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Fever, back pain not relieved by ZPACK, CLARITIN.

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I've had a fever since Tuesday. I want to the dr yesterday and was given a zpack and Claritin. But me fever still hasn't gone away and I am still having bad lower back pain. And my belly feels like it's going to explode What should I do

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Thank you for your query at
I need a few more details before I can help you further:
1) Your age and sex,
2) Are you taking any anti-pyretic like Tylenol?
3) Do you have any sore throat/ runny nose/ difficulty in urination/ any changes in stool consistency?
4) Any previous history of UTIs/ kidney infections?
Kindly reply and I can help you further,

Patient replied :

34 female
i have been taking Tylenol and Morton and Thera flu all week and they are not working
I had a sore throat Monday but haven't since. No difficulty urinating but it smells relly bad like ammonia
I wwas constipated earlier in the week but I have had two bowl movements a since the the llast one on Friday was very loose
ive never had a uti or kediney infection

Thank you for your follow-up.
If the urine smells bad it is possible that you have an UTI, and you should get it tested. The belly pain can be due to the same. You definitely need a strong antibiotic ( Broad spectrum - Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily ), for a week. Regarding bowel movements, let me know if the loose stool persists.
I will advise you a urine test, an urine culture, and a CBC.
Please get back with these investigations.
Hope this was helpful,

Patient replied :

Thank you. I got a urinalisys I did have a uti and kidney infection caused by strep throat. I am now on two antibiotics. Thanks so much for your help.

Yes, that is what i suspected.
You will feel better now.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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