Why is Zithromax Preferred for Ear Infection?
Ear infection, which is termed as Acute Ottis Media in medical terminology, occurs when there is pus or fluid present in the middle ear or surrounding area. The symptoms of Acute Otitis Media may include pain in the ear and oftentimes mild to high fever. There may be the presence of fluid in the middle ear area for a temporary period, but sometimes it remains there for more than 6 weeks too. Such cases are referred to as chronic otitis media.
Ear infection is a very common problem which anybody of any age might have, which includes children too. There are so many antibiotics available to treat the ear infection and it is very difficult to say as which one is the best. But, as per the doctors, Zithromax is the most suitable option for children, especially for those who are allergic to amoxicillin or have difficulty in taking any medicine. This is because it is very convenient to give as it has much lesser doses as compared to other antibiotics. Though the doses are much lesser the effect is the same as of the other medicines.
Why Zithromax is a Better Option for Ear Infection Treatment?
Zithromax is the most prescribed medicine in the U.S. for treating bacterial infections. This medicine inhibits bacterial growth in the body by restricting protein synthesis.
There are many people who are allergic to amoxicillin or penicillin. In such case,s this antibiotic is prescribed as a safer option. The duration of each antibiotic intake differs from each other, depending upon its formula and also the age of the patient. The symptoms of ear infection go away within 2-4 days of starting with the doses, which is quite faster than other antibiotics.
Antibiotics are often used for clearing up a bacterial ear infection. Doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat or prevent various infections in adults as well as in children, especially those who get repeated ear infection (ottis media). Zithromax, which is used for treating various bacterial infections like a skin infection, STDs, and also ear infections, is a very effective antibiotic. A study revealed that, in the treatment of acute ottis media or middle ear infection, one dose is as effective in children as 10 days doses of amoxicillin.
You should avoid taking this drug if you have an allergy for azithromycin, erythromycin, clarithromycin or any other similar drug. Also before taking Zithromax for an ear infection, let your doctor know if you have any liver, kidney, or heart disorder.
Though Zithromax is quite safe in almost all the patients, still there may be some mild side effects like diarrhea, redness of skin, rashes, nausea etc, which are much lesser than the side effects of Amoxicillin.
Antacids or anything which contains magnesium or aluminium should be avoided before and after 2 hours, as they may affect its working.
If the child continues to experience the symptoms of middle ear infection even after the 48-72 hours of the treatment commencement, then there may be some other problem involved and you should consult your doctor about it, so that the correct diagnosis may be done and the related treatment is started.
One very important aspect about the antibiotics is that if you have started an antibiotic course, then you must complete it. Many people discontinue the course as soon as their condition improves and they start feeling better. But this may cause the repeated occurrence of the infection, and then the treatment would become harder and difficult due to the buildup of the antigens for the antibiotic which had cured the symptoms before. Detailed information having relation to this antibiotic is given on this video:
How to Use It for Ear Infection?
Consult your doctor and take the doses as per his advice for the treatment of your or your child’s ear infection. The drug comes in two forms; tablets and oral suspension. For young children, usually, an oral suspension is prescribed. Shake the bottle well and measure it properly before giving it to the patient. Complete the course as per your prescription.
With a proper care and doctor’s help, your ear infection will go away within a week time. Once you are cured completely, try not to get the infection again.