Antibiotics virus cough

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I went to a doctor and she gave me azithromycin. Three weeks later I went to Cuba and came back with a horrible cough. I went back to see the doctor and she said I just caught a virus somewhere and gave me biaxin for 10 days. 3 weeks late, I am still coughing and my throat is itching. It’s been going on over 2 months now. Two years ago I had something similar, except I would cough so hard that I would puke and it lasted for 4 months. Can somebody help me please?
Ensure that you do not suppress a cough with green/yellow loogies as this generally carries bacteria. Instead cough away and get it out. The fever is the sign of virus so could just be a bad cold. Either way, suck it up and wait it out. If symptoms persist for more than a week, see your doctor again, as antibiotics may be of benefit but not always.
After starting a course of antibiotics it is essential that you complete it. Not completing a course of antibiotics can lead to "super bugs" that are resistent to antibiotics. Cough for 2.5 weeks is indicative that something besides a virus is going on. A virus should run its course in 2 weeks. Your doctor feels that you are not sufficiently over the cold and that antibiotics are required to get you over this. I assume he listened to your lungs. He heard things that you cannot.
My son (3 year old) had a throat virus which left him with a cough...it started as a night cough and grew worse....then it changed into a a productive cough...it has been going on for 2 months now with no other symptoms apart from occasional sneezing and runny nose. He has been prescribed antibiotics which he has just started...however the GP has told me it may be asthma...but there is no breathlessness, wheezing etc...can anyone help?
I was told by my doctor. ( I had this dry cough too) that she thought it was chronic sinusitis. She put me on Z-pak antibiotics and gave me codiene cough meds. This took care of my nightime cough. You may want to see an ENT?
I did get a chest x-ray, which showed nothing of concern. Just as the cough started to get a bit better, i got really sick (strep virus). That was treated with antibiotics. After that cleared, the cough went away for the most part. In the past few months, the cough has returned. It is sometimes accompanied by an ache in my right shoulder blade area and what feels like a tenderness on my ribs under my right arm. Sometimes i think i feel a related sensation or achiness in my right arm.
Taxim is an antibiotic, if it doesn't worth then it's possible the bug the dog's caught is a virus and not a bacterial infection (since antibiotics DO NOT fight viral infections), something like a flu, in which case... heat, water, food, rest. It's also possible it's unrelated to any infection. Some breeds of dog (such as the pug and the bulldog) have a very flat face which means their soft palate is pressed back into their throats causing all sorts of respiratory problems.
At the shelter they told me to watch for kennel cough. She is sneezing and coughing. Today I noticed a runny eye, and she seems unactive (especially for a kitten). I can not take her to the vet or back to the spca. I adopted her at a shelter that is 4 hours away. I went to the feed store to get amoxicilyn, but the said u can not get it in ca.
Two months later he's still coughing even more. He does cough up phelm, but its no blood in it (yet)! He's never smoked, never drank, 46 years old, he works "graveyard shift" at a place producing product labels. What could it be?
Thanks for posting, funky. Sometimes even GERD or sour stomach or reflux and heartburn can cause a cough. - I cough, too even though I had a surgery (fundiplication) to help my reflux/GERD. Yeah, I guess doctors can't fix everything. I'm going to try the licorice. Can't hurt.
It is possible for a cough caused by a virus to last for several weeks. Since your cough is not improving, I would suggest seeing your doctor. Generally if it were simply a virus, your cough would not be nearly this severe and it would have started to get better. It is possible that the virus has irritated the airways of your lungs and this is now causing your cough. Pertussis can happen in adults, even those who have been vaccinated.
It is not uncommon for a cough caused by a virus and/or an exposure to irritants to last for several weeks. Sinusitis is a common cause of chronic cough. Sinusitis is an inflammation, or swelling, of the mucous membranes that line the sinus cavities. This can block sinus drainage and cause increased mucus production.
I am an 18 year old female, I have had a severe cough for over 6 weeks with a lot of phlegm that is difficult to cough up, I also have asthma which is making it very difficult to breathe, especially at night. I have lost 20 pounds and now am 95 pounds and feeling very tired. I am coughing and wheezing all the time, I cant go 3 minutes without coughing and coughing, its very annoying, please what can I do??
Some Vets will suggest this test, some will not...They will just go ahead and treat... Next- Kennel Cough- This is a virus and antibiotics will do nothing.....Cough syrup is very necessary to help this run it's course.....Lasts a few weeks & the cough is excessive!!!! Collapsing Trachea- Common in small breeds- This cough is more like choke-gasp, choke/gasp....It sounds like a goose honking....Meaning like when your sucking through a straw & it collapses.
I doubt they will let me take anything, and antibiotics aren't going to help if it's a virus. Ugh. The flu is only worse when it's the flu and you're pregnant and have morning sickness!
