Azithromycin and sinusitis

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Avatar m tn Hi, I went to a walk in clinic on Friday, I had a cold for about 5 days that seemed to be getting worse, sinus pressure, post nasal drip, cough and phlegm that produced green phlegm so he said it was sinusitis, gave me nasonex and Azithromycin. 6 pills, two at first dose and one a day, started on Saturday, it's now Tuesday, cough is minimal, still coughing up phlegm about once an hour, blowing nose is clear, chest congestion is mildly green.
Avatar f tn 4 weeks in I was worse I couls feel my lungs crackle and I was coughing up blood and mucus. I went to my allergy and asthma doctor who prescribed an additional inhaler and Azithromycin (I'm allergic to pennicillin). I didn't know it at the time but also a refill. I just finished my last dose of my 1st prescription. Do start the refil right away or wait 5 days?
Avatar m tn 27/12 Contracted Chlamydia 27/01 Chlamydia symptoms begin to show after sex with different partner who was clean (initially tingling, then sharp pain when urinating) 09/02 Tested- diagnosed NSU and prescribed 1000mg Azithromycin 13/02 Symptoms much better and barely noticeable 15/02 Confirmed positive Chlamydia 05/03 Ongoing mild symptoms (slight pain when urinating) I'm guessing the Doxycycline course shouldn't mean resistance to Azithromycin but I've included that for clarity.
Avatar f tn My family doc just prescribed me Azithromycin, which I usually take for appropriate reason when needed. However, this time he prescribed me 500mg for 8 days (One 500mg tablet 1x day for 8 days). Normally I get 250 for 5 days or 500mg for 3 days (in the past for respitory infections). This time he said that my windpipe/tracheal area sounds congested/inflamed and I do have a cough, but the pharmacist even questioned why I had such a high dose for so many days.
Avatar n tn only showed minimal allergies to 3 molds and cedar. Besides the chronic drainage resulting in constant nose-blowing, coughing and throat-clearing, this condition now causes me to wheeze when exhaling. Condition worsens in the evenings. However, when PCP checks my lungs, they sound clear. Any suggestions? Also, I've had a couple of incidents of leukocytoclastic vasculitis which an internal medicine specialist doctor believes have been triggered by this chronic sinusitis.
Avatar n tn only showed minimal allergies to 3 molds and cedar. Besides the chronic drainage resulting in constant nose-blowing, coughing and throat-clearing, this condition now causes me to wheeze when exhaling. Condition worsens in the evenings. However, when PCP checks my lungs, they sound clear. Any suggestions? Also, I've had a couple of incidents of leukocytoclastic vasculitis which an internal medicine specialist doctor believes have been triggered by this chronic sinusitis.
Avatar n tn Hi Jason, Sorry you've been sick, and I know how you feel. I've been having chronic and acute sinusitis and infections for 30+ years. I had surgery to open up things about 18 years ago and it really helped; I went from 6-8 to 1-3 infections per year. That said, I wanted to list the symptoms of my latest, current, infection, for which I am on the third dose of antibiotics. Some Facebook friends also reported having relapses and similar symptoms.
Avatar f tn I went to the dentist and they took xrays and did tests and concluded it's not my teeth. It progressively got worse so that night I went to ER and they prescribed Azithromycin for a sinus infection. It has almost been 48 hours since I started the antibiotic and I have had ZERO relief. No improvement whatsoever. Called doc back today and they suggested I try Sudafed.. and still nothing. I've sat by a humidifier, used a netti pot, tried clove oil, Tylenol, orajel, warm and cold compresses.
Avatar m tn catarrhalis is the third most common cause of sinusitis in adults and children after nontypeable H. influenzae and S. pneumoniae. It is also a common cause of otitis media (middle ear infection) in children and children may indeed be carriers of this organism. Many infections caused by M. catarrhalis can be treated with oral antibiotics. The following is a description of antibiotic therapy for this bacterium.
Avatar n tn Amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) is also an appropriate first-line treatment of uncomplicated acute sinusitis. Other options include cephalosporins such as cefpodoxime proxetil (Vantin) and cefuroxime (Ceftin). In patients allergic to beta-lactams, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim), clarithromycin (Biaxin), and azithromycin. So, if you are allergic to the penicillin group your doctor could have prescribed Bactrim for you. Regards.
4451049 tn?1387157037 The fda just warned of this problem in March of this year. Go to their website and type in azithromycin. "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public that azithromycin (Zithromax or Zmax) can cause abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart that may lead to a potentially fatal irregular heart rhythm.
Avatar m tn He was diagnosed with bronchiolitis. He was given breathing treatments for 1 week and Azithromycin. He started having stomach issues (upset stomach) at the time of taking Azithromycin. That was 6-7 weeks ago. He has continued to have these same issues. We've been to his pediatrician, had blood tests run (nothing abnormal). He was on Zantac for 1 week with no changes. We've had him on a probiotic for 4 weeks approximately with no changes.
Avatar m tn After trying steam and nasal spray and a humidifier for days and days I started on azithromycin (spelling) again and last night was night two. I take it in the evening around 5:30. I woke up after humidifying the room to the point I could no longer tolerate it and then a couple of hours later I got some stuff out of my sinuses which I had thought were dry. But when I blew it out I could the "crackling" sound of the mucus moving in head.
