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Headache, back and neck pain due to VIRUS. ANTIBIOTICS.

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Have had a virus for over a week (both my kids had it also, one developed tonsilitis and the other bronchitis) i however have had this virus move to my sinus, create fluid in my ears but now it has moved to my chest (productive and now non productive) i am now experiencing immense headaches and bad back and neck pain, nurofen seems to work for the time being but just wondering if i may need antibitoics to get rid of this thing?

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The infection was definitely pretty bad since your kids also developed tonsillitis and bronchitis respectively. The problem with viral infections are if they don't settle down in a day or two they make us more prone for bacterial infections. In that case it is better to start antibiotic as early as possible.
I will advise you take the following medicines for the next 5 days :
1) Tab. Amoxycillin-Clavulanic Acid ( Augmentin ) 650 mg twice daily for 5 days.
2) Continue with the painkiller since it will help in reducing the back and neck pain.
3) Cap. Cobadex CZS, once daily at bed time for 5 days.
Continue the following medicines for 2 days and update me on your symptoms.

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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