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"Hello, please does the use of cefuroxime antibiotic cause cough as a side effect? "

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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Hello, please does the use of cefuroxime antibiotic cause cough as a side effect?
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    Good evening, No. Cough is not a side effect of cefuroxime. Diarrhoea is the commonest side effect of cefuroxime. I will be here if you have other questions.
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Ok, thank you. I started experiencing serious fever, headache body pain especially when I try to swallow anything. So about three days ago, I went to buy cefuroxime because I believe my immune system has become susceptible to infection as a result of stress and alcohol due to the fact that it has been three years I took antibiotic last. So the headache has stopped, the fever has stopped and the body pain has reduced especially the one I feel when I try to swallow but my dry cough keeps on disturbing me when I try to sleep. And it wasn't like that before I started using cefuroxime. That was why I asked. What can I do? Because the cough disturbs my sleep.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    So sorry about that. First, what you are experiencing is not likely due to the cefuroxime that you took. Another explanation for the cough might be if you are allergic to penicillins or cephalosporins which is what cefuroxime is made up of. This is however very rare but it can happen if this is the first you will be taking cefuroxime. If you have been taking it before, then it's very unlikely it's the side effect of the drug. So, if you have been using cefuroxime before now without any trouble, I will like you to complete it if you are yet to do so. You can get a cough syrup (without codeine) for now and see how it goes. I will also like you to get a rapid test for malaria done. Treat yourself for malaria if it's positive using ACT and paracetamol. Hope it's clear ?
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Ok, I also got an antimalaria with ibuprofen to start after taking the antibiotic though I treated malaria in January . This is my first time of using cefuroxime. Since this is my first time of using cefuroxime, should I just complete it? Or should I get a cough syrup to take alongside the cefuroxime.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    For how long have you been using the cefuroxime? How many days do you have left to use it?
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    I started on Friday evening. I'm to use it for 5 days, so I have two more days to use it, though I am yet to take the one for this evening
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    If the cough started when you commenced the drug, you should stop and observe for now. If it's the cause, the cough will subside as soon as you discontinue the drug. If you have been coughing before using the drug, complete the drug and get a cough syrup in addition. Hope it's clear?
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Okay. Yes it is clear, thank you. If there is any other problem, I will let you know.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    OK. Don't hesitate.
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Good evening Dr idris, I bought a natural expectorant which I started taking from yesterday afternoon. There is no improvement . I have finished the syrup I bought yesterday. So pls what do I do?
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    Good evening ma'am Sorry about this. Natural expectorant? What is the content of this natural expectorant? Are you producing any sputum now? If yes, what's the colour?
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    The colour of the sputum is like that of a normal sputum of a healthy person, it's not infected. The cough syrup is working but it's extremely slow. I have just sent the picture of what the cough syrup contains
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    It's truly natural. If you say it's getting better with this combo, you should continue it but I will advise you see a Doctor for a chest examination just to be sure everything is in order. Okay?
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Okay, So I should just meet a doctor to tell him I need a chest examination? If he should ask me what exactly do I need the chest examination for, what do I say? Below is picture of what i just got.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    Hello, Please let me make something clear to you. Self medication isn't the best and I will like you to desist. You have taken enough already please. You don't have to request for the examination. Once you tell your Doctor about your cough, he knows what next to do. It's standard. Please stop loading your system.
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Okay, thank you very much. I understand. I'm just concerned about the cough. I usually don't do self medication. I just want to get rid of the cough as soon as possible.. I will talk to a doctor.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    You are welcome.
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Good evening. I spoke to a doctor, he said it should take my asthma inhaler and watch what happenes. I have a history of hypersensitive respiratory tract and I have had two attacks. The first I was nebulized due to cough, the second, I used the inhaler, that was like last year February. Last week when there was heavy rain, my room was flooded and so I spread a lot of cut onion on my rug to absorb any odour. I inhaled a lot onion fragrance, that was when the cough and fever and headache started but my mind never went to the fact that I could be reacting to the onion cos the only thing I react a lot to is dust and again I'm not experiencing chest tightness. That was why I got antibiotic. I didn't tell you about the onion thing cos I didn't see the importance. I thought I should tell you what the doctor I met said. He nebulized me last year when I had issues. He said I should take the inhaler and the cough syrup.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    Good evening, That's very good of you. The most important is for you to get better. Strong odours irrespective of the source can trigger an attack in asthmatic; the best thing to do is to avoid them. You have done so well. Always inform your health care provider of your past medical history; it makes their decision making easier; you too will get better on time as a result. Take care
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Good evening Dr. Since some yoghurts contain active live organism that helps in breakdown of fats. Is it okay to go on yoghurt + exercise alone for like two weeks before continuing with exercise and lifestyle modification in terms of what I eat. The two weeks yoghurt alone is just for fast breakdown of accumulated fat.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    Good evening, Im aware some beneficial bacteria are used in aiding the fermentation of milk to form yoghurt. This bacteria however have not been proved to play a role in 'burning' fat from what I know so far. Yours might be a new study and I will like to know your reference. Yoghurt is good no doubt but I don't think what you attributes to it is correct. You can take it as part of your weight loss regimen but avoid the ones with excess sugar. Continue other life style modifications and your regular exercise. Take care
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Lol. I read it on the net, I mean the whole bacteria also helping in the breakdown of fats thingy, that was why I asked to know if it's healthy. Thanks. Good morning.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    OK. Good morning. No problem. Stick to the advice for now, let us see how you do with that. Have a nice day
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Good evening Dr idris. Hope your day is going well. Pls I have been experiencing pain at the hard palate of my mouth or roof of my mouth since Sunday night. I thought it would go away but it hasn't. Could it be due to stress? Because I am really stressed up or could it be something else? Thanks in anticipation of your reply.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    Good evening, My day is going on fine. Sorry about the pain. If there are no other symptoms ,it might be due to stress as you have said. Try get enough rest. You should get either Strepsil lozenge or Tom Tom for relief. Taking paracetamol tonight is also not a bad idea if the pain is much. Take care ma'am.
