Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
178 Doctors are Online

Medications for upper respiratory tract infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 537 Questions
User :   I have been having bad throat pain in the left part of the throat for more than a week now. It started, then it went away and then it came back stronger, much stronger. I have been having runny nose, slight fever, very stuffed nose for more than a week. Lots of mucus has been coming out. I have been doing neti pot and some steam vapors etc that give me temporary relief, but the throat hurts a lot and have difficulty in swallowing and in speaking. Any ideas?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.XXX
User :   Hello Dr. XXX
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   Just wanted to add that the skin area around my nose and mouth became dry...I can send you a picture if needed
Doctor :   You have got a upper respiratory infection
Doctor :   You need a course of antibiotic immediately
Doctor :   You will be relieved in 48 hours
Doctor :   after the course of antibiotic
User :   Would azithromycin do?
Doctor :   Yes the macrolides like Azithro help
Doctor :   But I suggest you to see a Doctor and get a prescription
Doctor :   Actually it needs a local examination to see if the tonsil are enlarged and the neighbouring lymph nodes are swollen
Doctor :   If there is pus, it should be drained also
Doctor :   Vapors will contribute to the antibiotic action
User :   yep, that's what I XXX...not a general physician but an XXX..maybe he can write a prescription..when I see in the mirror, on the left side where it hurst the most, I see a little bump that is not on the right side
Doctor :   but not the complete treatment now
Doctor :   Yes, he can help you in the local examination and check for lymph node status
Doctor :   What is your age and location?
User :   now, if the infection is viral, but not bacterial, would it have a bad effect if I took the antibiotics?
User :   22 year old girl in XXX
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Viral gets better as day pass off
User :   yep..this got worse
User :   and now it's even hard to speak...
User :   I can type you can see :)
Doctor :   Voice rest, gargling
Doctor :   help
Doctor :   An immediate antibiotic can shall relief you in a day or two
Doctor :   Do not delay
User :   My last question- is the dry area around my mouth and nose part of the symptom? or unrelated?
User :   You have been EXTREMELY helpful Doctor
Doctor :   Related
Doctor :   Thanks
Doctor :   I hope all my advices were followed
Doctor :   Pleasure speaking to you
User :   Yep, I am going to get some antibiotics tomorrow morning
User :   nice talking to you as well, bye!
Doctor :   Yes good
User :   So how do I complete the session?
Doctor :   I shall close it
User :   okay..thanks!
Doctor :   Did you fill the feedback?
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor