Thank you for your question. There is no need for Doxycycline or any other antibiotic prior to sclerotherapy treatment. I would recommend asking your doctor what the reason for your antibiotic prescription before stopping it because it might be for some other medical reason. I would avoid usage if not necessary to prevent resistance to antibiotics. I hope this helps.
Which Part of my Body Does Doxycycline Help During Sclerotherapy?
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No antibiotics needed for sclerotherapy
There is absolutely no literature to support the use of antibiotics following sclerotherapy ... period ! It is nonsense practices like this that cause resistance to antibiotics.
?? Prevention of Infection.
Doxycycline is a commonly prescribed antibiotic. As such it would not have a real role in sclerotherapy. The only reason I can contemplate for your physician to use Doxycyline would be their fear that you might suffer an infection. Perhaps, prescribing Doxycycline would give your physician reassurance that all would be well if bacteria entered the injection site.
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I have been doing sclerotherapy (leg vein injections) and have never required any antibiotic, including doxycline, as part of my treatment.