My 12-month old has been dealing with chronic cough and runny nose for five months. This first started in October of 2008. Originally, I was told by her GP and an Urgent Care Doctor, that her ear was red but she just has a cold and, "We don't prescribe antibiotics for a cold." When her condition worsened, her doctor diagnosed both ears with an infection and prescribed her Amoxicillian. Two weeks later, on Halloween, she was back at urgent care, worsethan before.
I can sympathise with you all that have this nagging cough. I had a cold virus in mid December and was feeling much better by New Years, but this itchy throat and cough started up and won't stop. I'm on line trying to find if anyone else has found a solution. It doesn't seem to start until late afternoon and is worst during the night. Most nights I just sleep in the lounge chair. I usually take a dose of NyQuil and gargle with saline and then have my lozenges ready when I have an attack.
she has mono antibodies so she's already had it.) tried 5 days of 500 mg antibiotics when bronchial cough developed. cough is gone....other symtoms the same. (Extremely fatigued, weak and nauseous with low grade fever of 100-101.) CT scan, chest x-ray and all blood work is fine, showing no abnormalities. (which I'm SO grateful for!) She wants very much to be healthy again and it's taking a toll on her emotionally....we're desperate for answers so any guidance will be welcomed.
My son has had a fever for 4 days along with a cough and breathing difficulties I took him to the emerg and had a chest x ray that showed nothing but the emerg doctor gave me a prescription for 10 days of antibiotics and no matter how many times i asked what he was treating with the antibiotics he would beat around the bush and not give me an answer I took him to the clinic and the doctor there said he thought he had brochiolitis and said that the doctor at the hospital is a good guy and to gi
Antibiotics won't screw up your labs. They do not affect the thyroid levels at all, however if you are very ill the thyroid levels may be off slightly as your immune system tries to heal itself. They won't be dramatically off though. If you are having anti-bodies done (and you should!) these may be slightly elevated if you are fighting a bad virus. I know you say the endo appt is tomorrow but ideally it should be tested when you feel better. If you can't wait then so be it.
The scary part is I've been tested for HIV at 12 weeks negative but I've had fatigue/tiredness, slightly swollen nodes in my neck and a cough since about 4-6 weeks post exposure. Also my daughter has had a persistent cough for about the same time (for 2 months). I don't have access to reliable medical facilities so hoping to get further information on tests I should do. Does NSU typically take a few weeks for symptoms go away in men?
She's been to the Doctor and was told it was a virus. Not mono, not strep. A virus. Well, what virus? And what can we do for it? Seems like A LOT of people are getting this and it seems to be incurable. Could be since I'm not getting it that I'm a carrier, of sorts. Don't know. Search on line in other forums. LOTS of people are talikng about this. I don't want to suggest a conspiracy, but this is getting scary.
UK's National Health Service now to not give out antibiotics for running noses and sore throats. Antibiotics have no effect on virus infections. The National Health Service is strapped for cash, and in most doctor surgeries, the doctor will only deal with one medical problem at a time and not multiple problems in one appointment. This is because they have other patients and they usually limit a time to each patient.
If you start to bring up green mucus with your cough or your chest hurts, go to the doctor as sometimes you can get a bacterial infection. Antibiotics will not help a virus, but they will help if you have a bacterial infection. I am on the tail end of mine and I have a persistent cough easing off now - it is now 4 weeks. But I did have a bacterial infection in the sinuses as well. Hot honey and lemon drinks are nice and soothing. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
I had strep throat about 4 weeks ago. After taking antibiotics, I was okay. Immediately after I came down with a cold of some sort, My throat was constantly dry, and now I always have this sticky phlegm at the back of my throat? What could this be? Post nasal drip?
Please make sure the doctors find out what is causing her cough and that she is on the right antibiotics. Sometimes one builds up a resistance and needs to change the antibiotics. As to the hepatitis C, it does take a while to get the test back. I had to wait for 4 weeks, before getting the results the first time. Having antibodies does not mean she actually has the virus. I would suggest to test the whole family. Sometimes a mother can pass the virus to her children through birth.
Is there a web site that may have info about taking Antibiotics while on Pegasys/Copegus? No one I've contacted seems to know. I have contracted a terrible sinus infection and first called Pegasys. They have no research data about antibiotics in combination with their tx. How bizarre is that? Yet, they told me my GI should be able to advise. I called them. They won't advise about any other problem not directly related to my liver. So...
When I do I feel a wheezing in my low throat and I begin to cough, but I am not coughing up any mucus. I have been to a Dr. and he has me on an antibiotic and suposedly something for congestion. He said I have a sinus infection, but this is the third week I've been sick like this and I'm just not getting better.
We recently pulled three dogs from animal control, and within 24 hrs all of them had kennel cough. The puppy has been sick with kennel cough for over a month. We've had her on clovomox, and then we had her on cefadroxil. We've had her chest x-rayed and she doesn't have pnemonia or anything more serious. The vet also had her do a round of panacur in case it was a lung fluke. We had her on hydrocodone, and that didn't even curb her cough.
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