Augmentin for upper respiratory infection

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I'm a male, possibly exposed from receiving unprotected oral a few days before a serious upper respiratory infection. Mostly worried due to ache/pain on tip of penis. Am currently on Augmentin 875mg/125mg (Amoxicillin Clavulanate) twice a day for 10 days. Questions: 1) although not preferred, will the Augmentin regimen clear me of anything? 2) how soon could I be accurately tested for STD's?
I had one nasal infection after the other after the surgery and was treated with 3 or 4 rounds of Augmentin over several months...the last culture (in Sept. or Oct.) indicated a staph infection which was treated with a gentamiacin wash. Following these infections, I had bronchitis in November, Strep throat in January, Pneumonia in February, and then just today, diagnosed with strep again. This is really beginning to wear me down and scare me!
Hi, I'm a 28 yr old female. I was diagnosed w/ a sinus infection and upper respiratory infection two days after Christmas. I was put on Augmentin for two weeks, which I'm just about ready to finish. Yesterday, after blowing my nose too hard, my right ear seems to have some congestion. Noises are very muffled in it, and I have a hard time hearing. Is this something that will go away? I'm already on antibiotics, so I'm not sure what else dr. could do.
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.
Amoxciline is used for Upper Respiratory infection such as ear infection and nose.. Amoxicline is good at that, but not the prostate.
  From that point on fatigue never left me.  Several months later, in February, I came down with a horrible upper respiratory infection at the same time I was exposed to a huge dose of animal protein and a very unsanitary condition filled with unimaginable filth.  I've never lost my voice before, but this time, I could hardly squeak out a word. A few weeks later, my sense to taste altered.  I had what is neurological damage to the area in my nose that sense taste.  No doctor seemed to care.
I have been treated with 4 different antibiotics for an infection in my sinuses. I began having yellow mucous out of just my right nostril and went to see a doctor on 12/7/09 where I was given a prescription for Omnicef. It caused me not to be able to sleep, so the doctor gave me Zpak. I took that and no changes in the mucous or sinus/ear pain.
My first thought was- what the heck is going on- I have this bad sinus infection , on meds for that for 20 days- it never goes away- was told to take celexa- (which I took at the same time as the anti-biotic)- and then started having attacks, tingling in my fingers and toes, and then I am being sent to a pyschologists? for anxiety or panic disorder.??? I really hope you get better and I did go to chiropractor ( I have not been in a few months though)...maybe I should go back for a visit.
If your doctor is worried that you might have pneumonia, a chest x-ray can look to see if there's an infection, especially for those who have coughed for more than 3 weeks. With a viral bronchitis, you should avoid antibiotics especially zpacks (Zithromax / azithromycin) which are overprescribed for these symptoms , and can lead to side effects and adverse drug reaction such as rash, antibiotic drug resistance and yeast infections.
We just had all 3 of our cats get upper respiratory inf.s and one ended up w/pneumonia-if you notice any kits coughing-take them to vet IMMEDIATELY!! i didn't know coughing is notnormal for cats-i thought he just had phlegm running down the back of his throat and we almost lost him. that said-mine all had stuffy noses too and i tried everything: putting vicks on their chins so the vapors would drift to the nost but not be where it could be eaten-NOT appreciated.
I won't worry about firing anybody but this definitely should be evaluated further and treated by an Immunologist or a pediatric internist,and the Immunologist should have sent a report back to your primary explaining their findings so they know what's going on. The low IgG can definitely lead to chronic recurring upper respiratory infection.
california has been brutal for me as well. i have suffered a total of 4 upper respiratory infections this year. the latest now is a post nasal drip with a hacking cough. ent prescribed prednisone 10 mg for 4 days just to clear me up. i have been coughing for close to 4 weeks now. i am coughing a lot less these days. ent said i might have had a left over infection that never cleared up so he prescribed augmentin antibiotic. at night i take phenergan with codeine to help me sleep.
I have a really bad sinus and upper respiratory infection and the medication I was prescribed (augmentin) isn't getting rid of it. I was wondering if anyone knows of any medications I can take that will just make my nose stop running.
This could be secondary to a sore throat or any upper respiratory tract infection and most commonly an ear infection. Have you seen an ENT specialist or your doctor for his symptoms? Does he have any associated symptoms of pain, discharge, fever, etc? 'Mastoiditis is an infection of the mastoid process, the portion of the temporal bone of the skull that is behind the ear. It is usually caused by untreated acute otitis media (middle ear infection) .
Been feeling like something was coming on for days now, but woke up early this morning with a definitely upper respiratory infection-type thing, including a deep chest cough and a lot of congestion in my chest. I just started my 12th week so I'm not comfortable taking antibiotics or most of the normal over-the-counter meds I use to treat these normally. Any magic solutions from those of you who have been through this before?
This sounds like it is a complicated case which may have started with a simple upper respiratory infection. Pleuritic pain usually means that the lining of the lungs are inflamed and may have fluid and a secondary infection. Your GP may or may not hear “rubbing” when he/she listens to your lungs. That may be related to the finding on the chest x-ray which indicated a lower respiratory infection. Most of the time a lower respiratory infection means pneumonia.
