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Severe pain in chest back and arms upon coughing. Got chest infection. Taking amoxicillin. ?

Severe pain in chest back and arms upon coughing. Got chest infection. Taking amoxicillin. ?

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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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I have recently had a terrible cold & chest infection & been treated with amoxicillin 250mg tds, I have suddenly developed haematuria - any suggestions?

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

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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'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?

Xray: Check with your examining physician: you could have developed pleurits ( inflammation of sac around your lungs) or costochondritis ( an inflammation of the cartilages of the ribs attaching to your sternum . In wither case these symtoms require further evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sinus infection: Antibiotic treatment should extend for a minimum of days and 14 days is not uncommon. The mucous is normal and ask your pharmacist to recommend a good expectorant.I think you will need at least 10 full days of therapy. ...Read more

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My gp gave me amoxicillin to deal with my chest infection, however I am pregnant. Is it safe to take?

My gp gave me amoxicillin to deal with my chest infection, however I am pregnant. Is it safe to take?

Yes based on FDA: Fda pregnancy category b. Amoxicillin is not expected to harm an unborn baby. The effect of the chest infection on your health is likely more risky than the amoxicillin. Your gp will guide you. Congratulations and enjoy the upcoming arrival of your child. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


Dr. Philip Miller
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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more