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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, and pain.
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How shall I take doxycycline?

Customer Question

How long shall I take doxycycline ?
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 15 days ago.
Twice a day for ten days
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I do feel a bit better
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Pain seems too have subsided
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 15 days ago.

Good

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
You think it bacteria infection then ?
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I been so ill this year on and off
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
What worry me is I not draining even though it takes pain away
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 15 days ago.

Not draining?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Yea as you expect sinuses too drain
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I just don’t know if it anxiety . My mind totally fried
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 15 days ago.

They don't have to drain

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Where would mucus go ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 15 days ago.

Just gets absorbed

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Maybe it is something else as pain still there . And my anxiety been awful today . I was crying early today
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 15 days ago.

I really have nothing more to tell you

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I know you trying your best. I just so frustrated
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 15 days ago.

I understand

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I don’t whether too carry on with doxycycline as i not even sure it will work now . Maybe my anxiety killing me . I really so brain fried and I know my anxiety don’t help
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 15 days ago.

Your anxiety is the major problem now

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I know that I trying too cope with it . Taking doxycycline
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Was not best idea
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 15 days ago.

Thar wouldn't help

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I do have symptoms though .
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 15 days ago.

What more can I say?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Nothing it ok I just like talking
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I will wait and see how I am in morning
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 15 days ago.

I understand

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Do you think it fungal sinusitis?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 15 days ago.

No

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I don’t think it worth taking the doxycycline what you think ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 15 days ago.

I don't think you need it

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Me too
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 15 days ago.

OK

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
What about steroid spray or best off that ? I took Sudafed spray today and face pain went a bit .
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 15 days ago.

The sudafed is fine

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Stay of steroid spray then ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 15 days ago.

Stay off it

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Is it no good for sinusitis then ?
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
How long can I use Sudafed spray ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 14 days ago.

Five days

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Steroid spray no good then ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 14 days ago.

Not for this

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Pain sort of gone
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
But post nasal drip back
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Not sure if this common ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 13 days ago.

What's the question?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Not sure . What about bacteria biofilms infection my sinuses ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 days ago.

Very unlikely but sinus irrigation would clear that

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