Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

187 Doctors Online
Owl Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 18 years

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

How long should i continue Azithral for flu?

Answered by
Owl Image
Dr. Satvinder Bakshi

ENT Specialist

Practicing since :2007

Answered : 2467 Questions

Dear Sir,
I have started taking azithral 500mg since yesterday night due to high fever and tosillitis and would like to know the following:
1)How long shall i continue as i am planning 2 times a day for 3 days as there is no fever but there is burning sensation on the inner left hand side of throat.
2)Is it the viral due to weather change as i am prone to tonsillitis very often
3)What are the medicines shall i take along with azithral 500mg as there is stomach ache and i am having loose stools
4)I am not feeling thirsty very often and having lots of pain in my legs.
waiting for reply for all the above line by line.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Satvinder Bakshi 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
looks like a viral infection!

Detailed Answer:

This is the flu season and it is likely that you may be having a viral infection, hwever i cannot confirm this without examining you!

Since you have started azithromycin(azithral ) , i would like you to continue it, but i would like you to take it only ONCE a day and not twice for 3 days, since you should finish the course of antibiotic once you started it.

Viral infections are more common in this weather , so it may be viral , but again this cannot be confirmed without examining you.

You can take capsule omeprazole 20 mg for the stomach pain and oral rehydration solution 2-3 times a day for the loose stool. If you are having vomiting , blood in stool of the frequency is more , i would like you to meet your doctor immediately as you may need intravenous hydration.

Pain is legs may be due to the viral infection and you can take tablet paracetamol 500 mg 2-3 times a day for it .

Please take rest and drink lots of water/lemon juice. , it will help.

Get well soon!!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by

The User accepted the expert's answer

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

Recent questions on Tonsillitis

doctor1 MD

I am a 47 year old woman who, at a young age , suffered many tonsilitis
bouts. As an adult I still get tonsilitis but very few and far between. This time my tonsils have been sore for 2 weeks. This tonsilitis has been accompanied by 9 days of extreme coughing. The coughing has now diminished but my tonsils still hurt. What should I do?

doctor1 MD

i went to the dr. yesterday for sore throat, body aches. was told it was not strep but viral infection. she did notice a pus pocket on the right side of my throat, I was prescribed antibiotics (Z-pack) for 5 days. My dr told me to gargle with salt / warm water. My question is should I try to remove the pus pocket myself with a q-tip, as that is what I have been reading online that several people remove the pus pocket with q-tip.

doctor1 MD

1. I had tonsils with pus dripping. GP prescribed anti biotics which did not help. 2. ENT diagnosed tonsilitis wilth laryngistis.He prescribed amoxycillin and potassium clauvanate. 3. was on antibiotics for 8 days. 3. I got relief . Now I have acute pain below the ear lobe.What to do

doctor1 MD

aWent in the 22nd to urgent care for what I thought was strep throat. I initially had a very faint sore throat the Friday before and each day got worse and worse. Finally on Tuesday it just blew up and fever was involved so I went to urgent care. No phlegm, coughing, runny nose, just a very bad sore throat with white spots on my very swollen tonsils, fever, chills, body aches and stiff neck. Doctor prescribed Amoxicillin, Tylenol, and Ibuprofen. Yesterday called and said I was not getting better. I was intact getting worse in which the nurse said strep culture was negative. Since Wednesday, on top of a very bad sore throat which has gotten more white spots on it, my cycle starts with chills when Ibuprofen and and Tylenol wear off. After taking them both, chills go away and I start to get really hot and sweat. Then an hour or so later I feel okay until the meds wear off and the cycle repeats. This has been going on since Wednesday. Nurse told me it's viral and should just let it run its course but I'm growing very impatient. Fever is getting higher amd higher. Just now I clocked it at 102 while sweating. This isn't normal for me. Any idea of what this could be and what I should do? I also can't remember the last time I had a BM.

doctor1 MD

For the past 3 weeks I have had a very persistent sore throat which at times has made it very difficult to swallow. Lemsips and lozengers ease and alcohol makes it worse. Sleeping can be disturbed due to being painful to swallow. The symptoms seem...

doctor1 MD

I have a globus sensation for 3 months now with dizziness . My doctor said that it is just due to my allergies causing post nasal drip leading to said sensation. However, I have noticed these lesions in the back of my throat and now I am wondering...

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor I had pus on my tonsils no pain no fever but lymp node under my jaw is swollen and painfull.Mh doc took a swab and the result was moderate growth pf strep group g.The doctor gave me pencillin 250mg I am taking it for 4 days now not much...