A 31-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

my 1 yo has been on zpack since sun. still has fever. this is 3rd ear infect in 3.5 mo & its a double. what should i do? ent? call md in morn

2 doctor answers
Dr. Mel Goldberg
45 years experience Pediatrics
Don't panic: Use the zmax for 2 more days--if still feverish may need to switch to a different antibiotic--it sometimes takes 72-96hrs of treatment to show improvement.
Answered on Apr 6, 2014
4
4 thanks
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Call md in morn: Persistence of fever over 48 hours after the initiation of antibiotics suggests bacterial resistance. Z pack (azithromycin) is not a good choice for ear infection in infant.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Pretty standard care: Other than the discomfort for the child, Rocephin (ceftriaxone) injections are pretty standard for recurrent disease unresponsive to oral meds. If the ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Use ABX,,,: At this point, it's wise to use the antibiotic for the course prescribed. If the infection doesn't improve, then a repeat visit to the doctor would l ... Read More
1
1 thank
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
38 years experience Infectious Disease
Wait and see ENT: It has been determined that for many years ear infections have been treated too frequently with antibiotics when most will resolve without antibiotics ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Pediatric fever: Fever in a baby less than a year old deserves a detailed assessment. Take baby to a pediatrician. An ER is not the place for a full evaluation unless ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month