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Amoxicillin 500mg Chest Infection
On an inhaler and amoxicillin 500mg to treat a chest infection. How long will it take for the the treatment to work?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I'm a week old pregnant and I have been diagnose with chest infection am I safe to take amoxicillin 500mg 1 pill 3 times daily?
I've had a sharp pain in my ribs for about 2 weeks I've just been on amoxicillin for a chest infection. The pain is stopping me from doing day-day?
I have recently had a terrible cold & chest infection & been treated with amoxicillin 250mg tds, I have suddenly developed haematuria - any suggestions?
Needs investigation: There are serious disorders that affect both lungs and kidneys, e.g., wegners and goodpasteur. You should consult your doctor immediately to rule out these and similar disorders. ...Read more
Can a chest infection cause tightness of the chest? An on amoxicillin and take a preventer inhaler?
I have a sinus infection and chest infection I've been on amoxicillin for two days now and feel no better and I keep coughing mucus up?
Hi. My son Taylor had virus 2 weeks ago & chest infection last week he's nearly finished amoxicillin for this. He's still sick but better. However school sent him home. He is still coughing but not as chesty I think. Can't get a docs appnt. Should I wait?
Depends: If he's breathing ok can probably wait until can get an appointment with doctor. Agree worth at least a re examination of the chest. If breathing troubles should be seen more urgently ...Read more
My gp gave me amoxicillin to deal with my chest infection, however I am pregnant. Is it safe to take?
7-10 days: It works better for infections in the nose than the chest, but usually at lest 7-10 days are needed. Some sinus infections need even longer. ...Read more
Chest pain severe: You should call your doctor immediately to report your condition. You need to be re-checked and possible have tests e.g. Chest xray, ECG etc. ...Read more
I am 11w pregnant & have a chest infection, my doctor has prescribed me amoxicillin, just double checking, is it safe to take?
Hi. I'm a 37yr old female. Smoker for 12mth. I had a chest infection 3/4 weeks ago with persistent cough. I was given amoxicillin and predisonalone. However I'm now coughing up salty clear bubbly phlem 4/5 times a day?
I've had a chest infection and was given ammoxicillin but it didn't work and was given clarithomycin and have taken half the course im still getting ti
Give it time: Some infections take time. Some are more stubborn than others. If things don't improve after finishing the total regimen, call your dr. ...Read more
Can you take prednisone and amoxcillan at the same time for a chest infection? We're prescribed for something by 2 diffrent drs?
You can but:
You can take Prednisone and Amoxicillin at the same time and there is no contra indication for taking them togetjher
But you did not say why you consulted two doctors. Are you being treated for two different medical condition. Prednisone is not used for chest infection and a short course is sometime recommended for inflammation and wheezing usually along with a bronchodilator via inhalation ...Read more
I have had a cold for a few days now is a chest infection. Sinuses are not painful can you please tell me which antibiotics will work? Amoxicillan?
I'm 18w preg, had amoxicilin for chest infection last month, this month on penicillin for bad throat infection, is it safe to take so many antibiotics?
Antibiotic usage: The antibiotics you have received are relatively safe with regard to potential complications, but all such decisions must be based on a risk/benefit assessment, and the best person to do that is your treating doctor. The overall level of health care in UK is among the best in the world. Listen to your doctor. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
I've been given amoxicillin for a chest infection, but I'm in pain and have a temperature can I take aspirin cause that's all I've got.
Aspirin: May well help to alleviate pain. So - yes, if not allergic to NSAID's. ...Read more
Is amoxicillin good for a bad cough and bacterial infection in my lungs and/or chest?, had cough for 2 weeks, on amoxicillin for 2 days now.
No: A bacterial infection in the lungs would be pneumonia. Amoxicillin would not be a good choice for this because many of the bacteria that cause pneumonia are resistant to amoxicillin. A quinolone like levoquin, a tetracycline like Doxycycline or a combination of a cephalosporin like vantin or Ceftin (cefuroxime) plus zithromax would all be effective for community acquired bacterial infection. ...Read more
Prescribed amoxicillin for suspected flu w/chest infection; having intense dizzy spells. Is that from the amoxicillin? Or from the illness? Confused!
