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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I am suffering from infection in vulva for the last 60 days even after having medications. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from an infection in my vulva for the last 60 days. Having severe itching, redness, and inflammation on superficial skin, like urticaria or hives, but I am not sure what type of infection I have. My doctor said that this was a fungal infection and gave me a tablet ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gohel Harshul Maheshbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your history is suggestive of bacterial infection. And it should also be ruled out. But till then, we can start prophylaxis therapy. It is also to be evaluated for your sexual habits and any recent or past infection of your male partner. If possible, follow up with com...  Read Full »

How much Azithromycin can I give my child to treat his fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 6-year-old son and he weighs 39.6 pounds. He has a tonsils infection. He has a high fever and I am giving him Meftal P every eight hours and Paracetamol three times daily after food as per prescription. Also, the doctor prescribed Azithromycin 200 mg syrup for him. But, from t...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Azithromycin dose for children is 4.5 mg per pound single dose per day for three days. So, you can give a total of 180 to 200 mg per day that is 0.1 fluid ounce of 60 mg/mL syrup once daily for three days. I would suggest you go for Amoxyclav (Amoxicillin and Clavulani...  Read Full »

Having a lump on the posterior side of the testis. Can you suggest any treatments?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I had testicle and lower abdominal pain from couple of weeks, but I did not have burning sensation on urinating. So, I started taking antibiotic Azithromycin and analgesics Ibuprofen. Now my pain has almost subsided, but I have developed a lump on the posterior...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, it appears that you are suffering from epididymo-orchitis, which is a condition characterized by inflammation of the testis leading to testicular pain and epididymis (a structure behind test...  Read Full »

Treatment for high fever and throat pain.

Query: Hi doctor,I am having a high fever of 103 degrees Fahrenheit, continuous sneezing and throat pain in the morning. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This seems to be a streptococcal throat infection with possible tonsillitis if you have difficulty swallowing as well. High-grade fever confirms a bacterial infection and hence, you have to be started on broad-spectrum antibiotics. I do suggest the following medicin...  Read Full »

Can antibiotics cure seasonal allergic cough?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past three years, I have been suffering from an allergic cough. I have a cough only during the months of September and October. It stretches for a period of 1-2 months. This time my PCP gave me a Decadron shot and within a few hours my cough got better. Should I buy the prescribed...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With the conversation, I understand that you are a 33 year old male suffering from cough especially during the months of September and October through the years. Therefore, it is clear that you are suffering from allergic bronchitis. It is considered to be seasona...  Read Full »

Will Z-Pak relieve my fever, coughs, and runny nose?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old male with ulcerative colitis since the age of 9. I woke up with a nasty fever, mucus filled coughs, and runny nose. I was curious how a Z-pack would affect me.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The possibility of respiratory tract infection is more likely. You should definitely take Z pack (Azithromycin), no need to worry about this. Along with Z pack also, do warm water gargles and steam inhalation 4 to 5 times a day. If it does...  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 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 and t...  Read Full »

I am suffering from a dull pain in one of my testicles and stings when urinating. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a dull pain in one of my testicles and stings when urinating. I have completed both chlamydia and gonorrhea test and both are negative. I took the tablet of Azithromycin for seven days. The symptoms started to fade away after two days but returned back. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, It sounds like you may be experiencing symptoms of a possible urinary tract infection. There are better drugs for urinary tract infection than Azithromycin. Take the antibiotics specifically for urinary tract infection. If symptoms not resolve...  Read Full »

Can my partner take Unwanted-72 after sex to avoid pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,One day ago, my partner and I had sex. And the next morning she takes Azithral 500 mg. Will this affect her pregnancy? When do the female egg and male sperm actually connect with each other?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Azithral (Azithromycin) is safe during pregnancy and is a category-B drug. So, it is not going to harm in any way. Moreover, after intercourse, the sperms usually take 24 hours to fertilize the egg in the fallopian tube if it has already been released. The life of th...  Read Full »

Does Augmentin or Azithromycin work better for throat infections?

Query: Hello doctor, Which drug works better for throat infection, Augmentin or Azithromycin?  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We usually do not care about throat infection when it is mild and then it gets worsened and causes undue discomfort. Regarding choice of appropriate antibiotic, it is very important to know your history. It includes previous use of recent antibiotic, presence of fever, ...  Read Full »

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