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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Shall I take Azithromycin for chest congestion and cold?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 years old and I weigh 55 kg. l am having chest congestion and cold. The doctor prescribed me Azithromycin 500 mg for three days and Levocetirizine. I am asthmatic. I am also taking Foracort 400 twice a day whenever I have a breathing problem. My symptoms are not improving. What...  Read Full »


Dr. Abaranam Innaci

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have started on antibiotics, I suggest you take it for three days. For your asthma problem, you need to assess the level of airway diseases that can be done by pulmonary function test with reversibility. According to that, we have to adjust the dose of medicin...  Read Full »

What medicines can help my bad throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a bad throat maybe because of change in weather as I am traveling. It is like flu with a bad throat and with a blocked nose. Also, my spit is in green color now. Can I take antibiotics? Is it bacterial or viral? I am attaching a picture of my spit. Also, I am on Metformin fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Girish Subash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If it has just started now you can take antibiotics. I suggest you take tablet Azithromycin 500 mg once daily for four to five days and tablet Hicet DC (Cetirizine and Phenylephrine) one at night for three days. You can also take Xylomist (Xylometazoline) nasal drops...  Read Full »

How can cystic acne be treated without disfiguring the face?

Query: Hello doctor, How can a cystic acne be treated without devastating the face? And advice about men's health on cystic acne and what is the best treatment for cystic acne?  Read Full »


Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cystic acne comes under acne vulgaris grade 4. The generation they present as large inflamed pus-filled nodules which later develop into cysts along with draining sinuses. Treatment of severe acne includes, 1. We need to counsel the patient that severe acne can be t...  Read Full »

What medicines can effectively treat cough and sneezing?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having cough and sneezing from yesterday. I went out in the night in cold weather. I am having sneezing and cough now. Please suggest me medicines.  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Sardar Narayankar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This looks like a viral rhinitis. I suggest you consider taking tab Sinarest (Caffeine, Chlorpheniramine, Paracetamol, and Phenylephrine) twice a day for three to five days. Take salt water gargles with warm water. Also, I would suggest you take three days of oral an...  Read Full »

What to take for cough that started after going out in cold weather?

Query: Hello doctor,My father is 78 years old and has a little cough for about a week after he went out in the cold without covering up. He is not coughing throughout the day but does, especially while sleeping or early in the morning. He is not coughing out phlegm. Earlier too he has such weather changes ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems he has an upper respiratory infection. A course of Azithromycin-500 capsules once for three days will be reasonable. It is an antibiotic commonly prescribed for a respiratory infections. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start takin...  Read Full »

When I cough my chest pain gets worse. Is it something serious?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 60 year old female. I weigh 70 kg and my height is 5 feet. I am a known diabetic and hypertensive and on regular medications. I have been suffering with dry cough, fever and chest pain. When I cough my chest pain gets worse. I am unable to take deep breath, because if I inhale deep...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail and gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Please find my observations below. The chest x-ray shows certain changes which are expected for your age. There are no significant shadows...  Read Full »

Is cough medicine safe while breastfeeding?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is a lactating mother of two months old baby. Since one week she is suffering from bad dry cough. For the past two days she is unable to sleep. For every five to ten minutes she gets cough. We consulted a doctor and had medicine. But, still there is no relief. I attached the medic...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and the prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Most likely your wife might be having throat infection for which she has not received proper treatment. I recommend her to get a test called throat swab culture sensitivity a...  Read Full »

I am 17 years old with pimples for the last two weeks, which are getting worse day by day. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 years old and suffering from pimples from last two weeks. It is increasing day by day. So what will I do? Please suggest some medicine. Thank you  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is essential that you drink 4 liters of water as constipation can cause pimples. Once a regular bowel moment is established, you could apply Oxidoben cream (combination of Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide) at night over the pimples. It will dry them up and shed them away...  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-year-old. She has cat scratch fever for the past three months and does not seem to be getting better. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

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

What is the reason for headache, weakness, and stomach ache after a cat scratched me?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old girl. This week, I bought two kittens and a dog. I took good care of them and cleaned them thrice a day. One of my kittens scratched me a bit, but I cleaned the scratch with soap and alcohol. It has been six days and the scratch is gone. But, I feel very weak late...  Read Full »


Dr. Ehsan Samarbafzadeh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like you most probably do have a cat scratch disease. The symptoms usually appear a few days after the cat scratches or bites. The typical symptoms are fever, tiredness, and also a lymph node enlargement, although not all of them might appear in every patie...  Read Full »

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