If you have a viral infection like EBV or infectious mononucleosis then antibiotics will be of no help. So test for this infection. It can be any other viral infection, dengue, H1N1 and all these will not respond to antibiotics. Fungal infections in the body too can present similarly and need to be identified by scratch tests for fungus. A variety of drugs can cause drug fevers. Many cancers too cause recurrent respiratory infections.
2 weeks after treatment of an upper respiratory infection with Augmentin 850mg TID I tested positive for C Diff. I took a 10 day regime of Flagyl. Symptoms returned 4 days after completion of Flagyl. Dr put me on second round of Flagyl for additional 7 days. Completed 2nd regime-- four days later more severe symptoms returned. Repeat C Diff came back negative. Dr put me on Cipro and Flagyl for 7 days. Four days later.....symptoms even worse than before. Dr.
Doctor prescribed Prednisone,Zithromax, Acyclovir [for cold sores] and Clindamycin cap 300 mg for sinus infection. Just lately I got acid reflux.... hard to swallow... even when I did it was bad... slight burning to severe burning feeling on the left hand side of my mid upper chest area. I went back again to see the doctor who told me the coughing, wheezing [which now both had stopped... nearly completely] from the sinus infection is proobably the causes of it. He now prescribed AdipHex....
After recovering from a serious upper respiratory infection (Amox with Augmentin prescribed), I broke out in a terribly itchy rash. At first it appeared to be like scabies, so was treated for that. Then, at times it was hive like (even the scratches raised up like hives). It is not everywhere, underarms, breasts, naval, lower abdomen, back. chest, shoulders, wrists, hands. There are many small bumps mixed with bigger hive like bumps. Very, very itchy. Calamine helps.
I recently had a respiratory/sinus infection and cold symptoms that were treated with antibiotics (biaxin). I have a history of asthma and bronchitis. I got better, but then relapsed and was given a different antibiotic (bactrim). After 5 days I still didn't recover so I was given augmentin (penicillin). I feel much better now. We took a chest xray a week ago and I just learned that they found a 4 mm nodule on my upper left lung. What should I do? Thanks.
Someone recently told me about a very interesting article that you might want to read, called "Vagal Neuropathy After Upper Respiratory Infection: A Viral Etiology?", by Milan R. Amin, MD and James A. Koufman, MD, in the American Journal of Otolaryngology, Vol 22, No 4 (July-August), 2001: pp 251-256. The article's conclusions are that "Respiratory infection can trigger or cause vocal fold paresis [partial paralysis/weakness], laryngo-pharyngeal REFLUX, and neuropathic pain.
First i have no insurance and i went to the ER and the male doctor treated me without any care or concern and like he just diagnosed me with an upper respiratory infection and an ear infection and that is my reason for going to the ER in the first place because i woke up with my ear bad!
Initially, the symptoms you have mentioned correlates with an upper respiratory tract infection, followed by development of lymph nodes in the chin. 2. Your ear ache is because of Acute Otits media, this usually follows an upper respiratory tract infection/ nasal allergies/sinusitis.
It developed shortly after having a severe upper respiratory infection than an allery problems. Do you know of a successful treatment for Parosmia? I am looking for any treatments that are successful. Where the treatments does not have a lot of side effects or cause potential problems. I have heard of some doctors using medical grade cocaine, Lyrica, and Neurontin to treat Parosmia, but have not tried these due to not finding an ENT in my area that offers these treatments.
If your sinus infection is in your upper sinuses (sphenoid, frontal, or upper ethmoid) your results may not be as obvious on your first attempt. Don't give up. When you feel that your sinuses have been cleared, continue the procedure twice a day for at least 2 days afterward, to prevent any residual infection from growing back and causing sinus problems again. After you have flushed out your sinuses, some saline solution may remain inside your head.
I got strep throat about 2 months ago and was given Augmentin to treat it for 10 days. It came back about 2 weeks ago and I was treated again with Augmentin for 10 days. Now it is back again and the doctor said I should consider having my tonsils removed if it comes back again. He has me taking Tetracyclin now and it's day 2. My tonsils have gotten worse, they are pus pockets all over. He never gave me any type of throat culture though.
By far the more likely cause of your throat problem is a garden variety upper respiratory infection -- probably viral, but perhaps a strep throat. You could have caught it from your partner, especially if there was kissing as well as oral-genital contact. With continuing fever as your sore throat subsides, influenza is a possibility. If your symptoms continue or you otherwise remain concerned, discuss it with your doctor or return for a follow-up appointment.
The z-pac is great but remember it's a five day prescription that keeps working for ten days, which means it takes a while to get at the infection. Personally, for me, the z-pac never works for any lung infection, bronchitis or pneumonia; and I always end up on Augmentin. If you're still in pain tomorrow, maybe you should go to the ER. In the past, if the z-pac didn't work the first time, my doctor always prescribed a different antibiotic. Hope it kicks in for you soon.
Infection is the most common cause of this. Any type of infection in the upper respiratory tract, ears etc. can lead to swollen lymph nodes. An increase in the neutrophil count also is suggestive of infection. If the lymph nodes persists for several weeks despite antibiotic therapy, you can consider an ENT evaluation for possible biopsy of the nodes to exclude cancer. These options can be discussed with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
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