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Never knew Malaria tablets could treat so many things

Travel Forums Off Topic Never knew Malaria tablets could treat so many things

1. Posted by -reece- (Travel Guru, 1368 posts) 19 Feb '11 12:08

First of all hello regulars and everyone, it is i the vodka bounty hunter.
And for those that havent got a clue what im on about feed me vodka and i will explain.

Ok so ive been suffering the deadly virus called Man Flu for the last 2 weeks and without being able to shake it off i decide to go and see the local doctor. He decides my sinuses are an issue and prescribes me Doxycycline.

My brain being mashed from the deadly man flu fails to register what hes prescribing me until i arrive home and remember bloody hell hes given me malaria tablets.
i then read the information leaflet which tells me its also used to treat:

Chest,lung or nasal infections eg bronchitis,pneumonia,sinusitis
Infections of the kidneys and bladder eg cystitis, urethritis
Infections of the skin
Eye infections
Fevers associated with louse or tick bites
Malaria

And finally sexually transmitted diseases eg gonorrhoea, syphilis and clamydia

Im just glad the doctor never asked me to drop my trousers and underwear to stick something up my pee hole
and all im suffering from is sinusitis

However if you are travelling the world and are putting things in places where they shouldnt be put, and it turns green and oozes pus then take a few trusty malaria tablets to see if it helps

2. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 20 Feb '11 08:18

Doxy is great for a lot of things! It's use as an antibiotic came before the discovery that it also works as an anti-malarial. It's prescribed for the treatment of acne also (the same low dosage as used for malaria) and can be taken continuously for 2 years.

At least now you know what's wrong with you and it's not "man flu" which would have run it's course much more quickly. Besides, antibiotics don't work in fighting viruses.

Hope you feel better soon, Bubba! Also happy to hear the doc didn't "violate" your nether regions!

Isa hands the vokda bounty hunter a bottle of the good stuff. ;)

3. Posted by douglas12 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 22 Aug '12 04:13

Doxycycline is a very powerful drug for treating many illnesses. It is used to heal Lyme disease, sinusitis, acne, syphilis and many more. It is generally used in prophylaxis to protect against malaria. It is believed that taking Doxycycline with any of the dairy products can eventually reduce the effects of this medicine on a person.