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I have symptoms of acute prostatitis and took doxycycline…

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I have symptoms of acute prostatitis and took doxycycline for 8 days. Not much help. Urogram and urine culture were normal.
MD put me on Levaquin. After 4 days I have blepharitis and now skin sloughing on penis with itching. Same happened last time on levaquin. My symptoms are 80% better. Can I restart doxycycline or keflex as septra makes me sick.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
how long should I take doxycycline 100 mg How would you know my prostatitis is infective or inflammatory or both

I generally will prescribe it for 4-6 weeks

That is long enough

if it persists after that then it is probably inflammatory

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Can I just stop levaquin after 4 doses and start doxycycline the next day

yes you can

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Is saw palmetto helpful?

It can be. yes.

It can reduce the size and inflammation of the prostate

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