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Old 08-26-2010, 12:48 AM   #1
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MRSA infection... need help plz

I have a Methicillin resistant staph infection. My doctor prescribed me doxycycline 50mg. I am almost finished my 2nd prescription and am not sure if the infection has gone. I don't see any point continuing with the doxycycline seeing I have almost had 50 capsules. What should I do? Should I finish the remaining doxycycline and just see how it go's and if it begins to get worse look into iv antibiotics maybe. Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-04-2010, 11:57 AM   #2
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Re: MRSA infection......need help plz

FINISH THE ANTIBIOTICS!!! It is very important that you do this! If you think it isn't helping, call your doctor and let them know so they can put you on a different form of antibiotics. The thing about MRSA is it is resistant to a lot of antibiotics so that MAY be why it isn't working, or there may be another factor contributing... Either way you need to call your doctor and keep taking the antibiotics. The problem with stopping any antiobiotics before you are suppose to, is you run the risk of either you or the infection becoming immune to that antibiotic. Actually, a lot of things that are resistant to antibiotics today became resistant because they built up immunity themselves to those antibiotics over the years.
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