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Penis itching after taking Azithromycin and Cefixime. Partner has chlamydia. Side effect or drug interaction?

I recently took 1g azithromycin and 400mg cefixime . My partner was diagnosed with Chlamydia and even though I was not tested my doctor gave me these prescriptions. About a couple hours after taking these together I started getting a minor itch in my penis. The itch has continued for 24 hours. Is this a side effect of one of the medications, an allergic reaction , an indication that the medication is not working, or something else?
Asked On : Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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Most probably, the symptoms you are experiencing is not because of the medications. It seems like you are infected as well with Chlamydia with a fungal infection as well since itching is present. Along with Azithromycin and Cefixime, you could probably take anti-fungal like Flucanazole. Get it prescribed by your doctor.

It is not an allergic reaction mostly. Both, Azithroycin and Cefixime are not anti-fungals. So, if it a fungal infection, you need to take Flucanazole as I mentioned.

Topical anti-fungals like Clotrimazole cream will help you as well.

Get a thorough STD screening done to be on the safer side.

Get well soon.
Answered: Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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