Avatar f tn I have been taking Azithromycin for 4 days. I have gotten worse. Still have fever and have developed nasal congestion with yellow discharge. ENT gave me Spectracef. I read that Spectracef does not treat mychoplasma. So, is there an antibiotic that would treat both mychoplasma AND sinusitis incase I have one or both?
Avatar n tn I was recently diagnosed with sinusitis. i began taking azithromycin and had an allergic reaction to it (my face became very swollen, and all the sinusitis symptoms seemed to have gotten worse). I have been taking apo-sulfatrim for a few days and still havent seen any results. In fact, it is now impossible for me to swollow; my throat is very tight and dry. Also, my ears seemed to have popped and everything sounds like its from a distance, or underwater.
242516 tn?1368227505 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. Instead, helpful treatments include cough suppressants, bronchodilators (albuterol inhalers), and antihistamine-decongestants.
Avatar n tn Then, instantly, I got dizzy and disoriented. That followed with some come and go headache, and rapid heartbeat that came and go throughout the day that lasted about 5 minutes each time. I got this rapid heartbeat about 4 times that day on Friday. After taking another steroid pill after I ate lunch, I started having some stomach pain in the upper part of the stomach.
Avatar m tn But sometimes, infected tooth roots from the upper teeth can go inside the maxillary sinus and cause sinusitis. This in turn can cause a post nasal drip and an irritation in the throat. Also, if you do have an infected tooth, you will still need to have this addressed as dental infections can be potentially life-threatening. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn than next month I had another bronchitis and received a treatment with klacid again and the doctor told me I had a beginning of sinusitis and gave azithromycin..on the end of november I saw little bumps at the base of my penis..after I had shaved than it spread to about 20-25 pieces on the groin...I went to doctor and he said that I had molluscum but I do not know I got it because my girlfriend did not have any lesions on her..after 95 days (12 weeks)later from my last sexual relation.
Avatar f tn I'm running a triple-digit fever every day. I have sinusitis and chest pain and a bit of a cough but no signs of infection in either area. I'm trying to figure out what kind of doctor to go see next. I'd be happy to hear any ideas or suggestions.
Avatar n tn It is usually not the drug of choice for UTI but is mostly used in otitis media (infection of the middle ear), tonsillitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and sinusitis. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn The lump on my gums stayed swollen, so the Dentist took two additional x-rays of my mouth 2 and 3 weeks later and said the other teeth were fine and he wasn't sure what to make of it. He wanted me to wait and see if the swelling resided. Now, I developed a sinus infection and bronchitis (It's going around)A few days into my cold, my cheek swelled up like it did 5 weeks ago, and also developed a cold sore on that side.
Avatar n tn drink plenty of fluids, if you feel worse go to the doc I just got over it and they gave me Azithromycin and codeine cough med..
Avatar n tn The dizziness resembled being carsick, with lightheadedness and occasional moments of nausea and feeling faint (but I never passed out). I had a CAT scan and blood work twice, and so far no diagnosis for the dizziness/fatigue. It got better for a few weeks but last week I began to have dizzy spells again, this time accompanied by maxillary sinus pressure. I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned.
Avatar n tn You doc is wrong - it is time to find a good ENT. I have/had chronic sinusitis which led to multiple lung infections and finally asthma before I was dx'd correctly. It may be that you just need a long course of antibiotic (not zpac) and a steroid to clear things up or it could require surgery, regardless I think you are way beyond an Internist at this point.
Avatar n tn He sent me on my way with 10 days of 1500mg per day Amoxycillin and diagnosed me with Acute Sinusitis. By this time I was convinced I have HIV. So at week 5 post-exposure I went and had another HIV test (oral swab). A week later I got my results (Negative). Two days later my appointment with my PCP came around. I told her my entire story and she looked into my throat and said I definitely had something going on.
Avatar n tn These are the list of medicines you can take if you experience the following chlamydia symptoms and/or if you found out that you already had this STD or infection. Azithromycin Azithromycin is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin (brand names Zithromax® in Italy, United States and Portugal; Vinzam® / Zitromax® in Spain; Zmax®; Sumamed®; Aztrin®, Zitrocin®, Azibiot®, Azifine®) is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.
12563078 tn?1427512156 I developed tonsilitis along with sinusitis since last 5 weeks, I have taken full course antibiotics azithromycin and amoxicillin but the tonsilitis won't go away, Its already 5 weeks since I had tonsilitis and I have never had sore throat this long.I used to have tonsilitis since I was a child and it always used to go after administration of antibiotics but this is the longest and it hasn't gone after administration of 2 different antibiotics.
Avatar n tn Thanks for the quick response! Unfortunately I don't have a "my doctor," as I cannot afford health insurance (my employer offers it, but I cannot afford to cover my family at $700/month PLUS copays/deductibles). I have considered a "doc-in-a-box," because the ER is NOT the way to go financially... but I wonder what kind of quality I might receive at a clinic. I have thought about TMJ, since I know I grind my teeth at night...
Dog So, I am out of country (mexico) I got presribed to texis azitromicina for treatment of sinusitis and a possible sti (chlamydia)... I was prescribed to 2 500 mg doses for 3 days. My question is is 500 mg 2x daily safe? I have never taken more then 500 mg before in a day?