A 41-year-old female asked:
i can't remember if i took my daily claritin (loratadine) (loratadine 10mg). i'm also on zpack for upper respiratory infection. is it okay to take one?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 18 years experience
You can probably: take another Claritin (loratadine) and be okay with that. however I would not take another one for 24 hours. Do not take more than 1 Zpak (Azithromycin) a day otherwise you will get sick to your stomach. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.
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Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Depends: If you can wait that's best. If your symptoms are bad, and you are above average body size, and many hours from the next usual dose - it is probably okay. If you are small or can wait - do. You can take it a few hours early and slowly get back to normal time if you want. Drink some extra water and try to sleep. That will help the URI and you'll be less annoyed. Best!
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Do many people experience dry ears (crusty outer infection) and eczema like lesions on arms and legs from accutane?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
No: Eczematous otitis externa is very common, particularly among people who experience some type of dermatitis in the scalp. Autoimmune skin diseases are also more commonly associated with eczematous otitis externa. Accutane is not known to be an associated cause.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
What is better for my body to take daily up to 3 times a day paracetamol, ibuprofen or indomethacin for strong pain that keeps coming back?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Probably ibuprofen: Nsaid medicines (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) all come with risks. I want to make sure you are receiving guidance on how to take these medicines from your physician. All nsaids can cause gastritis (inflamed lining of stomach), peptic ulcers, and kidney dysfunction. They can also increase your risk of bleeding.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
My 15 year old hasbeen having cold symptoms for 5 days. Today he is coughing up blood and aching in his back and neck?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See your doc: If you are coughing up blood, this is not normal. Be seen by your doctor asap.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Every time I get sick I seem to develop a bacterial infection such as phemonia, bronchitis, strep throat. I'm 24, sick again for 3 days now. Cold?
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Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Get tested: Repeated infections in a young person suggests a weakness in the immune system. Some immunodeficiencies are genetic & show up in early adulthood. Others may be acquired such as hiv. A specialist needs to sort this out.Other diseases can mimic infection such as autoimmune disease. This requires special testing. Always maximize your general health with proper rest, nutrition & exercise.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
25 y o healthy male has a fever after taking amoxosyillin for 2 days for strep. All the symptoms of strep and an ear infection. No chills. Fever 102. ?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
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