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Can I Take Doxycycline For The Flu
I had what felt like the flu then I was better and day 6 severe cough an breathing problems. I took doxycline but now have azithromycin. Which 2 take?
Were you prescribed these antibiotics by your doctor or you arw taking without doctors prescr[ption
we do not know what condition you are taking the antibiotics
if you have sinusitis or bronchitis or pnewmonia aziyhromycine is better in the correct dose,
if not done I will advice you to consult your doctor as to what you are taking antibiotic for, theae two antibiotics are not indicated for flu. ...Read more
Vaccine and anti:
Viral medication. Anti-virall medications, requiring prescription, can shorten the illness by a couple of days if started early. Best thing to do is to get vaccinated to prevent flu. See this site for more info.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/flu/professionals/antivirals/. ...Read more
Same thing at home: Sorry to hear you don't feel well. There are a lot of over the counter remedies to help- tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever, Motrin for aches, cough suppressant, throat losenges. Just make sure you are getting better over the next couple of days and not worse. Limit your contacts as well and wash your hands a lot. ...Read more
Depends on situation: In the first 48 hrs of symptoms there are medications that can be prescribed to help the kids not feel as sickly during the illness. If > 48hrs, the answer is more specific to each kids needs. If the kid has developed dehydration or signs of a secondary problem, a physicians help may be needed. If just mopey but taking fluids well & playing some, you might just ride it out. ...Read more
Medication questions: One makes you sleepy and one doesn't. They are otherwise similar medications. ...Read more
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Flu shot has killed virus and will not do any harm unless you are allergic to eggs. Please note that flu shot is not 100% effective even in normal people and your response may be even less, still having said all that, it is important the you take the flu shot. If you have not taken pneumonia vaccination, and shingles vaccine, you should take those also.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
Tylenonl or NSAID's: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more
My son is 3 he was prescribed promethazine for the flu. He needs to take 5 ml of it is this wrong?
Well within range: Available forms of this product are listed with a concentration of 6.25 mg/5ml. This is well within the dosage range for a 3 yo at approximately 30 lb. (15kg) the suggested dose range for vomiting is. 25-1 mg/kg/dose. ...Read more
I took my dose of. 75 Xanax (alprazolam) about an hour ago. I'm sick with the flu can I now take NyQuil?
I understand your desire to have good sleep.
Xanax (alprazolam) helps with Anxiety which can help sleep.
Exercise in the evening.
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation.
Feel Blessing of 3 million air sacs in your lungs due to which you are alive.
Believe that Breath is Life!
Using Xanax (alprazolam) with Nyquil may increase dizziness and some impairment in thinking and judgment
See Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication. ...Read more
I'm eight months pregnant. Have the beginning symptoms of the flu. What can I take and not harm my baby?
I'm eight months pregnant. Have early symptoms if the flu. Is there an over-the-counter medicine I can take?
I take prescribed oxycontin & have the flu. The body pain is unbearable at times even w/ oxy. What should I do?
Simple analgesics: I have never heard of anyone being prescribed a narcotic (opioid) for body pain from the flu ever. I know you are already on this rx and it may be you have developed opioid induced hyperalgesia from the oxycontin. The solution is lowering the dose not raising the dose. You should take Ibuprofen for the myalgias (body ache from muscle pain). ...Read more
Hey docs, what I want to know is if I take a fever reducer, am I hindering my body's ability to fight off the flu?
Many would say: Yes. This because the fever may help to kill the organism causing the infection. However, high fever - can be dangerour to the person & should be treated. ...Read more
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