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Can Zpak Treat Dental Infections
I have an upper respiratory infection and I am being treated with a zpak I had some blood In my phlegm is this normal from the hard coughing?
Could be normal: Generally speaking patients with illnesses that cause heavy coughing can develop some blood tinged sputum. As long as you're under treatment and it does not worsen and improves you should be fine. The biggest concern with bloody sputum is tuberculosis, and unless you have reason to believe you have had exposure tuberculosisyou will likely be fine. ...Read more
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
What is the temporary way to treat a tooth infection before dental vist if it hurts and swollen? -for my friend.
Temp fix swollen: Usually I recommend nsaids, i.e... Advil, (ibuprofen) alleve, Ibuprofen, aspirin, Motrin. These will help relieve pain and reduce swelling. However, this is just to buy you time until you can get to the dentist. If you have hard time breathing due the swelling go the emergency room right away. Your dentist may prescribe some antibiotics after you are seen, or before he/she can treat the problem. ...Read more
Is Flagyl used to treat dental infections/dental abscess I was presribed penveek and flagyl, is this okay?
See a dentist: In some cases, chronic sinusitis may be caused by a tooth infection. See your dentist to rule out any dental problem. ...Read more
Winsdom teeth are fully grown in. Only issue is small flap of gum that goes over side of tooth, gets infected. Ways 2 treat/prevent infection at home?
Wisdom teeth: In many cases wisdom teeth should be extracted due to complications associated with the presence of tooth decay or gums. It is a common procedure, generally performed under local anesthesia, intravenous (IV) sedation, or general anesthesia by a specially trained dentist or oral surgeon. Often extracting a wisdom tooth is the best solution. See your dentist for x-ray and evaluation. ...Read more
I have been treated for a sinus infection for the past two weeks. Finished the antibiotics but still feel congested and have pain above my upper teeth?
Infection may remain: Although you have been taking antibiotics, it sounds like the sinus infection is not cleared up. You may want to speak with your MD or pharmacist about trying a different antibiotic regimen. ...Read more
6mo old cutting front four teeth and just treated for double ear infections. Could shaking head side to side be considered a normal reaction to either?
I just had a bad cold and I think a sinus infection I treated with nasal spray. All symptoms went away But now my cheek bone and upper teeth throbbing?
Maybe wrong antibiot: Although macro lid antibiotics like Azithromycin may treat some of the bacteria causing a uti, it is not one we usually use in this purpose. If it is an antibiotic you have on the shelf, I would recommend you contact you doc for a urinalysis and culture so that you use the right drug for the right bug. ...Read more
Rsp infection x2weeks. Zpak. Coughing up green mucus a week after stopping zpak. Never felt completely "well"now still sick and mucus is green again!
Antibiotics for URIs: It's not surprising that you didn't get better. Most upper respiratory infections (uris) are caused by viruses. Since Azithromycin treats only bacteria, it is usually just a placebo when given to people with uris. The color of your sputum is not helpful in determining whether you need antibiotics. If you have no fever and are breathing normally, you probably just need cough medicine. ...Read more
Was on zpak now I'm on cephaexin for sinus infection I'm worried because I'm still have orangeish or brown drainage a lot it's thick. I'm not sick?
Get further: Evaluation by your pcp! May need catscan sinuses- he'll be able to tell what's going on. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with campylobacter infection after 6 weeks of symptoms. I was given zithromax for 3 days but my symptoms remain. What should I do?
Go back the doctor: You could now have C. Diffi. Or a new miner of other thinks going back on. 6 weeks is too long ...Read more
My obgyn gave me antibotics for bladder infection it starts with an m I just took zpak less than a week ago should I still take these?
What are the reasons for swollen R supraclavicular lymph node. I'm 40, dr put me on zpak in case of underlying infection, will recheck in 5 days.?
Infection/cancer: Supraclavicular nodes are concerning. Nodes in general swell due to infection or cancer. Right supraclivicular nodes can be associated with cancer in the mediastinum, lungs, or esophagus. Make sure that your doctor follows up on this closely because if it does not resolve you will need further testing. ...Read more
Was on zpak now on keplex had sinus infection still blowing orange is brown but don't feel sick am I ok? Was told orange means bad but I feel good
Orange snout: Sometimes occur when blood is mixed with snout and infection. If already on treatment and improving there should be no cause for alarm. ...Read more
Dr have 4yo zpak for 5 days for bronchitis and sinus infection. He wrote it for 5ml po qd, isn't the firT day suppose to be doubled? Then 4 days lower
Antibiotic: You are correct that day 1 is double the dose and the next 4 days would be half that dose, however in certain circumstances we do give the higher dose for 5 days or even 10 days. It is safe ...Read more
How many doses does it take to cure pid? I had the recephin and zithromax once it did help but still feel the infection. Lingering 3mths
Needs follow up: Usually only one treatment is required. It is important that you schedule follow up though if you're still having residual pain. ...Read more
Can I take Zithromax again 5 days after taking it already knowing the infection isn't cleared by having unprotected sex three days later?
Probably no need: Azithromycin (Zithromax) is very long acting; it remains in the system for over 10 days after a single dose. Having sex 3 days after treatment isn't recommended, but the drug still in your system would prevent you from being reinfected with chlamydia. Maybe a different story if it's something other than chlamydia; ask the doctor or clinic where you were treated. ...Read more
Had a bad chest infection in March. Cleared up right away on a Z-pak. Ever since, sometimes get weird feeling there. Psychosomatic or recurring?
Who knows?: Pulmonary function testing can be very useful to check out your lungs. ...Read more
I have an autistic 6 year old son and I've noticed when he takes zithromax, his autistic symptoms almost disappear. Could his autism be an infection?
Well known: It is well known that some kids with autism do well ironically when physically sick with temporary improvement in social and interpersonal relations, facial expressions and decrease in stereotype behavior. It might be coincidental that he has been on zithromax while sick. Next time ask his pediatrician to try a different antibiotic and. See what happens, . ...Read more
Recovering from sinus infection, went through zpak and antibiotic. Yesterday evening right side of tongue, back near tonsils began hurting. Hurts to s?
Is it ok to take amoxicllin and zpak at the same time? I've been taking amoxicllin for 5 days for a sinus infection but might have walking pneumonia.
Re-evaluation: If a person is treated with an antibiotic and fails to have a good response, that should cause suspicion that there is a complication, the diagnosis was incorrect or there is more than 1 problem occurring. There are many causes of cough and while Azithromycin is effective at treating atypical pneumonia, it would not be helpful if the cause was cardiac, asthma, etc. ...Read more
On zpak for sinus infection. Noticed that within 30 mins of taking it my heart is racing. Is this a common side effect?
No but: If you have prolonged QT interval, this side effect may be life-threatening. Must stop Zpak immediately and get an EKG to confirm this suspicion since several abx and some drugs may cause similar problem if you do have a prolonged QT issue. ...Read more
Had a sinus infection. Was given a Zpak, didn't work. Given Augmented Amoxicillin, that worked. Now cervical & auxilery nodes are swollen. Any ideas?
Axillary nodes: Are not typically enlarged due to sinus infections. Another cause should be considered. Your primary care healthcare practitioner should be able to help you sort it out. ...Read more
Have sinus infection on zpak today but all of a sudden having yellow like water coming out off and on no head trauma why it's kinda warm?
Sinus Drainage: What you're describing his drainage from the infected sinus. There is fluid in the sinus that was trapped and now this fluid is coming out through your nose. ...Read more
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