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29 yr. Old male with history of hypothyroid & has severe head cold and chest congestion since dec. Muscle weakness and fatigue. Is amoxil (amoxicillin) best route?

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Dr. Robert Grieco
Family Medicine

In brief: Not cold

"a cold" it is generally meant to refer to a viral upper respiratory infection or uri.
This is a self limited infection which means it gets better on its own in 1-2 weeks. When respiratory symptoms have persisted for this long it's time to look for another explanation. See a doctor who can take some time, and follow up.

In brief: Not cold

"a cold" it is generally meant to refer to a viral upper respiratory infection or uri.
This is a self limited infection which means it gets better on its own in 1-2 weeks. When respiratory symptoms have persisted for this long it's time to look for another explanation. See a doctor who can take some time, and follow up.
Dr. Robert Grieco
Dr. Robert Grieco
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Should see doc

Antibiotics are not the right answer for "head cold" and congestion especially since it has ben going on since dec.
Muscle weakness and fatigue may be related to the hypothyroid so one should consider a thyroid test.

In brief: Should see doc

Antibiotics are not the right answer for "head cold" and congestion especially since it has ben going on since dec.
Muscle weakness and fatigue may be related to the hypothyroid so one should consider a thyroid test.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Impossible to say.

Without complete data and the ability to perform a history and physical it is impossible to recommends specific therapies.

In brief: Impossible to say.

Without complete data and the ability to perform a history and physical it is impossible to recommends specific therapies.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Keith Goldstein
Occupational Medicine

In brief: Not best route

Amoxicillin, a common antibiotic helps us by assisting in killing certain types of bacteria which may cause illness.
Head colds with congestion are most often caused by a variety of respiratory viruses (common cold) which are not affected by antibiotics. A common misconception is that an antibiotic can help with colds. It cannot. Hypothyroidism, if not properly controlled, can cause fatigue.

In brief: Not best route

Amoxicillin, a common antibiotic helps us by assisting in killing certain types of bacteria which may cause illness.
Head colds with congestion are most often caused by a variety of respiratory viruses (common cold) which are not affected by antibiotics. A common misconception is that an antibiotic can help with colds. It cannot. Hypothyroidism, if not properly controlled, can cause fatigue.
Dr. Keith Goldstein
Dr. Keith Goldstein
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Dr. Alan Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: See doctor

Your head and chest cold should have nothing to do with your hypothyroidism.
If you have had symptoms for over a month, you need to see a doctor to find out why.

In brief: See doctor

Your head and chest cold should have nothing to do with your hypothyroidism.
If you have had symptoms for over a month, you need to see a doctor to find out why.
Dr. Alan Feldman
Dr. Alan Feldman
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