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Z Pack Ear
Diagnosed a week ago for middle ear infx. And finished 3 day z-pack- 500mg. Still having terrible ear pain- when will it stop?
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I have a cold and can't hear out of both of my ears. What should I do? I have already been prescribed a z pack and it didn't work.
I am on my 2nd day of z-pack and have developed a new symptom ,ear pain, if this is an ear infection will z-pack still help?
Was rx'd z pack 250 for sinus w/ear infection. After 5 days no improvement. Was then rx'd augmentum 875. Safe to take with z pack still in my system?
Sinustis.: Zithromax is not a good medicine for sinus infection. Bugs causing this type of infections are resistant to this medicine. This medicine may cause arrhythmias and other heart problems.Recent guideline stresses upon not to use it for infections which can be treated with other antibiotics. Augmenting is an excellent choice. You can take it safely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with an ear infection: prescribed amoxicillin, took it. Didn't work after a week. Prescribed a z pack, took it. A week later it still hurts?
Otitis media: Infections can be caused by viruses and bacteria. Given your poor response to the antibiotics several things could have occurred. You may well have killed the bacteria causing the inner ear event...but the inflammation from the infection takes longer to resolve. Its also very possible that this was a viral infection..therefore no antibiotics will work. ...Read more
Been sick for 7 days hacking green mucas, cough is gone but now have a lot pressure around nose and eyes and ears are stuffed. Took z pack 5 day nohelp?
41, had c diff after a z pack. terrified what i will do if i need antibio again. i tend to get ear & sinus infections. are antibios ok in the future?
Abx OK.: You may not have C diff again with repeat antibiotics. BUT you should only be given antibiotics for proven infections. Anyone who gets recurrent ear and sinus infections requiring antibiotics should be evaluated by an ENT or Infectious Disease doc to prevent unnecessary treatment. ...Read more
I have an ear infection. I took a z pack bc i'm allergic to amoxicillin. Now i still can't hear. What now?
Decongestant: You do not say if you were seeing a doctor. It would always be helpful to be examined by a professional. You might try a decongestant to open up the throat end of the eustacian tube which drains from the middle ear. If this does not work see an ENT doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer