Doxycycline for upper respiratory infections

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Cat Hi! If you were my patient, I would advise you that your sore throat is almost certainly due to a viral infection and unfortunately there isn't much available for common cold and flu bugs. So, basically, the doxycycline WILL clear strep, but won't help if it is viral--but probably nothing else will either.' Good luck!
Avatar f tn Over a month ago I had unprotected sex with a new partner and roughly 2 weeks later had flu and sinus infection symptoms- after reading somewhere that similar bacterias that cause sinus infections and pink eye also cause chlamydia and gonorrhea I went and got tested and was given doxycycline to start treatment just in case- I have a few more days before I get my results back and finished the treatment but now my long term partner that I had a brief PROTECTED sexual encounter with before getting
1100598 tn?1413131026 hello, I saw ur post and u sound like u are having similar problems to me, I have been having problems with sinus and upper respiratory infections for almost 2 years and its driving me crazy!
Avatar m tn The only thing holding me back in that regard is I read that most viral upper respiratory infections include general cold symptoms- nasal congestion, cough, etc. I do not have any of these. My primary symptoms are a sore throat, general malaise, and an on/off headache. Is this still indicative to you of a viral infection? 3) My primary doctor took a NAAT urine sample to test for gonorrhea and chlamydia, but she did not instruct me to use first-stream urine.
Avatar m tn There are several of us on here who have a similar eye complaint: seeing a bright flash, like the afterimage of a flash bulb, when we blink, and sometimes, on upgaze. This is transient symptom for most of us, lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. When the "spot" in our visual field passes over a dark background, the spot appears light. When the spot passes over a light background, it appears dark.
Avatar n tn If it's herpes, it likely is due to herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), the usual cause of oral infection. But there are some bacterial infections resistant to doxycycline, including some strains of gonorrhea. Nothing you have in your urinary tract will be transmitted to anybody by kissing. (Oops, one rare exception: There is a virus called adenovirus, in particular adenovirus type 19. It can cause simultaneous upper respiratory and urethral infection.
Avatar m tn I have a 7 mo old shelter cat who has been examined no less than four times now, by two different vets, for a cloudy area in his eye that has presented recurring issues. He was examined under anesthesia and the pronouncement was congenital corneal adhesion. The problem is that the adhesion seems to want to chronically ulcerate, sometimes seemingly painful with clear tears & a thick mucus, on other occasions with a dark brown discharge.
Avatar n tn After the cold is gone, it is possible for the inflammation to linger. This inflammation can last for several weeks. Sometimes this inflammation may linger for 3 to 6 months. Eventually the inflammation will go away, and then the coughing will stop. This is called reactive airways disease (RAD) and behaves a lot like asthma. On a simple breathing test, called spirometry, this may not show up.
Avatar n tn No a sore throat doesn't go hand in hand with a std - many things cause sore throats like sinus infections, upper respiratory infections, bacterial throat infections and even gastroesophageal reflux as well as many other viral infections. Also being on antibiotics can cause an over growth of fungus in the mouth area and you've been on several at this point.
Avatar n tn For mild to moderately severe strep infections of the upper respiratory tract and skin, and scarlet fever The usual dosage is 125 to 250 milligrams every 6 to 8 hours for 10 days. For mild to moderately severe pneumococcal infections of the respiratory tract, including middle ear infections The usual dosage is 250 milligrams to 500 milligrams every 6 hours until you have been without a fever for at least 2 days.
Avatar m tn Should I continue to take the doxycycline? How long should I take it? Lastly, when is the earliest I can get tested for STDs and when would I start seeing symptoms that would confirm an STD? I have also read that the chances of contracting HIV is extremely low with protected sex. Is that true? Thank you so much for your time. Please provide some advice as to whether I should pursue testing, or leave it alone. Have a great night. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Avatar m tn Also, I am curious about Avalox, as I thought it was only useful for mostly upper respiratory infections, and nothing to do with the groin area (this is "off-lable" but proven use? as that drug is quite expensive for me at around $140 for 7 day treatment w/insurance). I had been on it once before almost a year ago for upper resp infection, (and worked great for that).
Avatar m tn Mild rashes on arms Intense malaise Mild fatigue/weakness Full body myalgias/arthalgias Intense headaches Increased anxiety/agitation Mild hearing disturbances/tinnitus Respiratory weakness Mild left/right upper quadrant pain and tenderness (Dull/Aching/Burning) (Gastritis/Cholecystitis?
