Ceftriaxone is an antibiotic belonging to the third-generation Cephalosporin group of drugs. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the middle ear, endocarditis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, skin infections, and pelvic inflammatory disease.
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Had pilonidal sinus surgery before two months. Why is it bleeding now?
Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from pilonidal sinus. I have been operated thrice in the last two years and the third operation has been successful. In the other two operations, the doctors left some of the sinus in. My main concern is that, it had been operated and healing well. It was stitched and the do... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As a matter of fact, the worst thing of pilonidal sinus is that it can be repeated after treatment including surgery. Since you have been operated lately, I would recommend you to go through a cure of antibiotics as a first try. Because, it may be an infection of the wou... Read Full »
I need a second opinion regarding my daughter's fever treatment. Please guide me.
Query: Hello doctor, My one year old daughter had a fever for four days, with one episode of seizure on the fourth day which lasted less than a minute. There was no post ictal confusion or drowsiness. At first, the doctors started with Ceftriaxone and Amikacin for four days, then a lumbar puncture was done... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. From the symptoms and investigations, your child is most probably having meningitis. The first line of treatment is Ceftriaxone and Amikacin. This covers the most common organism for meningitis at this age. The blood culture which showed... Read Full »
Please suggest treatment for UTI in a 6-month-old baby.
Query: Hi doctor, My son has been suffering with pain while urinating. He is a 6 month old baby boy. Here a local doctor did a urine test and said as Escherichia coli urinary tract infections. What is the proper treatment for this? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the report, your child is having urinary tract infection, which is resistant to many oral antibiotics. The only oral antibiotic it is sensitive to is Co-trimoxazole that is Septran. You can start a course of Septran for at least seven days and repeat a urine tes... Read Full »
I self-injected myself with Ceftriaxone after acquiring gonorrhea. Why do I feel a tickling sensation in my penis after this?
Query: Hello doctor, I had contracted gonorrhea on my first sexual encounter. So, I self-injected myself with one gram of Ceftriaxone. I had also taken a tablet of Doxycycline for over a week. But, now I feel a tickling sensation in my penis for more than a week. Why so? Please help. Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you not to take any self-medications. The drugs have to be taken only after a doctor's prescription. I suggest you do a urine culture test and urine sensitivity test to exclude any infection in the uri... Read Full »
What medicines can be given to a 4-year-old child to treat occult sepsis?
Query: Hello doctor, My 4-year-old daughter who weighs 13.5 kg is having fever ranging from 100 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit since three to four days. Syrup Calpol 250 works only for one to two hours max, after which fever spikes. We gave Meftal syrup too, which works maximum for three hours. We did a CCB and... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the report, the WBC (white blood cell) count is quite high. It is advisable to do a blood culture also to find out what organism has affected her. Also, I would want to add one more antibiotic to Ceftriaxone as it does not seem to be responding well. If the con... Read Full »
Can lower abdominal pain occur after unprotected sex?
Query: Hello doctor, My query is regarding sexually transmitted infection. I had unprotected sex 51 days back. I had mild fever with a very mild burning sensation on my penis for three days after that encounter. I consulted a doctor and she gave five shots of Ceftriaxone for five days. The mild burning ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you have been tried on multiple antibiotics on just hit and run basis. Firstly, you were given Ceftriaxone for five days without getting the relevant investigations. Then you took antiviral medications followed by Doxycycline. You have taken a ... Read Full »
What medicines can be taken for excessive sweating and light headache?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old male. I have been having light headaches, weakness, excessive sweating, and internal heat for a month now. I went to do a Widal test and my result was typhi 160++. I was given a pill at the hospital called Ciprobay which I completed the dosage but I am still feeling t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Typhoid infection takes 14 days to resolve. Please take the full dose of drugs and do not leave it incomplete. I suggest you take tablet Ceftum (Cefuroxime) 500 mg twice a day for three days and tablet Azee (Azithromycin) 500 mg once a day for three days and tablet ... Read Full »
I have a swaying sensation as if the entire earth is a boat. What could it be?
Query: Hello doctor, Have you seen any long term damage caused by cephalo-antibiotics? I have a debilitating balance issue and dizziness that feels like the entire earth is a boat. It had been like this for two and a half weeks after two of the 1 g Ceftriaxone injections. Please assume that I do not have a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is unlikely to have vestibular damage due to Ceftriaxone and that too when you have taken only two doses. I have not seen until now in my practice Ceftriaxone causing vestibular damage. Can you please tell me for what medical illness Ceftriaxone was presc... Read Full »
Why is there a continuous rise in temperature despite taking antibiotics?
Query: Hi doctor, My father is 71 years old. He had a fever for a week, and the temperature raised up to 104 during the night along with frequent urination. Two days ago, the fever came down to 98.4 for five hours but again increased to 102.3 despite taking the same antibiotics. He is taking tablet G... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and investigation (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your father has sepsis, and the antibiotics are inadequate because both Gudcef (Cefpodoxime) and Monocef (Ceftriaxone) belong to the same group and have the same mechanism of ... Read Full »
Although I have normal test results, I suffer from persistent UTI. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from UTI from last six months. All my tests are normal, but the symptoms are not going away. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should have uploaded the last urine routine examination and culture reports. Do you have any medical comorbidity like diabetes? If UTI (urinary tract infection) is there for so long, it should be investigated thoroughly. So, get an ultrasound KUB (kidney, ureter, and ... Read Full »