Q. In spite of taking antibiotics, I still have a throat infection. What do you suggest?

Answered by
Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 28, 2017

Hello doctor,

For a throat infection, I took Azax 500 for three days, one tablet a day. Although there is an improvement, there is still a throat pain. Should I repeat the dose?



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  • Please send me pictures of your throat, so that I can suggest you better.

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Thank you doctor,

I have attached the files as requested by you.



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  • You still have pharyngitis. You should continue with the antibiotic (Azithromycin) for another three days. Also, use hexedine gargles.
  • Take a combination Diclofenac and Serratiopeptidase twice daily and tablet Vitamin C once daily.

The above medicines will be available on prescription only. Take care.

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Thank you doctor,

You have suggested that I continue with Azax 500 for another three days, besides taking the medicines suggested by you. Have I understood it right? Please confirm.



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  • You got it right. Continue the antibiotics for another three days, and take the other tablets for five days.

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Regards.

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