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Antibiotics and Knee pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
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how can i help you?
User :   hi , whic doc is there?
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User :   I want doc XXX pls
Doctor :   he is available tomorrow

User :   oh
Doctor :   proceed with your query i shall help you
User :   do you have the chat text saved from prev chat session?
Doctor :  
one minute i shall go through
User :   thanks
User :   i spoke to him yesterday
User :   and there he mentioned an antibiotic name medicine
User :   pls tell me what he names he wrote
Doctor :  
User :   thanks and waiing
Doctor :   the antibiotic you have discussed with him is ofloxacin and ciprofloxacin
User :   ok
User :   now the thng as per his advice i have seen the doc
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User :   who gave me the following antibiotics
User :   called Zithromax (250mg) taken twice daily for 3 days
User :   what do you think doc?
Doctor :   it is azithromycin

Doctor :  
it is a very good drug
Doctor :   it is a higher antibiotic than ofloxacin or ciprofloxacin
User :   so am ok then
Doctor :  
very much ok
User :   thanks doc and why it is 3 days only, while i know antibiotics to be takn for at least 7 days
Doctor :  
there are many groups of antibiotics
Doctor :  
pencillins - these are usually taken for 5 or 7 days
Doctor :  
the azithromycin and ofloxacin - this group is first given for 3 days
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and if needed extended to 5 or 7 days
User :   thanks
User :   can i ask couple of questions if u have time
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
proceed with you query
User :   i have pain in knee joins
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User :   and doc gave me the followin vitamin
User :   seven seas vitrite (food supplement multivitamin & minirals with iron) 60 capsules
User :   is it good?
User :   does it have side effect
Doctor :   it is a good multivitamin suppliment

Doctor :  
it does not have any side effects provided if it is consumed as prescribed
User :   one caps daily
User :   i was afraid of kidney stone only
Doctor :   after food

Doctor :  
the tablet need to be taken after food
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and these tablets does not cause kidney stone
User :   thanks
User :   lastly
User :   whats best xercise , food etc for knee joint issues
Doctor :   the pain in knee joint is because of the weakness in the ligaments and muscles around the knee joint
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food to be consumed should contain rich in proteins like egg white, chicken and pulses
Doctor :   and exercise is stretch and strengthen the muscles of thigh
Doctor :   did the doctor demonstrate you how to do the knee cap exercise?

User :   nope
User :   can you please tell me
User :   the pain is on the left edge of the right kneed
Doctor :   it is best demonstrated. in the you tube check this link WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :  
there it is video demonstration of how to do the knee exercise
User :   thaks
User :   about food, when i take pulses, i get uric acid increase. i will take eggs though
Doctor :   eggs only the egg white

User :   i mean in breakfast i have fried eggs, not ok?
Doctor :  
the yolk part discard as it contains cholesterol
User :   ok
User :   got it
User :   i have seen the exercise on youtube, but doc, i dont have pain on front of knee
User :   its left edge , wont doing such exercise cause more damage?
Doctor :   no
User :   for example when i have this stiff knee when am in pain, so i have to walk while bending my leg.
User :   ok i will do that exercise
User :   thanks for ur time
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