Azithromycin

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 please interpret my wife's reports?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has been suffering from cold and bad throat for the past 11 days. Since then, she also has a low fever of 99 degrees Fahrenheit and it subsides during night. The doctor suggested her Augmentin 625 mg, but now her fingertips in the left hand has been swollen. As per laboratory tes...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: The hemoglobin is mildly low and red blood cells look microcytic hypochromic. She has mild iron deficiency anemia. Her WBC count is mildly high and increased neutrop...  Read Full »

Please suggest a solution for throat congestion.

Query: Hi doctor, Actually, my problem does not seem to be a serious one, but as of now it has become really annoying for me. Basically, I am giving some singing auditions. But, the problem is continuously for a period of some past eight to nine months I am having some kind of my congestion in my throat, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasheed Baig

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are facing this problem because you are putting strain on your sound box and vocal cords. You need to take a break. Give rest to your sound box for 10 to 14 days. Take plenty of water. Do steam inhalation twice a day. Also, I suggest you use some anti-inflammatory med...  Read Full »

What treatment option should I try for chlamydia other than Doxycycline?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with chlamydia last August. I contracted it in June. I took the single dose of Azithromycin immediately, along with seven days of Doxycycline. I was prescribed after a urology procedure. I tested negative in November during my three-month follow up exam. I have not be...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, as you have taken the antibiotics quite frequently, there can be a chance that there could have been antibiotics resistance development. Both Azithromycin and Doxycycline are effective against chlamydial infections and there was not any need to repeat both of t...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello Doctor, I am a 37 year old female. My height is 4.10 (in ft) & I weight around 51 kgs. I have been getting dry cough since the last one week (this is not throughout the day just intermittently). Also, very slight heaviness in the chest (not severe) while breathing. Request your suggestio...  Read Full »


Dr. Md Rajja

Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Good Evening investigation X ray chest PA view covid 19 test ; Throat swab to rule out civid 19 Rx Tab Azithromycin 500 mg 1 Tab po od 5 days Tab Loratidine 10 mg 1 Tab po tds 5 days Tab flexon 1 Tab po bd 3 days  Read Full »

What could cause discomfort feel in throat inspite of medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old female. I have allergic bronchitis since childhood. I take Asthalin and Beclate 200 rotacap and now in this COVID circumstances doctor suggested to take tablet Montek LC. I took those tablets regularly in the first week and now I take on alternate days. But then a...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see you are more disturbed by your throat problem at present. I would advise you to continue Asthalin rotacap and stop Beclate rotacap at present COVID situation because steroids increase the chances of acquiring infection and Montek LC can be continued on a daily bas...  Read Full »

Is my treatment for cough the right one?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having cough for two to three weeks now. It is mostly dry and frequent throughout the day. I am getting two to three coughs at one time and then it continues. Currently, I am taking Piriton-CS, Pantocid and Montek-LC. I had bronchitis problem a few years back wherein I used to get ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the details you have posted. The medications you are taking are good, but as you were saying that you continue to have dry cough since three weeks some changes need to be done. Avoid cool drinks or cool water. Do gargles with Listerine or Chlorhe...  Read Full »

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

Query: I had a doctor prescribe Zpack for me yesterday. I have shortness of breath and chest tightness, I was also wheezing, but when he listened to me breathing he didn’t hear it. I’m really worried about taking this antibiotic because even though I’m not allergic to any medicines that I know of, he...  Read Full »


Dr. Gauri Gadge

Pulmonologist

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

Why do I get a feel of something in throat even after removing tonsil stones?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a tonsil stone removed a few days ago thinking that is what I was feeling in my throat but it was not. There is something else I feel when I swallow. It does not hurt but just uncomfortable. It looks black maybe like a pimple or some kind of a bump.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the picture you sent. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The throat, especially the posterior pharyngeal wall and palatine pillars appear a bit congested. Now, this could be due to a few reasons either allergy and repeated throat itch, in...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest ways to remove black spots due to acne.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old male. My skin complexion is close to dark and I have been suffering with acne black spots on my face. I tried few creams, but I am not able to get rid of these black spots. I also used lemon juice to cure my black spot, but there is no improvement. Please suggest me...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest you to apply Melalite XL cream (Tretinoin) on the black spots at night in minute amounts. Please consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the treatment with consent. Continue this for three weeks and revert back. Revert back after three weeks ...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for itchy bump and rash on the buttock.

Query: Hello doctor, A red rash with white tiny bumpy spot has grown on my buttock. It is very itchy. I guess it is a fungal infection. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frankly speaking many things look like fungal infection even when they are not. So, it is better you send me photographs and details of your age, duration of problem, etc., to suggest the treatment. Till then do not self-medicate; it does more harm than good. Take care. ...  Read Full »

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