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Sore throat, pus filled pimple above tonsils, headache due to working in AC. Can I take Azithral?

i have sore throat small pimple of puse inside throat above tonsils.....i have allergy of tonsils since childhood...i am allergic to cold , dust, and some tartaric fruits and curd.Also with throat infection right now my head is paining and have cold and cough due to AC/ and cold climate as on work i cant stop AC for other so need to work in same condition.Should i go for azithral500mg.
Asked On : Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
Azithromycin is a good choice of drug and 500mg od (or 250mg twice daily) for 5 days is sufficient. However, you must remember that a one-off course of antibiotics may not do any harm but if you need antibiotics again, do consult your doctor to see if this is really required.
Allergies can feel like a constant flu infection, and testing is recommended. You may already have had tests but skin prick testing or specific IgE blood test for house dust mite, animal dander, molds (alternaria, aspergillus, cladosporium etc) can be difficult to avoid and treat unless you know that these are also problems.
Rhinosinusitis or just rhinitis resolves on long acting antihistamines and nasal steroid spray like nasonex taken for 6-8weeks.
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend
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     Allergy and infection have different approaches – An antibiotic is necessary only for infection.
See your doctor to confirm, before staring it. Azithromycin is a good drug. Streptococcal infection of the throat must be treated properly - it can have serious long term consequences, like Rheumatic heart or Nephritis...
     If your allergy is the major trouble, see one allergy specialist. They can do special tests to find the causes and suggest de-sensitisation. Cold by itself, is less common than dust, mould (fungus) etc in the air-condition ducts...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
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