A 27-year-old female asked:
do i need to seek medical attention? i have been taking prednisone 20mg an amoxicillin 500mg for strep for the last 2 days and i just now started swelling up and hurting under my ribs on the left side and all my muscles hurt! what should i do ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. William Felegi answered
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
If : If you are having fever and cough or any sob, i would suggest that you see a primary care physician so that he or she can listed to your lungs to see if you have pneumonia and evaluate you for a possible outpatient chest x-ray. Although Amoxicillin is good for strep, it may not be appropriate for you if you have a pneumonia. If you are just having the pain, especially with a cough, you may have pulled a muscle. Good luck.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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