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Can OTC generic amoxicillin treat uti, along w/ it im taking OTC Azo and vit c to acidify my urine..
I just finished amoxicillin for strep/sinus issued last week now I'm all congested again! Thinking its allergy related, any OTC could help?
Consider consult: Hard to know without more information. Allergy is possible, but so is inflammation from a partially treated infection. Sometimes a longer course of antibiotics is necessary for true bacterial sinus infection, particularly if there was initial improvement. Sometimes a short prednisone course is given to resolve inflammation and improve efficacy of the antibiotic. Consider a consult to discuss. ...Read more
My daughter is 9 and is taking amoxicillin for strep , she has a cough that won't stop so which kind of cough medicine can I buy OTC for her ?
RobituscinDM/DELCYM: I presume she has been examined by md and does not suffer from asthma or allergic conditions.And cough is the only symptom and you need some over the counter cough medicine for symptom relief.Suggest 1extra fluids 2over the couner cough medicine containing an expectorant like guifanicin and cough suppressant like dextromethorphen robituscin dm delcym is 12 hour/ no expectorant discuss with md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it alright to take an OTC cough syrup while taking an antibiotic? I went into see a doctor today and was diagnosed with bronchitis. I took my first dose of amoxicillin at 4pm cdt. I am having one of those hacking coughing attacks almost to the point of
Yes: Amoxicillin should be compatible with otc cough meds. May take a few days to see improvement. Honey has been shown to be equally effective as dextromethorphin in suppressing cough. Make sure that otc is not just Guaifenesin which only thins mucous. Could do dextromethorphin and honey together. Could go to Codeine syrup if cough dry. Don't stop cough completely if mucous coming to clear lung. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 16-month old has diaper rash from amoxicillin prescription for uri. Also rx'd prednisone. Can the pred. Help pain for rash, or should OTC ibuprof better?
Use an ointment.: The pain of the diaper rash is mainly caused by the diaper and the urine and stool touching the rash. Coat his bottom with a thick film of zinc oxide paste (found in most over the counter diaper ointments) to protect it. If that does not help, then Ibuprofen is a good pain reliever. You should give the Prednisone as prescribed - it should never be given outside of what it says on the label. ...Read more
Is it ok to take an OTC sleep aid while on 10mg of prednisone, three times a day I have tonsillitis, so i was put on prednisone and amoxicillin. The prednisone has caused me lack of sleep.
Most : Most otc sleep aids contain diphenhydramine, if this is what you plan on taking, then there is no interaction between the two (diphenhydramine and prednisone) and you should be fine. Insomnia is usually not a side effect of prednisone; consider other reasons. If this problem persists bring it to your doctor's attention. Best of luck. ...Read more
I was sick 3 wks ago- doc prescribed amoxicillin. improved, but have had a post nasal drip ,throat clearing and cough . What otc nasal spray is best?
Viral or allergic ca: The cause of your post nasal drip and subsequent throat clearing is almost certainly mucus generated in your nose secondary to either an allergy or a viral infection. Your response to the amoxicillin was most likely serendipitous. There are many nasal sprays. There is no one best spray. There are pluses and minuses to each. Discuss them with your doctor. ...Read more
I am on prednisone & augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for bronchitis & a sinus infection. I have such a congested horrible cough. Im also an asthmatic. Is there any remedies or OTC meds that would help the congested cough?
A few ideas: Your medications sound appropriate for your diagnoses. What i did not hear you mention was that you are using your asthma inhalers regularly. This is key, of course, for your lung health. Also inhalation therapy of steam scented with menthol or herbs can be helpful for both lungs and sinuses. And have an adult try percussion-lightly pounding your chest with a cupped palm to loosen the phlegm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers