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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?

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

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Infection (Definition)

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


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What is the temporary way to treat a tooth infection before dental vist if it hurts and swollen? -for my friend.

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

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Is Flagyl used to treat dental infections/dental abscess I was presribed penveek and flagyl, is this okay?

Is Flagyl used to treat dental infections/dental abscess I was presribed penveek and flagyl, is this okay?

Yes: Flagyl and pen vk is a fine antibiotic depending on the type of infection you have. If you have concerns about the medications being prescribed, you should speak to your doctor. If you don't trust your doctor, find somebody you do. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection with congestion and painful teeth be treated at home without antibios?

Can a sinus infection with congestion and painful teeth be treated at home without antibios?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Reevaluate: Sensory stimulus causing your child to try to clear ears. Have Pediatrician take a look. Also, as teeth are erupting, time to schedule with a Pediatric Dental Specialist. ...Read more

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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?

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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?

See your doctor: May be just congested sinus or you may need an antibiotic, continue the nasal wash and pain killers in the interim, good luck ...Read more

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How should I take a zpak for a bladder infection?

How should I take a zpak for a bladder infection?

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

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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!

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

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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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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?

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?

Yes!: Zithromax is a great antibiotic for respiratory infections, but does not cover urinary bacteria. That's why you were prescribed the macrobid. It is important to treat a bladder infection in pregnancy, as it may progress to a kidney infection if left untreated. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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

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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

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

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Can I take Zithromax again 5 days after taking it already knowing the infection isn't cleared by having unprotected sex three days later?

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

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Will a z-pak help urinary tract infection?

Will a z-pak help urinary tract infection?

No: A z-pak is used primarily for respiratory infections. The bacteria that cause most respiratory infections are completely different than those that cause the vast majority of utis. A z-pak will not work for a uti. ...Read more

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I have to take Zithromax for a sinus infection and was wondering if they could be crushed?

I have to take Zithromax for a sinus infection and was wondering if they could be crushed?

Zithromax: Zithromax tablets can be crushed or cut to make them easier to swallow. Remember to take the recommended dose that was prescribed for you. I can't guarantee it will taste good. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Probably but: The combination, although unusual, would offer a wider coverage but the question is what is really causing your illness. The Amoxicillin should be working by now if it is the right antibiotic. You need to see your doctor re. This. ...Read more

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Just finished a zpak for infection still have a bad cough with pain under breast and ribs?

Just finished a zpak for infection still have a bad cough with pain under breast and ribs?

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

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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

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Had a sinus infection. Was given a Zpak, didn't work. Given Augmented Amoxicillin, that worked. Now cervical & auxilery nodes are swollen. Any ideas?

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

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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?

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