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Severe head, nose and chest congestion with sore throat.Not responding to amoxicillin. On Qvar for asthma. Can I try cephalexin?

Thank you. I have had severe congestion of head, nose and chest for over a month which all started with a sore throat=took a round of amoxicillin with no results except throat is no longer sore. What can I take to help with these symptoms? (Do have allergy/ asthma and use a Qvar inhaler 2xdly.) Is cephalexin a good choice?
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Hi ,
amoxycillin and cephelexin have more or less same potency and same antibacterial activity.So better to take some other antibiotics like clarithromycin 500mg twice daily for 5 days along with loratidine 10mg at bed time will help.

hope this help your query. wishing you speedy recovery.
Answered: Wed, 23 Oct 2013
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