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Have you started taking the antibiotics?
Hello, thanks for your time. I took the first one today, at around 5 PM.. forgive the spelling but it's called amoxycillin, I think.
Okay, as long as you have started taking the antibiotics then you are not a health hazard
May I ask you another question?
If it is related to this same topic, yes
It is, yes. I don't get sick often, so it's pretty unusual for me to have something like this. Is it normal to feel pretty bad with something like this? I haven't been feeling "traditional" sick like I would with a cold.. but I still feel sick, if that makes sense.
It is normal to feel bad with this infection, I don't think you have anything to worry about
Okay.. my final question for you is this: should I be concerned about any potential underlying causes to this issue? Like a precursor for any possible health issues in the future?
No, you should not be worried about any future problems related to this issue
Okay. I appreciate the advice, and will give you positive feedback for your time. Thank you!
You're quite welcome
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Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX that in mind if/when I get sick again :) Have a good night!
Hello, I would just like to follow up and let you know that I was actually re-diagnosed with "cat scratch fever" or "cat scratch disease" caused by the bacteria bartonella, after a follow up visit with my physician and some blood work.My most prevalent symptom has been what Wikipedia describes as "Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome, granulomatous conjunctivitis with concurrent swelling of the lymph node near the ear", which is likely why the initial diagnosis of parotitis was given. It still hasn't fully gone away, but I'm on a new antibiotic regiment which seems to be doing a better job than the first.