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Can I take doxycycline for laryngitis?

Can I take doxycycline for laryngitis?

Laryngitis: Laryngitis typically either viral or from post nasal drip from allergies or sinus infection, most of which are viral. No antibiotic is helpful with a virus. Doxy can be used for sinus infections of bacterial but not most MDs first choice. Drink fluids, don't whisper, and try and rest voice. ...Read more

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Valacyclovir (Definition)

Valacyclovir is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more


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Can I take antibiotics for a cold?

Can I take antibiotics for a cold?

Not helpful: Antibiotics are primarily for bacterial infections. A cold is typically viral. However, you can get a secondary infection like sinusitis or bronchitis in which antibiotics would be helpful. This usually occurs after prolonged cold symptoms, congestion or other complications and is characterized by fever, sinus pain, green/yellow discharge and lack of resolution of symptoms. ...Read more

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What antibiotics can I take for pneumonia?

What antibiotics can I take for pneumonia?

Take as prescribed: A doctor must determine whether or not antibiotics are warranted for any condition. If your doctor diagnosed you with a specific type of pneumonia that antibiotics will help cure then that doctor will prescribe the antibiotic regimen for your case. If you suspect you have pneumonia and have not seen a doctor, please do so, and never self medicate. ...Read more

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Can I take antihistamines for tonsilitis?

Can I take antihistamines for tonsilitis?

Not effective: Antihistamine medications don't treat the cause of most cases of tonsillitis. ...Read more

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Should I take lysine for my chronic cold sores? If so, as treatment or to prevent? Dosage? Currently take Valtrex (valacyclovir) and use Abreva.

Should I take lysine for my chronic cold sores? If so, as treatment or to prevent? Dosage? Currently take Valtrex (valacyclovir) and use Abreva.

Pay attention: Abreva does very little, not worth the money. l-Lysine is an old scam: it did nothing 40 years ago and it does nothing now. Simple understanding of biochemistry of amino acids is enough to dispel this silly scam. See a dermatologist. Are you sure it is herpes? Valacyclovir can be helpful if dosed properly and is safe. Usual dose is 2gram at very first prodromal symptoms of each attack. Sometimes d ...Read more

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How many days straight can you take Valtrex (valacyclovir) 1000mg for coldsores?

How many days straight can you take Valtrex (valacyclovir) 1000mg for coldsores?

USUAL DOSE2grm twice: The usual dose for cold sore is 200 mgm twice a day for one day, and to be given when you feel the cold sore is starting at the earliest stage to be effective. According to latest studies that will shorten the course and clear the cold sore fast. ...Read more

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Can I have zitromax tablet for sorethroat and cough?

Can I have zitromax tablet for sorethroat and cough?

Might not need it: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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I took a zpak how soon can I take medicine to prevent yeast infection?

I took a zpak how soon can I take medicine to prevent yeast infection?

Wait: Z-packs usually do not cause bacterial or other vaginal changes leading to a yeast infection. Son't take any antibiotic, including the anti-fungal diflucan, (fluconazole) unless you actually need it. ...Read more

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Do i need to take prednisolone for bronchitis?

Not necessarily....: Acute bronchitis is due to an infection of the airways, either from a viral or bacterial infection. Steroids, like prednisolone, would only be prescribed if you develop bronchospasm due to the airway inflammation. This would manifest as wheezing or coughing, especially coughing as the rest of your symptoms are improving. See your doctor for diagnosis/treatment if you suspect bronchospasm. ...Read more

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I took 5*500 mg azithromycinfor throat , i also want to take medication for chlamydia(1gm) after how much time can I tale the course for chlamydia?

I took 5*500 mg azithromycinfor throat , i also want to take medication for chlamydia(1gm) after how much time can I tale the course for chlamydia?

Should be treated.: It sounds like the dose taken for the throat was adequate treatment for the chlamydia. So another dose is not likely needed unless there has been a sexual encounter that might have caused reinfection. In that case it would be fine to take the additional 1 gm dose the following day. ...Read more

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Can i take acyclovir for a canker sore?

Can i take acyclovir for a canker sore?

Yes, but...: Not all cankers are viral, so an antiviral may not make any difference. Also, by the time a sore is noticed, it is often time past the window of effectiveness. ...Read more

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Can i take a mucolytic agent while taking antibiotics for bronchitis?

Can i take a mucolytic agent while taking antibiotics for bronchitis?

It depends. : Mucolytic agents are common medications for bronchitis. They work by breaking up mucus in the airway, to try making it easier to breathe. The answer to your question whether they are safe with antibiotics is that generally, yes they are safe, but side effects exist. It is important to discuss this treatment approach with your doctor to make sure it is the best option for treating your symptoms. ...Read more

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Valtrex (Definition)

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Bronchitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes (the tubes that carry air to ...Read more