline and topical medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30-year-old female. I have acne that would not go away despite taking Doxycyclin and topicals like Azelaic acid, Salicylic acid, Gluconolactone, and Glycolic acid. I do not have PCOS.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The most severe type of acne vulgaris is cystic acne. It appears on the face or other parts of the body. They are deep and inflamed when breakout. Cystic acne can affect anyone, but teenage and young adults are more likely to develop it. Cystic acne is frequentl...  Read Full »

I have an unresolved urinary tract infection. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male and I recently got a urinary tract infection and was diagnosed with Klebsiella pneumonia. My doctor started my treatment with Amikacin 1.5 ml (IM) twice a day for six days along with Doxycycline 100 mg and Cefuroxime axetil thrice a day. I almost came to the las...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly let me know the signs and symptoms that you faced and share the prescriptions for the antibiotics. The urine culture suggests significant growth of Klebsiella but it is sensitive to all major antibiotics. The bacteria is sensitive to the prescribed antibiotics...  Read Full »

How long should I keep skin care products on my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about topical things. Currently, my skin routine is toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen in the morning after washing. Same thing in the evening or night without sunscreen. How long should I keep these things on my face, and is it okay to keep them on while sleeping? I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible. My advice: Consult your specialist doctor, talk to them, and take medications after their consent. Start your skincare routine with a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil cleanse...  Read Full »

My urethra is inflamed after an unprotected oral sex. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected oral sex with a sex worker. After that, my urethra started showing signs of inflammation. The urethra became sore and irritated. There is a burning sensation in that area. I consulted a specialist doctor who advised me Doxycycline. However, even after consuming the ta...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you have developed urethritis secondary to a sexually transmitted disease. So, I suggest you get some tests done, which include urine routine and microscopy, urine culture and sensitivity, semen culture ...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use Doxycycline in pregnancy for vaginal itching?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 11 weeks pregnant and have itching in my vaginal and anal hole. My doctor advised washing my vagina with an intimate wash liquid, inserting a Candid CL suppository inside my vagina, and taking two pills of Doxt-SL daily after food. Is it safe to take Doxycycline during pregnancy? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Doxycycline (antibiotic) is usually not recommended during pregnancy. However, if your gynecologist prescribed it, then you should take it. Otherwise, I suggest you discuss other alternatives to Doxycycline with...  Read Full »

Do I need to get allergy testing done for perioral dermatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have personal dermatitis. I was prescribed 12 weeks of 100 mg Doxycycline. However, I am skeptical about taking antibiotics as I have read that with a lot of people the rash returns upon finishing treatment. Also, it can mess up your gut which is apparently linked to perioral dermati...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can skip Doxycycline, if you have gut problems and you cannot tolerate it. If you are suspecting that your perioral dermatitis is due to contact of any allergic material, then go for allergy testing. Otherwise it will not benefit you. I would like to know your work....  Read Full »

There is redness and swelling in my urethral opening. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had redness and swelling in the urethral opening for one month. I have been prescribed Doxycycline, Azithromycin, Ceftriaxone, and two anti-fungal creams to help, but none have worked. I had unprotected sex once, but all my tests (STD and HIV), as well as hers, came back negat...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have reviewed the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The redness and swelling are likely allergic and not related to infections. Allergy from products you use cause itchiness and ...  Read Full »

Will continuous intake of Doxycycline for 10 days cause intracranial hypertension?

Query: Topic: Doxycycline and Intracranial Hypertension. I was prescribed 10 days Doxycycline (100mg twice a day) for a mild ear infection. I went back at 5 days and they said the infection was cleared and that I was able to stop taking it. I felt kind of stuck, because I was afraid to stop taking an ant...  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Bryant Rapsing Grutas

Answer: Hello! Thank you for this information. Although doxycyline may induce intracranial hypertension, it is relatively safe as long as you are guided by a doctor, and not a prescription online alone . Risk factor of developing intracranial hypertension in women includes obesity and with history of intr...  Read Full »

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