What antibiotics should I take to reduce my chest infection?

Ask your doctor. Proper antibiotic selection & use requires a history be taken, an exam & possibly x-rays. If your condition is not worrisome enough to seek such a consultation it is not one that requires antibiotics. Random use of a little here & a little there saved from some prior illness is neither smart or effective. Failure to complete a prescribed course of meds contributes to the emergance of superbugs.

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Can I take amytriptaline with a chest infection. I am taking clamytherisine antibiotic and prednisalone?

Probably ok. The only potential problem would be the risk of what's called QT prolongation which can be a side effect of both amitriptyline and your antibiotic. The QT interval is part of your heart rhythm and many medications effect it. May be dose dependent. If you have any preexisting heart problems you may need an EKG. Discuss with your doc. Read more...
Yes. Should not be a problem over the 10-14 days you are taking additional medication. All the best. Read more...

Having chest infection n taking anti biotics last day. Suddenly green phlegm reduced by 90% today surprisingly but feel slight chestdiscomfort. Normal?

Chest Infection. It seems you are getting better, if there is no cough and phlegm has cleared.Then just watch and see if it goes away, if not follow up with your doctor. Read more...

I have a chest infection and started Clarythramycin Feb 7@ 250 mg 2x/day. I am chocking really badly. How long before antibiotic starts to work?

It take more. did you treat yourself or you saw a physician that prescribed you the medicine i really did not understand what you mean by choking are you having so much posterior sinus nasal drip that is choking you or you meant by choking you are running out of breath my advice go and see a doctor or stay withe doctor that you have and follow the instruction it take a while for a medicine to be effective. Read more...
24-36 hours. You may need some cough suppressant also. You may want to try some cough syrup with dextromethorpan (DM) to help with your cough. If you are having trouble breathing you may need immediate attention at an Emergency department. Drink plenty of fluids, take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for fever. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! Read more...

90 year old male finished antibiotic for chest infection still full chest?

?pneumonia. If you still feel sick after the antibiotic perhaps it did not respond and you may need a different and stronger antibiotic. Please see your doctor. Read more...

Have bad acid buring all time but got chest infection what's the best antibiotic that won't upset stomack and make acid worse?

Pneumonia. If you mean that you have pneumonia you need to be seen ASAP by a doctor and evaluated to determine the particular antibiotic, if any, that may be needed. Your gastric hyperacidity needs to be evaluated as well since you may have Helicobacter pylori infection. Symptoms can be controlled with drugs that reduce gastric acidity. See your doctor. Best wishes. Read more...

My child still has a body temperature of 98.9- 99.5 on the 3rd day of an antibiotic course for his chest infection. Is the antibiotic working?

Antibiotic. Not antipyretic, antibiotics are for treating infection not to reduce fever, your child has a low grade fever, he might be responding to the antibiotic and infection is being cleared hence the reduction oin fever, or he has had a viral infection from the start, and also abating, just observe for improved general condition, if not, see the doctor for re-evaluation. Read more...

Hi, my 3 year old has a chest infection and started a antibiotic 3 days ago, but to me she is getting more unwell, her cough is horrible, is it normal?

Let explain. If she is not getting better take back to the doctor and have check her again, possibility do chest x-ray and may change her medication and nebulizer to the treatment. Read more...
Go to MD. If it is your instinct that your child is getting worse, i would take her to the doctor as soon as possible. Sometimes a chest infection can progress into pneumonia. Read more...

Is it to be expected that three weeks after antibiotic treatment for a chest infection which caused pain when coughing that I still have pain?

Unlikely. You need to be re-examined and re-tested. It would be helpful to know more history and symptomatology. What you have provided makes it very difficult to even make a presumptive diagnosis. Read more...
Possibly... Musculoskeletal pain from coughing may be due to muscle strain, cartilage inflammation or even a rib fracture. Regardless of the precise cause, you may still have pain from these conditions even after the cough resolves. You should be gradually feeling better once the cough completely resolves. If the pain is worsening after the cough is gone, see your doctor. Read more...