Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

148 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
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.

On medicine for gerd and sinus infection. Have low fever and upper gi discomfort. What's wrong?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja

Gastroenterologist, Surgical

Practicing since :1984

Answered : 922 Questions

default
Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: low grade fever, general malaise and upper gi discomfort (no diarrhea). already on omeprazole for gerd and clarythromycin for a low grade sinus infection. Took extra tablet (40) of omeprazole this morning for gi discomform before i realized I had a fever (over last couple hours crept up to 101f). 56 years old male
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 1 hour later
Hi

Thanks for writing in

Your fever could be due to low grade sinus infection and upper G I Discomfort is common with clarithromycin

I would suggest you take the antibiotic after meals and till you are on antibiotic take Omeprazole 40mg twice a day

Hope this helps
Do write back in case of concern
Wishing you a healthy life ahead
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 4 hours later
Was already on Clarythromycin for 10 days without significant discomfort - believe sinus infection clearing. Believe I have a stomach virus - sudden onset accompanied by moderately severe headache this morning. OK to continue with Omeprazole while fighting a stomach virus?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 8 hours later
Hi

Thanks for writing back

All macrolides like Clarithromycin cause upper GI Upset after few days of intake

You may have had a viral infection and it is Ok if you continue with Omeprazole

Also one word of caution - Do not jump to a diagnosis without getting yourself clinically examined

Hope this helps and clears your doubts
Get well soon
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

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

Recent questions on  Sinusitis

doctor1 MD

Ive had chest congestion which was diagnosed as bronchitis. 1 1/2 weeks ago while i broke out with red itchy bumps on my upper right back and on both arms, they started to go away 2 days later. ive had a fever on and off with sinus headaches which ended thursday, i have minor congestion now but these bumps are coming back and are itching. could they be associated?

doctor1 MD

54yof, very healthy except for chronic sinusitis, w/current severe pansinusitis from CT scan results. poss surgery, looking at alternatives doing mult nasal rinses w/added dr. detergent rinse, steaming, vitamins,rest etc. questioning icthyol 20% in glycerin, natural remedy, applied as nasal packing to help open clogged ostea, can I use ichthammol salve on gause up my nose? it says not for internal use.

doctor1 MD

I am 55, weigh 135lbs, and have had HepC for 35yrs or so. I have a black spot on one tonsil, no sore throat, but have had a sinus infection and blood/mucus drainage on that side for several months now. It started with not taking care of the upper back tooth. I ve been through 14 days of antibiotics but I still have it. Any thoughts on some of these things?

doctor1 MD

What are the possible causesolow grade fever bet 99-99.5 , severe headache, raised esr 100 in a 58 yrs old lady.she is diabete Ic on oral hypoglycemics and htn, hyperlipedemia on treatment.all her symptoms are from last 2weeks.labs , urine normal, ct brain showing sinusitis.she took antibiotic and cbz afor headache dxsed as trigeminal neuralgia.kindly reply

doctor1 MD

I had and was treated for strep. It has been a month, and I still have a lingering cough . Why is the cough hanging on? Have you had similar inquiries from other people?

doctor1 MD

Dear Doctor, I need an analysis (a second opinion ) on MRI Scan/Film. Patient was diagnosed for ALS -Although I dont too much agree with this. The scanned film/documents can be found here:...

doctor1 MD

hi I am XXXXXXX suffering with cold continuosly from last 2weeks and cold is not controlling, often getting cold a mild throat infection and itching of eyes.dont know what type of allergy I am having.can u suggest me any treatment.