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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 2 months ago

Doxycycline 10 days vs 5-7 days ?

I was prescribed it for 10 days but that is for major ear infections. Mine I think is mild and the minimum is 5-7 days, would I get antibiotic resistance taking it only for 7 days? 

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  • 2 months ago

    Probably not resistance but maybe not cure. Go back at 7 days have them look in the ear and if its cured you may ask to stop them.  7-10 days is a typical amount of time, medicine is not a cookbook which is why there is leeway.

    Source(s): ER PA
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  • 2 months ago

    take the full prescribed dose of any antibiotic. reducing will increase bacteria resistance.

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