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A 26-year-old male asked:

i have throat pain of two months on posterior pharyngeal wall.i was taken ceftriaxone sodium 2g injection plus azithromycin 2g .is it gonorrhea?

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Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Possibly: If you are given these antibiotics - this could be gonorrhea / chlamydia if you want more detail, go here:.
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Gonorrhea usually: Presents with penile discharge and not as upper respiratory symptoms. I presume your dr did all the necessary tests and culture to check for a specific organism causing your symptoms. Take care!http://m.Cdc.Gov/en/healthsafetytopics/diseasesconditions/stds/gonorrheafs.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

I am being treated for chlamydia zithromax 250mg twice today and once daily for the next 4 days one of the symptoms I ve been experiencing is lower back pain which I thought might be associated with PID will the zithromax treat PID or should I schedule an

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Dr. Adam Newman
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A 55-year-old male asked:

Three years ago, I was stung by a yellow jacket on the side of my big toe. The pain is so intense that I get tremors. I took benadryl (diphenhydramine). There is no swelling now. Canthere be possible nerve damage?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Probably not: It may me a reaction to the sting. You should seek medical attention asap.

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