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Hello, Dr. I have been on a z-pak for a sore throat and upper respiratory infection... The respiratory issue is OK now. But I still have sore throat and ear. Can I take some amoxicillin ?

Doctor's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

Sure...My GP suspects that these respiratory issues were linked to undiagnosed asthma. I was also put on prednisone and a steroid inhaler (once a day...rinse mouth).

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Thanks for this question.

I doubt the amoxicillin would help much. Pretty much every infection that would be covered by the amox is already covered with the z pack. It probably wouldn't hurt you at all but this isn't really necessary

sounds more viral

if it persists the amoxicillin might be more indicated

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Please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it. :)

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