Suggest Treatment For Severe Throat Congestion
I have got throat infection yesterday and fever upto 101 . I usually take azithromycin tablets for 3 days and this infection goes away . Now I took 2 doses and I feel my chest is more congested while throat is not much issue . For fever , I took paracetamol and its in control .
Some more background, my elder daughter 8 years old had got bacterial pneumonia recently and pleural effusion and she was admitted to hospital for all the water in her pleural to be drained out and currently on medication like some antibiotics and recovering .
we have been iinteracting together and I suspect in case the bacterial pneumonia from her infected me .
In case of pneumonia there will be more breathing difficulty.
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I have gone through your query. Your problem can be due to lower respiratory infection. In case of pneumonia there will be more breathing difficulty.
Regarding your other concern, Pneumonia only affects when your immunity is quite low. So in an otherwise healthy adult, that is a less possibility.
Better to undergo routine blood tests(CBC with peripheral blood smear and ESR) along with a Chest X-ray to rule out signs of bacterial infection. Azithromycin won't be effective in all infections. You may need other regimen of antibiotics like Co-Amoxiclav. This is a prescription drug given in dosage of 625 mg twice daily for 5 to 7 days.
Yes, you can continue the Paracetamol for fever, take steam inhalation also (alternating with plain water and the vapo-caps thrice daily).
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with third dose of azithromycin,I feel chest congestion has lightened up and thick cough started coming out.
can u pls tell me what should be the dose pattern of azithromycin ,once a day or twice daily ?it's 500mg. pls note that I took third dose of this medicine on second day itself.any harm ?
Thank you for your follow up query.
Dose of Azithromycin can be 1000 mg daily. But usual dose given is 500 mg once daily 1 hour before or after food for 3 to 5 days according to severity. If you have improvement in your condition then I would recommend continuing till 5th day. Taking mucolytics like mucolyte and steam inhalation will be helpful also.
Let me know if anything not clear.
I am happy to help you.