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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Is it normal to have a water-like discharge in the first trimester?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on the last day of my first trimester and I was experiencing water-like discharge yesterday as if I am about to start periods. I had intercourse five to six days before this. Is this normal during this phase of pregnancy? I am experiencing an itching on my outer labia and the skin...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? From the short history, I feel this is a vaginal infection. You should have got it from that act of sex a few days ago. As a prevention, I would advise you not to have penetrative sex until the end of pregnancy. Infection from sex can also trigger a...  Read Full »

I have dry eyes after a LASIK surgery. Is there some medication I can try?

Query: Hello doctor, About two years ago, I did LASIK surgery to correct my short-sightedness. I recovered from it and have a normal vision now. The trouble note is my eyes get dry soon. And sometimes, when I wake up, I cannot even open my eyes as it is too dry, and I need to keep them closed until it wate...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry, but there is no permanent treatment or cure for dry eyes, but yes with treatment, your life will become comfortable. To treat dry eyes, we need to find the type and severity of dry eyes. The type of dry eyes is established by the clinical examination of th...  Read Full »

What does watery and foul-smelling vaginal discharge signify?

Query: Hi doctor, My aunt is 31 years old and had her uterus removed 11 years ago. From then she never had the periods nor any discharge. It was all alright until a month ago. She had suddenly started experiencing waterlike vaginal discharge which is little smelly, and it hurts in stomach sometimes. When s...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there were few more facts about your aunt regarding the indication for uterus removal, any follow-ups, diabetic status, her sexual life, etc., would have been helpful. At the age of 31 years, the most probable cause is an infection. I put forth the possibilities a...  Read Full »

I was born with one kidney, and I have been prescribed Azithromycin. Is it harmful to my kidney?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been prescribed Azithromycin for ureaplasma. I was born with one kidney, which is 100% healthy. A few months ago, the lab report showed a slight decrease in function, probably due to the Advil I took after a dental procedure. I was prone to stones, but a recent KUB X-ray showed the...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Azithromycin is excreted in the urine, and with a normal level of serum creatinine full dose can be taken like 500 mg once daily for three days safely. But when serum creatinine is increased, a dose of 250 mg once daily for three days should be taken. Is it possible to se...  Read Full »

My wife takes ayurvedic medicines for blood pressure and thyroid. Can she take Azithromycin for fever?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a fever and sore throat a week back. I tested RAT positive for COVID-19 the next day. Now I do not have a fever, but a slight cough is present. My wife has had a fever temperature of 101.6 degrees Fahrenheit with a cough since yesterday. However, her RAT test today is negative. She i...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Despite negative reports, consider her as positive only. Yes, you can give tablet Azithromycin as an antibiotic. Take care.   Read Full »

Do my symptoms of sore throat, body pains, weakness, headache, and runny nose point to a COVID-19 reinfection?

Query: Hello doctor, For three days, I have had a sore throat, body pains, weakness, headache, runny nose, and burning eyes. I do not think it is COVID-19, as I was infected only three months back, and it took one month for me to completely recover. I am double vaccinated for COVID-19. I do not use masks w...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your question. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. Yes, COVID can reinfect. However, as you are vaccinated, the severity will be mild. So, there is no need to panic. I suggest you follow the below treatment plan. Consult with a specia...  Read Full »

Which alternative medicines can I take for loose motion other than Ofloxacin and Ornidazole?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from loose motions for the last one month. I have to go about three to four times a day and every time it is semisolid, with some liquids, and leave me in itching or burning in the anus. Initially, doctor gave me Zifi-O due to which I got balanitis. So, on the third day I j...  Read Full »


Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms of the query are quite suggestive of acute gastroenteritis. I suggest you to take the following: Take plenty of fluids and oral rehydration salt sachets (ORS). Take Multivitamins course once a day and Probiotics twice a day. For further queries consult an...  Read Full »

Is it normal for a 65-year-old female to eat less following a fever treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother is 65 years old. She had a fever last week. She was taking Zerodol-P and Azio 500. Now, there is no fever but, her eating capacity has greatly reduced. After taking only a bite or two, she feels full and does not want to eat further.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.A reduction in appetite occurs due to both fever as well as drug-induced gastritis.Firstly, complete the five-day course of Azio (Azithromycin). If the fever has settled, stop Zerodol (Aceclofenac) and have it only in case of fever.She can have tablet Pan DSR (Pantoprazo...  Read Full »

Hard bump in throat and my mouth looks white.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bump in the throat. It is hard and not painful, and my mouth looks white, I looked on the internet and scared of mouth cancer. Please Help. Other symptoms I had was pain in throat for couple days, but that gone away quickly with gargling. I also have reflux (I am going to the...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The posterior pharyngeal wall has some enlarged and congested nodules (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Could be due to chronic pharyngitis. Continue the reflux medicine and when any pain is there take decongestant and Claritin (Loratadine). For more in...  Read Full »

How to get some relief from throat congestion and irritation?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from cough, irritation in throat and mild pain. I feel feverish, but do not have a real fever. Temperature variation is a problem where I live and I travel around 50 km daily by bus. I am also a smoker. During season change, I usually get into this trouble at least twice a y...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is again an episode of upper respiratory tract infection. The prescription would be the same. You try first Azithromycin once a day for five days. If it does not respond, then I suggest Amoxicillin. Along with this, I suggest Betadine gargles and syrup Alex (Dext...  Read Full »

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