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Z Pack Rash
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I have a rash on forearms & thighs. Skin colored, slightly pink. Not itchy. Small bumps all over, not patchy. Possibly allergic reaction to z-pack?
Many possibilities: This could be a reaction to a z-pac, a new food, or some other exposure. I would hold stop the med for now and contact your pcp in the am. S/he may want to change the med or have you evaluated. This med is going to be in your system for a while. So more rash may continue to come up for some time.See 1 more doctor answer
Took a 5-day z-pack post wisdom teeth extraction & and recently finished it. I now have a face rash w/ little red bumps. Why/how can I get rid of it?
I've had an itchy rash (like sandpaper) on my soft palate, tonsils and upper throat for 6 wks. Antifungals and z-pack Abx have not helped. What next?
See ENT: If you have not done so, have your primary physician refer you to an ENT for an evaluation.See 1 more doctor answer
Diarrhea...: ...Is the most common. Allergy, cardiac effects, other problems are possible but extremely rare. The biggest concern, of course, is helping bacteria become resistant, but since Azithromycin is never used to treat very serious infections, this is less of a problem than with other antibiotics.
Yes you can: Yes there no bad interaction between the two medicines. It is safe to take them together.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: They do not conflict and treat different disorders.
Zithromax Side Effec: Depends on what side effects you have question for, most of GI side effects like loose stools, stomach pain, nausea&vomiting can sometime persist more than week in some cases. Acute allergic reaction with difficulty breathin, tightness in chest& pain, irregular heart beat, rash, muscle weakness, wheezing, vision problemsetc, in some cases may persist>6 days. There are many more side effects, can you be specifi.
2-3 days: If there is no improvement if 72 hours, you amy have a strain that is resistant to azithromycin. Rates of resistance to z pack are at least 40% here in the new york area. Let your doctor know if you still have severe pain or fever after 3-4 days. Keepin mind that the vast amount of tonsil infections are viral and will clear on their own in 7-10 days.