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Taking allegra, erythromysin for cold and throat pain. Will it cause any harm to my baby? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Dec-2013
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Practicing since : 2002
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi Dr
User:I got cold (running nose) and throat pain
User:took allegra (001) and erythromysin (001) + calpol (every 5 hours)
User:is this ok
Doctor:Erythromycin which is an antibiotic is given only when there is evidence of bacterial infection.
Doctor:It is either too early to predict you have bacterial infection since you haven't reported fever.
User:i Have slight fever 99
Doctor:I wouldn't prescribe antibiotics when there is no clear evidence of bacterial infection.
Doctor:Slight fever doesn't suggest bacterial infection.
Doctor:Especially with upper respiratory infection where the common cause is flu (virus), I discourage you to use erythromycin unless a doctor has confirmed bacterial infection.
User:ok....since I have 8 months old baby at home...i didnt want my infection to spread
Doctor:Avoid using antibiotic over the counter to avoid future bacterial resistance.
Doctor:If you are nursing the baby, it is more important to avoid unnecessary medications and antibiotics.
Doctor:You can continue allegra and calpol.
Doctor:Try steam inhalation and salt water gargles.
Doctor:if fever persists to be high (temperature beyond 100 deg F) for more than 3 days, then visit a doctor before starting antibiotic.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:my connection got disconnected
Doctor:Are you able to view my statements above?
User:got it
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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