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Is doxycycline beneficial in combating infections?

Hi. I'm am currently living in the Dominican Republic and have limited access to "convenient" doctor visits. I have some 100mg Doxycycline from a previous finger injury and I have recently developed two ingrown fingernails. They have become progressively worse over the past week and are, obviously quite painful. Would taking this Doxycycline be beneficial in combating the infections?
Fri, 21 Feb 2014
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hello,
Welcome to HCM,
You can take this medicine, as it is a antibiotics it will controll the infection and further worsening of the condition.
As you are having ingrown finger nail, it is a painful condition you may require pain killer to reduce the pain.
I would suggest you to consult any hand surgeon, because it require examination and some minor surgical procedure.
Thank you.
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Is doxycycline beneficial in combating infections?

Hello, Welcome to HCM, You can take this medicine, as it is a antibiotics it will controll the infection and further worsening of the condition. As you are having ingrown finger nail, it is a painful condition you may require pain killer to reduce the pain. I would suggest you to consult any hand surgeon, because it require examination and some minor surgical procedure. Thank you.