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I have itching around the neck. Just started Doxycycline…

I have itching around the...
I have itching around the neck. Just started Doxycycline yesterday for Bronchitis. Have had a total of three pills. I have taken this before just last year with no ill effects or itching. Is it ok to continue taking? I don't have any big rashes just a little itching. I have another pill to take tonight.Taking 25 meq Potassium supplements 4 times a day as directed by Dr. (Nephrologist) for low potassium. Have been doing this now for several weeks. Still have diarrhea. Should I continue taking four time a day for now with diarrhea continuing?Also, I have chronic shortness of breath. No good portable oxygen to take out. Portable units not helpful and burn when I put cannuals in. Only have wall unit at home that helps. How do I get to a doctor/ hospital to check on potassium levels when I have trouble going out anywhere without a portable unit?I would appreciate your help.
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Absolutely not!

have you take this before?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Are you talking about the Doxycycline? Yes I have taken it before, quite a few times.

I would not recommend continuing

you are probably having an allergic reaction

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thank you. DO you have any suggestions on the potassium part?

Yes, you should continue and I would ask about stopping the diarrhea

what is causing the diarrhea?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I'm not sure
Maybe lupus or allergies

ok maybe immodium would help

ask about that

and yes continue the potassium because you are losing it in the stool

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
What should I take for Bronchitis if doxycycline is not good anymore?
I can't taken Erthromycin or Penicillin.

I would ask for keflex

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Ok thank you. Do you have any ideas on the portable oxygen units? Will a humidifier help the portable unit not burn?

Yes, it will

I recommend lanolin in the nose too

you can get it OTC

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thanks for your help.

welcome :)

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