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Tetracycline, an antibiotic, is used for treating various bacterial infections affecting the skin, intestines, respiratory tract, urinary tract, genitals, lymph nodes, and other body systems. It works by suppressing the growth of bacteria. The common side effects of tetracycline are vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite.

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My eyes keep getting red and swollen even after using Tetracycline ointment. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have swollen, red and sensitive eyes since several months. I have used 1 % Tetracycline ointment twice for seven days and a seven-day treatment with Augmentin 500 mg twice a day. The condition seems to be re-appearing again. I feel no improvement in the condition. I have been using ...  Read Full »

Dr. Zahid Malik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. It seems like you are suffering from blepharitis. It is a basic infection of glands associated with eyelashes. I would advise you to follow this treatment plan. Maintain eyelid hygiene, use a mild shampoo mixed w...  Read Full »

Why does anything I eat make my stool watery and upsets my stomach?

Query: Hi doctor,My stool is watery for the past three months. Eating food tends to upset my system. I have stomach pain while having bowel movements. I consulted a doctor and she suggested me to do a stool test. According to the reports, I had a worm infection and I was given medications to have relief. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please mention your current body weight. Please mention whether you have lost any weight in the last six months. Please mention your working time. Please mention whether you have any changes in your mood recently. Please mention in detail rega...  Read Full »

I am on Tetracycline. Can I take Isotretinoin for acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old female, and I have had mild, cystic acne for the past five years. Yesterday, I got prescribed Accutane 20 mg per day, and my weight is 50 kilograms. If everything is fine, I will be taking it for the next ten months. I know that taking Isotretinoin can cause idiopathic ...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There should be a time gap of seven days between stopping tetracycline and starting Isotretinoin. Monitor your fasting lipid profile and liver function test. While on Isotretinoin, you should not conceive. There should be a gap of six months after stopping Isotretinoin.  Read Full »

What can cause very sore joints and muscles?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been sick for the last two years with the following symptoms. Fatigue, ringing in ears, very sore joints, sore muscles, follicular carcinoma, passing out, and extreme headaches. I am taking Synthroid currently. I just had a flow cytometry and numerous bouts of blood work. I have att...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hi,Welcome to on test results, my opinion is, it could be chronic Lyme disease. Low CD57 with additional symptoms provided except follicular carcinoma, could be due to chronic Lyme disease.Chronic Lyme disease is associated with a decrease in the CD57 lymphocyte subset that may per...  Read Full »

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