Avatar f tn look around you - tons of people with upper respiratory infections - it's that time of the year again! no reason to think you have an oral std and no reason for antibiotics unless you test + for strep.
Avatar m tn I also self treated with 8 days of Doxycycline, 100mg twice a day and Cipro for 3 days, twice a day. Prior to actually starting the Doxy, the symptoms seemed to subside entirely. I began to take Doxy anyway as a precaution and did finish the course. During the Doxy course I did feel a recurrence of the tingling sensation for a day (about day 4 of Doxy) but that went away within a day. I was symptom free for the remaining Doxy treatment and for about 3 days after I stopped.
Avatar n tn   From that point on fatigue never left me.  Several months later, in February, I came down with a horrible upper respiratory infection at the same time I was exposed to a huge dose of animal protein and a very unsanitary condition filled with unimaginable filth.  I've never lost my voice before, but this time, I could hardly squeak out a word. A few weeks later, my sense to taste altered.  I had what is neurological damage to the area in my nose that sense taste.  No doctor seemed to care.
Avatar m tn As for your sore throat, fever, etc, ARS is a much less common cause of such symptoms than garden variety upper respiratory infections -- viral, strep throat, etc. And ARS doesn't cause runny nose, and 6 weeks is too long for onset of ARS symptoms; 10-20 days is typical. Neither the antibiotic treatment for gonorrhea nor the amoxicillin makes any difference one way or the other.
Avatar f tn The Global Search for Education: Finland -- Ticks ========================= Apr 25, 2013 - "I am joined by Docent Jarmo Oksi, Finland's leading researcher in the field of Lyme disease, who is based at the University of Turku in Finland." ========================= -- Bannwarth's syndrome and Lyme disease in Finland.
Avatar m tn No testing found a reason for the anemia .......except for the known tick bite in my left upper thigh in Oct of 07 . No it was not on me for 36 hours there was no rash ........and it was from Salem CT......the next town over from where the disease was named.......Old Lyme CT.......AND it from sleeping with a dog in the bed ........not from being outside myself . Every one I have asked that has been treated .......has animals in their homes .
Avatar m tn Sore throats are one of the most commonly occurring symptom with colds, upper respiratory infections, etc. A sore throat isn't exclusive to HIV.
Avatar m tn She presented with mild fever, virus-like symptoms (sore throat, diffuse upper respiratory congestion) but that severe headache seems to be the "tell". Why do we all have to suffer so much before learning how common Mycoplasma infection is? Our kids' symptoms are all similar!
Avatar n tn At exactly two weeks post exposure came down with bad cold (sweats, sore throat, upper respiratory) but one morning also noted stiff neck. All through April and May noticed small bumps coming and going clearing up in a few days and also noted all over body intense and persistent muscle twitching and some discomfort but no swelling in inguinals. At 8 week mark saw a dermatologist and during the consultation the GUM specialist came in and offered IgG testing.
Avatar f tn You may mean Doxycycline or maybe they have a different name for it. You may have a different organism cause the sinusitits and the respiratory organism may be the mycoplasma along with a virus. The mycoplasma usually comes out when people have a long term viral infection and get run down. It seems this year people are getting multiple viruses in a row one after another. Usually, you have one virus and you may relapse and get the same one back.
Avatar n tn Furthermore, many infected people do not take medication long enough to be cured, or they may have a close contact with an infected person and become reinfected. Once these infections are allowed to persist for months or years, they are extraordinarily difficult to cure and often require treatment for many months.
Avatar n tn I was bit by a tick in northern california about 2 months ago and developed a red ring (but it only lasted one day -- and I took the doxycycline prophylaxis) ... I get upper respiratory tract infections very easily ... I have had petechiae show up around my wast and on my thighs about once a year for the last 4-5 years ... I recently developed what I think is either shingles or herpes whitlow on my hands at the knuckles ... I had very severe flu-like symptoms about 1 month ago ....
Avatar n tn After taking Doxycycline and Amoxycylin for 6 months I did get better and then the symptoms returned. All the Doctors patronise me like I am some sort of Munchausing syndrome freak of something. After sleeping for 15 hours a day for three years, I have given up on the antibiotics and am trying products from Nutramedix Inc, mainly Samento, Cumanda and Burbur with Magnesium for nerve damage plus vitamin C.
Avatar f tn After taking your history, a Lyme doc will know what co-infections to test for and treat.
Avatar n tn (just a precaution like any medication) After years of sinus infections, upper respiratory infections and sinus surgery... I learned the best treatment for allergies is taking the natural route and/or seeing a Naturopathic physician. Good luck !