We have seen a 20 year old patient who came in with fever, body ache and cold and cough. The patient had tried thera flu and other home remedies but continued to be sick. Dr. Jain saw the patient and ordered strep test which was normal. The patient was given doxycycline to cover mycoplama infection The patient responded and his body ache and soreness went away.
Mycoplasma infection can act like a flu and the infection can be treated with either doxycycline or erythromycin.