Antibiotics in upper respiratory tract infection

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I went to the doctor last wednesday and he diagnosed me with an upper respiratory infection caused by allergies. The main symptom I went there for was this brain fog, I have it bad and still have it bad to this day. The doctor said that would cause it, but i just want to know if it is true and will it be cured by the antibiodics he gave me please help.
I took one dose of Levaquin the first day of my Hawaiian vacation for a respiratory infection. Awoke in the middle of the night (about 10 hours after taken) feeling jittery in a way that defies description. Took two benadryl and tried to get some sleep. When I woke up the following morning I had anxiety that was horrific!
Streptoccocal infection is the most common bacterial infection and can cause nasal symptoms too. Indoor exposure to black mold can cause upper respiratory tract symptoms such as sore throat and cough with or without wheeze in otherwise healthy people. Ideally you should consult a chest specialist. A comprehensive investigation including CBC, throat swab, allergic tests, X-rays, examination with a scope in throat, spirometry etc is required keeping all the points in mind.
Hi, welcome to the forum, it is a problem in few patients who suffer from upper respiratory tract infection. Such cases should be carefully evaluated and systematic intervention to prevent further recurrences. Firstly you should know that few cannot tolerate particular antibiotics, in such cases alternative antibiotics can help. Antibiotics are quiet important in cases of bacterial infection which will reduce the duration of illness.
Hi, I have a chronic cough with Green Flem in my upper respiratory tract, and my question to the reader is what exactly is causing it. Is it fungal, bacterial, or virus? Try to be as specific as you can after you read my history below. Then please suggest what I should do to get rid of it if it doesn't go away with mucinex, licorice root, Zinc, Vitamin C, and antibiotics and all of the other things that I have tried so far.
RE: I am wondering if this has anything to do with me quitting smoking. This is extremely common. When you smoke, you kill the villi (think little "fingers" for moving out mucous) in your respiratory tract. When you quit, or drastically cut back, they try to regrow. Their job is to push out all that crud you've been putting into yourself. You can expect it to get worse before it gets better. There is a lot of crud down there. Be patient.
Neddypoo put it pretty well. I get the same symptoms when I am "A Fibbin". In addition to the stomach bloating and upper GI gas, my asthma kicks in. I often need to take my metered dose inhalor when I am "A Fibbn". However, I will say that I am not entirely sure these symptom, which are certainly related, are not present after the A Fib event. I am not sure whether the A/Fib is causing the gas/bloating and the asthma attack or the other way around.
Recurrent respiratory infections, concurrent with recurrent urinary tract infections is a very common scenario because infection in each of these sites, lungs and urinary tract, is very common. For this reason, the occurrence of these two, together, does not mean that they are related in any way, including having a common cause.
However the possibility of upper respiratory tract infection and allergies also cannot be ruled out. I would suggest you to take steam inhalation at least 4-5 times a day and see if you symptoms improve. If your symptoms do not improve please consult your PCP as you may need antibiotics based on the correct diagnosis. Take care!
Im not sure if these symptoms are related or if they are bacterial or viral. I have no upper respiratory tract mucus, but do feel a little tight in my chest and when I cough I feel like throwing up.
After sensitization subsequent intake of the specific antibiotic may be associated with skin rash swelling or more severe allergic reaction. 5) If you have symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection for less than 7-10 days there is a good chance it represents a viral syndrome (common cold). Your immune system should ward off the cold within 7-10 days. Your doctor decides whether an antibiotic is necessary after examining you.
The important question is why an otherwise apparently healthy woman should suddenly start having recurrent upper and lower respiratory tract infections. Unless you have been aspirating food, drinks or gastric/stomach contents due to reflux, this series of events suggests the possibility of an acquired immunodeficiency state, the most likely of which would be, common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). This is not a rare condition and it is treatable.
Fever and cough with sputum indicate an infection of the lower respiratory tract. The dizziness and headaches are a consequence to this. You need antibiotics to tackle the infection. So, please consult your primary care physician at the earliest. In the meantime you could try warm salt water gargles, steam inhalation and OTC Tylenol (acetaminophen). Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
In considering glomerular disease it is important to check for blood pressure, kidney function,a previous upper respiratory tract infection ( through streptozyme tests) , urinary protein and calcium levels, the presence of casts in the urine.An abdominal scan may be requesed to define the underlyng abdominal and pelvic structures. With regards to the presence of white blood cells in the absence of bacterial load, has your child beeen taking antibiotics prior to the urinalysis?
Im not sure if these symptoms are related or if they are bacterial or viral. I have no upper respiratory tract mucus, but do feel a little tight in my chest and when I cough I feel like throwing up. Thanx P.S. I posted in the wrong forum in support but I meant to post here again thank you.
