Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

161 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Bitten by dog. Given amoxycillin. Had flu and painful throat, took anti- histamine. Diagnosed with bronchitis and throat congestion.

Answered by
Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty


Practicing since :1998

Answered : 1846 Questions

Posted on Fri, 24 May 2013 in General Health
Question: Dear Doctor,

I am 72 years old.
On 25 March, I was bitten by my pet dog, which is fully protected. Besides anti-rabies and TT injections, I was given antibiotic U-AMOXYCILLIN & POTASIUM Capsules for 10 days.
From April 05, flu like symptoms appeared, accompanied with mild pain in throat. I was given the usual medicines for it, i.e. Anti-histamine, Vitamin C, Tablet Paracetemol and Syrup PROSPAN. I went on a trip for the next 3 days. On return on April 17, I was diagnosed as a case of Acute Bronchitis and medication was changed to a shot of Influenza vaccine, Anti-histamine, Syrup Prospane and advised to take steam-inhalation. All doctors had opined that my chest was clear. I had again gone on tour, where acute pain in throat had started, accompanied by thick white coating on tongue.
By April 22, there was acute pain in the throat, redness and puffiness of the face. On return, I again met the Chest Specialist. It was then that on April 23, I was diagnosed as Throat and Tonsils Congestion. Antibiotic CLARITHROMYCIN 250 mg, for 5 days was prescribed. As there was no improvement, I was seen by an ENT Specialist on April 23, who added Tablet Flaggel to my medicines. As the pain in the throat increased, I took a second opinion from another ENT Specialist on April 23, who diagnosed the problem as both Severe Laryngitis and Condidisia (Oral) and changed the medicine. The next day, another ENT Specialist upgraded the anti-bio-tic capsules to U-AMOXYCILLIN & POTASIUM CAPSULES 1000. He also advised to eat/drink only ice cold food, as it would cool down the inflammation/ulcers. I am doing this now.
The present situation is same i.e. acute pain in throat, mild fever - mostly in the evening, when the temperature is between 99.2 to 100.The doctors tell me that I need to wait for a few days more. The major problems are two: Acute Pain on swallowing and inability to sleep on account of frequent coughing bouts.
May I have your advice?
Regards. XXXXXXX Oberoi
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 37 minutes later

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

I understand the pain and trouble you are going through. I request you to have a positive attitude in the tough times you are in.

I went through your case details.

Were any investigations done on you?
What is the total blood count like?
Did they do a throat swab for culture and sensitivity? This would give a clue to the type of bacteria there and help us identifying the antibiotic to which it is sensitive to and resistant to.

Since your fever is coming down I think you should wait for a few more days during which the antibiotic takes it effect as suggested by your doctor. If the clinical scenario is worsening with fever of high grade then you should go back to the doctor for upgradation of antibiotic.

Hope this helps.
Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,   ,   ,  
Drug/Medication ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Severe coughing

doctor1 MD

Dear doc, I am 63 years female person. I have regular diabetic type 2 medication and my chlorestral, sugar, thryroid etc under control.

I never had a problem like cold, caugh, flu etc.,
but past one year I get constant cough, throat irritation, initialy I had antiboitics, gargle, cough syrup etc mostly bet 5 to 7 days it comes under control.

but this the third time I was severly affected and the experience was torchous. I live in Bangalore, recently I went to Chennai were I was severely affected and on 2nd June I visited a doctor who gave me medicine and I had to return from the station on 3rd june, since I had dizziness, severe cough but not temp. I did not eat 2 or 3 days then I met my family doctor after a very long period, he advised to meet an asthma specialist and he also suggested that I may have phlum in my lungs etc.

Could you kindly advise what specialist I should meet, I am registered with St Johns Bangalore.

doctor1 MD

i'm suffering from Esinophils from almost 3 always attacks in mother had Esinopheles long back...
i have been suffering from fever from 3 days with severe cough,chest pain while coughing...
yesterday i went to doctor then he has given Avil injection...
immediately after that my hands became stiff...he has then immediately given decadron injection...and it got cured...

doctor1 MD

I had a chest x-ray which stated I had unfolding of the aorta. I became ill with shortness of breath and severe cough. I am asthmatic and hypertensive and am folling up with an immunologist for connective tissue disorder. I was discharged from the hospital this past Monday and on Predisone, Advair and Spiriva. Should I have other testing?

doctor1 MD

My 5-year-old daughter is suffering from severe fever and throat infection for the past 1 week. The doctor first prescribed Azithral 200 suspension and then Advent Forte syrup. The fever has not subsided and she developed severe cough, which results in vomiting everytime she had food or medicine. Yesterday, the doctor diagnosed it as severe acute tonsillitis and added Zanocin syrup to the regimen. She also started passing greenish, mucus-like consistency stools everytime she urinates. For that, he added Junior Lanzol and Bifilac. Even then, she is having fever, but the intensity has decreased somewhat. The doctor told that only if the throat infection gets cured, the fever will subside completely. I am worried about adding the antibiotics up and up and is it safe to give all those medicines at a time? In addition, she takes Meftal-P suspension for fever also. Please give elaborate answer and advise what is the next step is to be taken? I have seen an indication that zanocin is not safe for use in children in the information leaflet given along with the medicine. She is taking Grilinctus for cough also.

doctor1 MD

I am a 70 yr old female, take no medications. I have pain in my arms when I cough ( severe coughing ). Is this normal.

doctor1 MD

I've had joint pain several years along with joint swelling, swollen joints. My family Dr did blood test my ANA positiv,cpr high, sed rate 45. I gave mouth sores and buturfly rash .

doctor1 MD

I wake with severe coughing , sometimes resulting in vomiting phlegm. I cough and spit phlegm for about 15-20 minutes every morning. Then it goes away.