Patient Comments: Reactive Arthritis - Treatment

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Comment from: CodyChristianMiller, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 02

At the time I was initially infected there were websites (other than the CDC) that published combination antibiotics. There was the double strength regimen, the doxycycline and metronidazole (alternating between the two for a 4 times a day regimen for like ten days), and other regimens included also. I found that the metronidazole can also be used in combination with the Levaquin, very effectively. Something extraordinarily notable was that each and every time I was prescribed the doxycycline alone an erythema multiforme (minor) eruption occurred. And my final erythema multiforme (minor) eruption I had to mollify with 2500 mg doses of Levaquin oral that I got with an altered prescribing until I got cut off again. A physician obviously has access to both IV and oral formulations of the antibiotics which can be used concurrently for a more seriously complicated case, which is someone who has been infected for a greater duration such as a reactive arthritis patient, where the course should last 4-6 weeks by taking osteomyelitis into consideration.

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