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Good morning Dr, how are you today? Pls I was meant to see my period on the 1st of May and it hasn't come out and today is 6th. What could be the cause? Thanks
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    Good morning. I'm ok Did you use any form of contraception lately especially in form of pill? A delay for a day or 2 can sometime be normal. If it's for a prolonged number of days, I will advise you do a pregnancy test as pregnancy is the first thing to consider. The result of the pregnancy test will tell us what to do next. However I will still want you to relax for a day or 2 to see if will come. If not, go for a pregnancy test.
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Thanks for your reply. I didn't use any form of contraception and I have never slept with a man. So I'm not pregnant. Actually I don't have a definite cycle. It's always between 27 days and 32 days and the last time this happened to me was 3 years ago when it didn't come out for 2 months and the doctor then said it was due to stress. So I will heed your advice and see what happens and give you feedback. Thanks.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    OK. Stress can be a strong factor. I remember telling you to always get adequate rest. Please ensure you rest. I will expect your feedback. Take care
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Hello Dr. Good afternoon. Hope your day is going well. I am still yet to see my period. Just giving you a feedback. Today is May 10th.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    Good afternoon, Any breast discharge lately? What's your latest weight? Do you notice if you are excessively hairy e. g having beard like a man? I will advise you go for a scan, your uterus and the ovaries should be checked.
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    No discharge, latest weight is 65kg. I'm normal, no beard. Just that two days ago, I ovulated.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    OK. I want to assume you already know how to track your ovulation. If not, you can tell me what you saw that made you conclude that you just ovulated. Let's assume you just ovulated, then, something is wrong with the counting or the cycle. Your ovulation suppose to come 14 days to your next menses. This might mean you have already seen your menses but lost count or you are ovulating twice in one cycle which is not common. If you are sure you just ovulated, the next 14 days will be the time to expect your menses. So I will advise we wait again.
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    No I had delayed ovulation. The time I was meant to ovulate, I expected it but it never showed up. My last menses was April 2nd, Sunday. My next was meant to be May 1st. That's why when I ovulated two days ago, I knew. So I checked on the net for delayed ovulation and I saw that it could be due to stress, mental or emotional, other things. But I still waited like you told me to.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    That's good of you. We keep waiting. I also want to assure you there is no cause for worry. The menstrual cycle is one unpredictable clock which can be altered by a slight change in some environmental factors. It might not translate into any obvious abnormality most of the time but it's good we look for the cause even if we don't find. So I will advise still do the scan or if you have the result of anyone you have done, let me see it. Take care
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Okay, thanks a lot. I will give you a feedback then. Take care too.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    You are welcome. Enjoy the rest of the day.
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Good evening. Pls how can one stop this automatic subscription. I don't like it. Just found out that 1500 has been taken from my account just like that and I'm a student. I wish to subscribe when I'm ready to ask question or give a feedback cos it's not every month one has a health issue. Pls tell me how to address this issue, thank you.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    So sorry about this. I will relay this issue to the technical team. You can also send an email to hello@kangpe.com for a deactivation. Sorry for the inconvenience once again.
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Good morning. Pls I have a mark on my breast, red and black mark. I have no idea what happened. Pls can you help me.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    Good morning, Been a while. It will be difficult for me to know what is going on if I can't see. You can let me see if it is okay by you. If not, a doctor has to see to be sure of what is going on.
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Yea it's been a while. Thank God for a healthy life. Okay, here is the picture
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    Seen. When did you notice it? Is it painful? Do you notice any swelling around this area?
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    I noticed it two days ago but I'm guessing it has been there for sometime. It's not painful and there is no swelling around the area
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    Let us still observe it. Since everything about it seem negative. Hope you know how to do a self breast examination?
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Okay, yes I know how to do a self examination.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    Good. Keep doing it and let me know if you notice anything. I will be here.
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Okay. How many days should I so it and get back to you?
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    Anytime. Immediately you notice anything unusual, just alert me. Okay?
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Okay, I will. Thank you.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    You are welcome. Have a nice day.
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Good morning Dr. The spot has cleared. I have attached a picture below
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    Good morning, I'm happy to hear that. Feel free to get across to me if you need further help. Have a great weekend
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Thanks. Please I have another problem. Whenever I start having chest tightness, difficulty breathing and cough, I do use my ventolin inhaler but why do I taste blood at the back of my throat. Or metallic taste. I don't cough out anything. Pls what is the reason for the taste?
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    The metallic taste is likely from the content of the inhaler. Ensure you rinse your mouth with water after using the inhaler. Okay?
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    I always rinse my mouth with water. The last time I used the inhaler was yesterday by 5pm but I still tasted it today after I coughed a little.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    Sorry about this once again. If there are no other symptoms, I still believe there is no cause for worry. I will like you to still observe for a while.
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Okay, thank you.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    You are welcome. Enjoy the rest of the day
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