Thanks for your question.
If you smoke, you absolutely need a chest xray. After 5 days on the Zpack and pain like you are describing, you also need a chest xray as you may have pneumonia
Also, since you did not mention your age, and medical history, I am assuming that there are no illnesses like Diabetes to complicate the picture.
So, in this situation, you really need to be seen and have vital signs
, including a pulse oximeter
done and a chest xray. Zithromax
is a great drug for a normal healthy person with a dry cough
and no fever. But when it does not go away and there is pain in the chest, you need further evaluation.
Hope this helps,
Carol Rogala D.O.