Is naproxen safe to take when you have a chest infection? I have a migraine on propranolol for that and amoxicillin for chest infection
Naproxen's fine.: No probably to take naproxen along with amoxicillin or propranolol. Just don't OVERDO it. If you are using Naproxen to specifically treat your headaches then, you do not want to use it on more than 10 days out of any given month otherwise your headaches could be caused to get worse. Good luck. ...Read more
Chest pain, congestion, stuffy nose, green thick slimy mucus. Tooth infection, but what about the rest? Amoxicillin 6 days now- when will I be better?
I have a bad cough from sinus infection that has gotten worse and now my chest hurts extremely bad when I cough, taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?
Bacteria Chest Infection cleared up with Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) but still have difficulty breathing a bit and still feels hard to breathe. Is this normal?
Reactive airways: Given your history of allergies and persistent cough during the winter, you are at higher risk for developing reactive airways, or asthma, which can be triggered by lung infections. Reactive airways require inhalers for treatment, which would explain why only your symptoms of bronchitis or pneumonia improved. Residual pneumonia or pleuritis could also be the cause. Recheck needed :) ...Read more
Have horrible cold. Dr diagnosed me with tracheitis&a chest infection. Is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) the best treatment and how long to get better. V tired+lethargic?
I'm having a chest infection, my doctor gave me amoxicillin, I have really bad pains in breasts and upper back pain, feels so bruised sharp, swollen?
A chest infection --:
Can cause pains in the chest/back, increasing with coughing/sneezing.
Take some advil/ acetaminophen/ aleve (naproxen) (if no allergies/side effects) for it. A cough suppressant might also help. Steam inhalation are certainly helpful.
Do check with your doctor.
Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more
15mo daughter has rash on chest & back, neck & slightly on her face. She is on amoxicillin for an ear infection started Friday. Drug reaction or virus?
Difficult to answer: It's sooooo hard to say anything about rashes without seeing them. If it looks like mosquito bites and they come and go rapidly, then likely hives and that is usually a drug reaction. If a fine tiny dots, fine rash that feels like sandpaper, more likely tillness. If in doubt, stop by your doctor's office and let them peek at it to tell the difference. ...Read more
4yr old has middle ear infection with a fever of 38.9C. Also chesty cough but chest is clear. On amoxicillin today & panadol (acetaminophen). When worry about temp?
If temp is >40.5C: Contact your doctor if it doesn't respond to another dose of Panadol (acetaminophen) and cool compresses within 30 minutes. Fever is the body's way of fighting infection, and in it self is not harmful at lower numbers except your child will feel uncomfortable and is more likely to get dehydrated if not drinking enough fluids. See doctor if fever >48 hours or your child seems more ill. ...Read more
Side effects like panic attack w/ augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) given for sinus infection. Heart races, hard to breathe, nausea, tight chest. Can I take different meds?
My dr prescribed augmenting 500mg for chest infection I never read the dosage right and I took 4 today instead of 3 have diahorrea?
Stop rest of dose: Today and let your doctor know what you did so they can record it in your EHR, or they will think it's unrelated symptoms or new symptoms from something else, when it's related. Take your probiotics double strength to help with the diarrhea, and hydrate well. If this persists, you'll have to go to the ER to get IV's if you lose too much water thru diarrhea. So call your doctor now. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many bacteria and viruses that cause pneumonia. Some fungi and parasites cause pneumonia as well. Common bacteria causing pneumonia include streptococcus pneumoniae, staphylococcus aureus, klebsiella pneumoniae and hemophilus pneumonae. Common viruses include influenza, respiratory syncytial and parainfluenza viruses. ...Read more
Productive cough: When one has a chest infection, cough increases in order to clear out the excessive mucus production that one's immune system produces to help fight the infection. Fever may also be present and the mucus will often become discolored with either viral or bacterial infections. ...Read more
No: There are three products on the market which contain a long acting bronchodilator as well as an inhaled steroid, advair, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and dulera. They all have discount coupons available. One could get a similar effect by taking two medications but none are available as generics. If one is using a nebulizer and has medicare similar medications could be prescribed that may be free. ...Read more
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