Azithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat infections of the ear and throat, pneumonia, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and traveler's diarrhea. It works by preventing the bacteria from multiplying. Vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea are the common side effects of this medicine.

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Can you do a HydraFacial with existing acne on the face?

Query: Hi doctor,Can one get hydrafacial with acne existing on the face? What are the different types of hydrafacial available?Kindly guide.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly get it done after an active lesion of acne subsides. Please answer me the following to help you better; 1) What is the type of lesions? 2) Are the pimples pus-filled? 3) Are they painful? 4) What is your skin type? Regards.  Read Full »

What is the treatment for chlamydia infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I had received a positive chlamydia test from a laboratory one week ago. And I am experiencing a burning sensation while urinating. Could you help me get the necessary treatment or prescription? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Ivan Galic

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to the test reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), you have an STD (sexually transmitted diseases) called non-gonococcal urethritis, an infection of the urethra (tube that connects your urinary bladder and urine output...  Read Full »

What is the best antibiotic for chlamydia?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been tested positive for chlamydia infection. I am really worried about it. Kindly suggest me suitable antibiotics and the dosage to get rid of my infection. I have attached my reports. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). IgG (immunoglobulin G) in your report indicates past infection. Although no treatment is recommended, you can take capsule Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for 14 day...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have diarrhea after Azithromycin and how to stop it?

Query: Hello doctor,I took a single dosage of Azithromycin tablet at around 9.30 AM this morning for my chlamydia infection, and about an hour later, I had diarrhea. Will I need to retake the antibiotic? Will my diarrhea stop after the effectiveness of the antibiotic fade?Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your symptoms. Do not worry, as your diarrhea is the common side effect of Azithromycin. It will settle down once you stop Azithromycin tablet. I suggest you take probiotics twice daily for three days. If diarrhea is persistent or severe, sto...  Read Full »

Can playing in the water with tampons result in TSS?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old female, I am traveling, and a week back I went on a canyoning adventure while I was on my period. I wore a tampon for nearly eight hours while going in and out of the river water. The water was flowing so I hoped there would not be much dangerous bacteria, but I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let me get few facts straight, toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a complication of using tampons, but it is not the commonest complication. So you have to rule out other common causes. You have a risk of TSS if you do not change tampons for days, or have unhygienic metho...  Read Full »

My 19-year-old daughter does not have improvement after cat scratch fever. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My girl is 19. She has cat scratch fever for three months and does not seem to be getting better. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi,Welcome to there is no improvement in a disease for the past three months, then the primary concern should be the resistance to the treatment used.Bartonella group of organisms causes cat scratch disease. They are more prone to systemic complications.They are atypical bacteria with...  Read Full »

How to manage dry cough that is present from a week?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 37-year-old female with a weight of 51 kilograms and a height of four feet ten inches. I have a dry cough for a week intermittently. I have a slight heaviness in the chest while breathing. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Md Rajja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can take an X-ray of the chest in a posteroanterior view. You can do a throat swab test to rule out covid-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). You can take tablet Azithromycin 500 mg once a day for five days, tablet Loratidine 10 mg thrice a day for...  Read Full »

Are increased heart rate and anxiety side effects of Z-pack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female who is a smoker. My doctor prescribed Z-pack for me yesterday. I have shortness of breath and chest tightness, I also had wheezing, but he did not hear it when he listened to my breathing. I am really worried about taking this antibiotic because even though I...  Read Full »

Dr. Gauri Gadge

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you are worried about the side effect of the prescribed drug. In my opinion, Azithromycin is one of the safe drugs, so do take medicine without any doubt. Secondly, I would like to know your history in detail. And last but not least, in my opinion,...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some medicines for my grandmother's throat pain.

Query: Hi doctor,My grandmother, who is 70 years old, is suffering from severe throat pain. She had cold, cough and fever before two days. We consulted a doctor and had medicine. Then, she was fine for a day without any fever. From yesterday afternoon, she started complaining of throat pain. She could not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. First and foremost, I like to inform you that your grandmother is having some form of infection and most probably upper respiratory tract infection. This needs to be diagnosed properly after examining her. She may not be agr...  Read Full »

What happens when a sinus infection does not go away?

Query: Hi doctor, I have long-lasting effects of COVID-19 for a year. I have a sinus infection and upper respiratory infection, and Azithromycin did not work in my case. My doctor prescribed Levaquin, and I am scared to take it because of the reports of heart and tendon issues. One time when I took Levaq...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Kackar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Take Vitamin D 2000 IU daily, Zinc 22.5 mg, Vitamin C 500 mg twice daily, Vitamin A 5000 IU daily for two weeks, and Magnesium around 200 mg daily for one week. Drink lukewarm water throughout the day and take steam inhalation twice daily with a pinch of turmeric pow...  Read Full »

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