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Question: DOXYCILIN to treat chest infection


 aidan - Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:25 pm

Hi,

I hope this is the right forum page...

I have had the flu for 3 days now with symptoms including joint pain, weakness, fever, cough, running nose. I have now also developed a secondary lung infection - I am now coughing up greenish yellow phlegm.

I have some DOXYCILIN left over from a overseas trip(returned more that 3months ago), which I was taking as an anti-malarial. I know doxycilin is an excellent broad spectrum antibiotic.

Can I use DOXYCILIN to treat my lung infection, and if so as what dosage and for how long?

thanks....Aidan
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:47 pm

User avatar Hi Aidan,

I would not typically choose doxycycline for a chest infection. I would recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation and, if needed, a prescribtion for an antibiotic to treat your infection.

Best wishes.
 aidan - Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:44 pm

thanks doc

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