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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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

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

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

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

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?

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Dr. Rahul Kackar

Rheumatologist, Endocrinologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

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 »

Why do rashes appear after I shave?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 25 years old. I am getting eruptions and rashes on my face after shaving. It seems to be brown or red spots with inflammation. I do not have any burning sensation. Sometimes, I have blood oozing from it. I have tried changing my shaving cream, brushes, and razors. After doing a number...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to have gone through the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have sycosis barbae. It causes deep infection on the chin and beard. You can use Mupirocin ointment twice daily and take tablet Azithromycin 500 mg once daily for three days...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to some heart problem?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having a cough for more than a week. It is like a chesty cough, but little dry cough and I have some problem in my throat. My age is 42 and weight is 95.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I appreciate the genuine concerns regarding your health. I have carefully worked through your case and I can realize your health worries.  Read Full »

Are my iron and ferritin levels low due to Azithromycin or heavy menstrual flow?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to ask you something just to be sure. This month I used Azithromycin 500 mg for three days due to my vaginal problems. I used probiotics as well, with time gaps between antibiotics and probiotics, of course. When I stopped with antibiotics, I have continued my probiotics ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Katarya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Azithromycin is not associated with any lower hemoglobin levels. It might be due to some other reason. You need to start on some iron supplements. Sometimes, in spite of taking an iron-rich diet, its absorption is lowered due to faulty diet habits like taking iron-ri...  Read Full »

Does intake of Azithromycin help to resolve acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 17-year-old female. I have acne for the past one and a half years. It is present mostly on my cheeks. It seems to be cystic acne. But for the past few months, it seems to be better. Now, I have fewer pimples than before and they do not look like cystic. I consulted a dermatologist...  Read Full »

Dr. V Srikanth Reddy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Acne can be treated easily by using facewash, tablets, and creams. Some peoples have more oiliness on their faces and it results in breakouts. After getting controlled from these active breakouts, you can stop taking tablets and creams can be used to prevent its recurre...  Read Full »

What does acne vulgaris look like?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using Minerva-35 for years. I have melasma on my face, and my laser technician advised me to switch to a lower dose Estrogen pill to help fade the pigmentation. I switched to Mirelle, and I have been using it for four months. I have never struggled with breakouts, but now ...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no attached photograph in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to help you better. I need to see the affected area to assess the condition and to suggest appropriate diagnosis and treatment.  Read Full »

How do you prevent pimples from scarring?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a severe skin problem. Small pimples eventually grow on my face, and some pain a lot and are filled with some white stuff. A few of them leave a scar behind. My face is quite ruined. I consulted my local doctor once. She gave me medicines Azicip (Azithromycin) and a gel Clindac A ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Acne is a common problem of your age group, and you require regular treatment for that and general skincare. You should not pick or pop the pimples otherwise, it will cause acne scars. You should wash your face twice daily, containing 2% Salicylic acid. You can use Clin...  Read Full »

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