Strep throat and z-pak

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Avatar n tn Hi! I am a 20 year old female. Earlier this week, I was having fever, chills, upper left side and back pain, sore muscles, and a tight chest. My throat was sore, but not too terribly bad. I also had slight nasal congestion. This was on Monday. I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with strep throat and put on a z-pak because I'm allergic to penicillin. He told me to see him today (Wednesday) if I wasn't feeling better.
Avatar m tn I waited about one week until I saw a doctor. He did a throat culture, and it was positive for strep. I started antibiotics that day (zithromax z pak). During that one week time of untreated strep, is it possible it could have caused rheumatic fever?
Avatar n tn I had strep and took a zpac during my first. Sounds like you caught it early...
2074425 tn?1339178443 Ok I'll call my dooctor thank you!
Avatar n tn I recently tested for chamydia and gonorrhea and was negative. Could I have been positive prior to the z-pak and given her something? We have had sex since the z-pak and prior to her itching problem. HELP????
Avatar n tn I recently got it 2 weeks ago and they put me on Cefzin and 4 days later it came back. New doc put me on Z-pak. 5 days.. Now I see another white patch in my throat! What is happening here? My kids go to daycare 1 time a week and it seems they always bring something with them home! Should I go to an ENT doc? is it my tonsils? they are alwauys enlarged...thanks!
Avatar f tn I was tested for strep 6 weeks ago and put on amoxcillin for 10 days. It cleared up. Then I felt another sore throat coming on and they put me on the z-pak of azithromicin. That didn't help so they put me on augmentin-XR for 14 days and my throat is still reddish and my tonsils are completely covered with phlegm and the back of my tongue is yellow/white. I still get chills/fever at nightime and I'm exhausted. I don't know what to do at this point. Nothing seems to be helping!
Avatar f tn I have since developed a lot of allergy and sinus problems since moving to a new area. About a year and a half ago I developed a case of strep throat...since that time I have had approx five postive strep tests. The first time i was prescribed an antiobiotic that never works well for me (z-pak) and given that for the first two infections. The subsequent ones i was prescribed Amox-Clav. My blood work has always come back normal and Im wondering why I keep getting strep.
Avatar f tn About a week after the event, I camed down with an upper respiratory infection and was prescribed a Z Pak. I was to take the first 2 pill the first night, a total of 500 mg and 250 mg for the following four days. My question is... do you think that is effective against eliminating Gonnorhea if I were to have it? And what other STD's could this take care of?
Avatar n tn The doctor tested for strep and it came back negative, said lungs sounded good and just that my throat did look red and my glands were swollen. She prescribed a z pak and i'm only on the 2nd day pill but from what it looks like my throat is still red. What could this be? How long does it usually take for the medication to work? I'm very concerned it's something more than a sore/red throat.
Avatar f tn Went to the dr. again dr ordered ct scan and he was put on Z pak. ct scan showed no mass. enlarged and asymmetrical lymph nodes. recommendation was to finish antibiotic see dr. in one week repeat ct scan in 2 weeks My concern is that we may not be aggressive enough with what we are doing. He has had a sore throat and fver for three weeks or so now. Today is last day of zpak. He had a fever this afternoon. What could this possibley be?
Avatar n tn Went to the doctor after two weeks and was put on the Z Pak for three days. The sore throat went away for a day and came back. I went back to the doctor and was told that my throat was a little red and I was put on penicillin. I have no fever or swollen glands. My throat feels more scratchy and irritated then it does sore. I also have a stuffy nose usually at night. While taking the penicillin, it went away for a couple days but came back again.
Avatar n tn 10 days later I was prescribed Azithromycin Z Pak (500mg day 1, 250 mg day 2-5) for strep throat. Until this time I had no symptoms of any potentially acquired oral-penile STD such as drip, blister like sore and still have none. Would the medication prevent any potentially incubating bacteria that could result in an STD such as gonorrhea or syphilis? If not, given that I took the medication, could the symptoms be masked?
454221 tn?1259445739 He said most of the wheezing was in my right side and gave another z-pak and entex again. At the moment I still feel chest discomfort and sometimes the back. Does this mean I'm going to have lung cancer? I have never smoke or hardly ever drink alcohol. I don't have family members that have had or do have cancer. I'm worried and frigthened that I'm not so lucky.
Avatar f tn I have been given antibiotics 5 times. everytime being a z-pak. twice with the z-pak i have been given a steroid to get the swelling to go down. One time my sore throat has been deemed tonsilitis, and my GP said that next time I would need a tonsillectomy. That was about the third time i was sick. And that was in July. Everyother time since then It has been a 'sinus infection'. I don't believe that with a sinus infection you can't eat and only drink ice water.
Avatar n tn I had a throat sore and my PC prescribed me Zithromax 250 mg Z PAK TAB PFI (in my third week). I took it for five days. I just have found out that I am pregnant. Could this medication be a potential threaten for my baby?
Avatar n tn 30 pm approximately 6 1/2 hrs after I took the 1g of z-pak ?
Avatar n tn I tried to let it take its course but figured I should see my doc. He checked for strep (Negative) Prescribed a z pak. Upon finishing the z pak the weez cough got worse then began another low grade fever 99-100. I went to the hospital for a chest xray since my chest hurts when the cough gets worse. I was admitted. The ran all kinds of blood test, chest xray, ct scan of chest, cardio make up ekg, stress test , bowel test, etc... ALL NEGATIVE. What is my problem?????
Avatar f tn I had this problem about a year ago and it cleared up when I took a z-pak that belonged to my sister. But it has now returned. Any thoughts on what this could be? I have been to an dentist and a gastroenterologist and neither could find a cause. I have also tried rinsing my nasal passages with salt water but no luck.
Avatar m tn About a month and a half ago I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend and 3 days later my throat started to tickle at 5 days I developed a severe sore throat, fever, and chills. I went to the doctor the next day who did a strep and mono test and both were negative. He looked at my throat and said "it looked like sh*t". He prescribed me a Z-Pak and the sore throat and other symptoms cleared up within 2-3 days.
Avatar f tn I have just been prescribed a z pak and am wondering if it is safe for me to take. I have been on birth control for about 8 months. I have not had sex in 5 days and do not plan on having sex while on the antibiotic. Will the z pak affect the effectiveness of the pill for the sex I had beforehand?
578794 tn?1217767989 s difficult to eat), and no unusual problems with allergies, but two weeks ago contracted a virul infection which affected only my throat, with fever, that needed antibiotics because my throat was still very sore after 4 days of being quite ill. I fully recovered after taking Z-pak. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
Avatar f tn everything cleared up with the tmj and the 3 teeth hurting! now i got strep took a z pak and got thrush!!!! how long does this last? what can i do? i feel terrible?
Avatar n tn Of the few times I have needed antibiotics (strep throat and tooth pulled) I have been prescribed a zpack. I have never had any problems with it.
454221 tn?1259445739 He said most of the wheezing was in my right side and gave another z-pak and entex again. At the moment I still feel chest discomfort and sometimes the back. Does this mean I'm going to have lung cancer? I have never smoke or hardly ever drink alcohol. I don't have family members that have had or do have cancer. I'm worried and frigthened that I'm not so lucky.
Avatar n tn Z-pack for Strep Throat? Hmmmm. I think he/she should have probably went in the direction of a broad-spectrum antibiotic, i.e. Amoxicillin vs. Zithromax. I have seen Zithromax ordered for Strep Throat, but not that often.