Amoxciline is used for Upper Respiratory infection such as ear infection and nose.. Amoxicline is good at that, but not the prostate.
Hi! Indoor exposure to black mold can cause upper respiratory tract symptoms such as sore throat and cough along with wheeze in otherwise healthy people. It can precipitate asthma attacks in people with asthma. Black mold can cause hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to immune-mediated condition. So, if you have chest pain this needs to be investigated. An X-ray and simple blood test to detect mold toxins is usually confirmatory.
However, I have a lot of symptoms in these 9 months period including oral thrush with tingling feeling, recurrent upper respiratory tract infection, gastritis/esophagitis, persistent diarrhea, intermittent mild elevated liver enzymes levels, persistent chest/epigastric and upper back neural pain, numerous raised wart-like and angioma-like stuff over my body. 1.
Pain could be problems from infection in the lungs. Gurgling could be some asthma or infection, especially feeling constricted. You said the antibiotics didn't cure sinus infection this time and you have some fever. I would go back and get my breathing checked and throat. Tell him the antibiotics didn't clear you up, and you may need more. It has happened to me and I needed repeat antibiotics. Hope you do feel better soon.
The GI doctor says it is doubtful, but what is the source of the infection in the first place? Brianna was on steroids at first which did not help her headache. She is now on beta blockers which do not seem to be helping. She also has joint pain, numbness in her fingers, fatigue, and is becoming more depressed each day. Her doctors want to just experiment with different medications until we find out what works. The worst symptom is her headache and she does not want to leave the house.
Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection along with other numerous causes.As you ahd an upper respiratory tract infection prior to this ,so this possibility is more explaining.Treatment is usually warm compresses,over the counter anti-inflammatory analgesics(pain killers) like acetaminophen or ibuprofen,antibiotics if cause of infection is suspected to be a bacteria and surgical drainage if there is any abscess formation.
Hi, your symptoms could be due to a upper respiratory infection. This can cause nasal congestion and cough with phlegm. Sometimes fever and cough with thick yellow sputum indicate an infection of the lower respiratory tract. You need antibiotics to tackle the infection. So, please consult your primary care physician at the earliest. In the meantime you could try warm salt water gargles, steam inhalation and OTC Tylenol (acetaminophen). Regards.
) I won't recount what I already wrote in this thread, but I felt GREAT after 14 days of antibiotics in September. I had about 4 good weeks when I started having the dizziness again. The 1st two days were bad but the 3rd day was terrible. It got better after about 12 days, so I talked myself out of going to the ENT. Of course, last Thursday I felt like I had a cold again, and again, 3 days into it, I felt terrible. Today I feel better but the sinus pressure is just throbbing.
Urinary tract infection Action to Take: See your doctor promptly. You can help yourself by drinking at least eight to 10 glasses of water or clear liquids a day. Some physicians advise avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods. Don't have intercourse until you're cured. _____ Symptoms : Stomach discomfort or bloating after drinking or eating dairy products, such as cow's milk and ice cream.
My feeling though is that all will be well. I do not belive what appears to be a simply upper respiratory tract infection/sinusitis is related to HIV infection.
Shortly Following an upper respiratory tract infection a little over a year ago, I developed a sore throat, which I pinpointed on the soft palate, up in the nasopharynx where I can not see it. It is fairly chronic: it comes and throughout the day, and I've noticed it get worse if I consume alcohol, though I do not drink often or heavily. I've seen 2 doctors, both of whom said I had post nasal drip and polyps most likely due allergies, though Claritin & Flonase had minimal effect.
Streptoccocal infection is the most common bacterial infection and can cause nasal symptoms too. Indoor exposure to black mold can cause upper respiratory tract symptoms such as sore throat and cough with or without wheeze in otherwise healthy people. Ideally you should consult a chest specialist. A comprehensive investigation including CBC, throat swab, allergic tests, X-rays, examination with a scope in throat, spirometry etc is required keeping all the points in mind.
Is it just throat pain with mucus ? Looks like infection in upper respiratory tract. Regular gargling with salt water , hot soup can help. Some lozenges can help . Is you have fever you will have antibiotics.
The only thing I cant think of now is that I have fillings in my teeth where cavities used to be..and maybe there is infection in one. Or it could be my upper sinuses that sinus sprays cant reach... Im going back to my E.N.T to ask for a flip turn sinus flush...and im also making a dentist appointment and this time im going to be completely honest about the smell and tell them what ive read on this site about the possibility that it could be coming from a filled tooth..
Another common cause for this feeling is acid reflux following a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Here too, antibiotics may not help. An anti-reflux medication may be added. Hope that this information helps and hope that you will get better soon. Thank you for using MedHelp's "Ask an Expert" Service, where we feature some of world's renowned medical experts in their fields.
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