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You are having a mucopurulent discharge due to active infection.Yellow colour phlemn indicates severe infection which needs to be controlled. Antibiotics are needed when the infection has not resolved by itself. The choice of the antibiotic depends on the type of infection.
Upper respiratory tract
infections usually subside for Beta-Lactam antibiotics
like Penicillin. This group kills bacteria. Although Penicillin is very effective it has limited spectrum (type of bacteria that are sensitive to it). That is why it is called as narrow spectrum antibiotic. Besides many bacteria have developed resistance (insensitivity) to it.
Cephalosporins are also Beta-Lactam antibiotics and are more effective in severe infections as only few bacteria have developed resistance to it. Cefuroxime
, a Cephalosporin will be the drug of choice for your infections. It is preferred for upper respiratory tract infection. The spectrum of activity is a little wider spectrum compared to Penicillin. Anti inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen
will reduce the inflammation (redness/raw nose) of your nose.
The side effects of Cefuroxime are diarrhea
, rashes, reduced WBC and reduced platelet counts. It should not be given to people allergic to Penicillin and those with kidney
disease.Severe allergic reactions (hypersensitivity
) can occur in some persons.
I hope this is useful to you.