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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I suffer from a urinary tract infection and was diagnosed with Klebsiella pneumonia, which did not heal despite taking making medications. Why?

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 »

What does watery and foul-smelling vaginal discharge signify?

Query: Hi doctor, My aunt is 31 years old and had her uterus removed 11 years ago. From then she never had the periods nor any discharge. It was all alright until a month ago. She had suddenly started experiencing waterlike vaginal discharge which is little smelly, and it hurts in stomach sometimes. When s...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If there were few more facts about your aunt regarding the indication for uterus removal, any follow-ups, diabetic status, her sexual life, etc., would have been helpful. At the age of 31 years, the most probable cause is an infection. I put forth the possibilities and t...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and my doctor advised Doxycycline to reduce vaginal itching. Is it safe to use Doxycycline during pregnancy?

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 he...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing vaginal itching after having unprotected sex, despite taking medictions. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex a few days ago with my new partner, and my vagina started itching the next day. I have taken medication for thrush and yeast infection but the itching is still present. It cannot be an STD because the symptoms started too quickly, correct? What could cause itching 24...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Sometimes old STDs (sexually transmitted disease) becomes active after being dormant for some time. It is better to take precautions and get the necessary help. I would suggest the following- 1) Have a vaginal swab and s...  Read Full »

I am suffering from vaginal discomfort, including itching and runny, foul-smelling discharge. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from vaginal discomfort, including itchiness and discharge that is runny and smells bad. Itches in the vagina are very worse at night. Levonorgestrel was discontinued two months ago to try to get conceived. However, I took a recent prenatal blood test, human immunodeficiency vir...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send me your complete history. When have you taken sexually transmitted infection tests? You can have treatment if you only had a high vaginal swab recently. I suggest you take a tablet of Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily and a Metronidazole 400 mg eight hours f...  Read Full »

I experience pain inside my vagina when I urinate along with my lower back and stomach. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I experience pain inside my vagina when I urinate. I also have stomach and lower back pain. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query. It could be urine or pelvic or sexually transmitted infection. I suggest a urinalysis, urine culture, and a high vaginal swab. Serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin can help confirm pregnancy if there is no menstrual history. A transvaginal ...  Read Full »

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 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 ...  Read Full »

Does sinusitis usually cause loss of taste?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old female, non smoker. I had a sinus infection as a result of cold nearly two months ago. I was put on Doxycycline for two weeks and then a steroid nasal spray when the inflammation in my nose had not resided. I can smell things quite clearly up close to my nose but canno...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We will help you alleviate the problem. I understand that you are a 40 year old otherwise healthy lady suffering from sinus infection. You perceive smells close up your nose but have decreased taste sensation. You are worried about when the taste sensation will return a...  Read Full »

After taking Doxycycline for ten days for my syphilis, I have constant stomach pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been taking Doxycycline for ten days now (for syphilis treatment). But I cannot bear the pain which I am feeling in my stomach. I feel my stomach contracting all the time, and it is like a sharp stabbing pain that spreads to all my back. I started taking Omeprazole before breakfast,...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hi,Welcome to is a known antibiotic to cause severe gastritis or even drug-induced gastric ulcers. You have not mentioned the dose of Doxycycline.Take a good quantity of antacid syrup as well, like syrup Gaviscon (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate), 10 to 15 ml, after ev...  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 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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