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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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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

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

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

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 »

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

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Are antibody detection testing confirmatory?

Query: Hi doctor, My 26-year-old daughter had a tick bite and tested positive for Lyme disease this summer. She took a month-long round of Doxycycline. She re-tested last week, and she was still testing positive for Lyme antibodies on the Western blot test. Her first antibody test was 1.91 antibodies. The...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no need to take one more antibiotics course because Lyme disease antibodies may stay in the body for years. Only antibody detection is not confirmatory for diagnosis. Few false-positives may be seen in viral fevers, autoimmune diseases, and viral infections. So...  Read Full »

How to treat the red rashes present on my back and shoulder without itching and pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some red rashes on my back. It is present on my shoulder too. It got started before a day. I do not have pain or itching over the marks. I seem to have a big patch and the other patches seems to be small.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have some questions to ask you. Please mention whether it is present only on one side of the back and shoulder. Please mention whether you have fluid or water-filled lesions. Please mention whether you have a burning sensation over it. Pleas...  Read Full »

What causes perioral dermatitis flare up?

Query: Hi doctor,My 15 years old daughter has a cluster of bumps on the right side of her face below her lips. They do not respond to Triamcinolone 1%.Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and examined your photograph (attachments removed to protect the person's identity). It seems she has perioral dermatitis. It is a common skin problem with itchy or tender small red bumps. The bumps usually occur around the mouth, nose, eyes, and ...  Read Full »

Are red rashes on the head of the penis with inflammation a concerning issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a rash or changes to the head of my penis. I was informed it was a yeast infection and tested negative for STIs. However, after treatment, I noticed a little progress. I have seen a urologist and a dermatologist, neither of which have been able to figure it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems to be balanitis. Do you have any urinary complaints like frequency, urgency, low stream, nocturia, dribbling? Do you have any history of diabetes, hypertension, or any medications you are on? Is there any history of unprotected sex with a new partner in the ...  Read Full »

Which topical medication best suits acne and acne marks?

Query: Hello doctor,I had acne. It has gone now, but it left some marks. What should I do to clear it? And what should I use on the active acne?  Read Full »


Dr. Arunima Dhabal

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the image you have uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Currently, you have quite a few active acne lesions, along with some spots from the previous acne. So I will suggest you take an oral antibiotic course for a month to reduce the ...  Read Full »

I have dark-colored dry patches around my mouth. Please suggest some medicine.

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from dark colored dry patches around the mouth, which are swollen and very painful. I am only on some cream for acne. Please recommend some medicine for dry patches.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history and clinical images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are suggestive of a perioral variant of acne. Also, long term use of certain creams for acne can make your skin susceptible to such patches at the angles of your lips. Kindly mention the dur...  Read Full »

Why am I having numbness in the nails of my thumb when the skin becomes thick?

Query: Hi doctor,My skin on the side of my thumbnail cracks when it becomes thick and it is not painful. When the skin becomes thick, my thumb starts to have numbness and so I remove the cracked dry outer skin. When I do this, I can see fresh skin under it. I break the skin and it becomes painful and tende...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From this history, it seems that you have developed paronychia. It occurs due to infection of skin around the nails either due to bacteria or candida. It can occur due to trauma or injury to the nails or irritation. As mentioned in the history, washing hands repeatedly ...  Read Full »

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