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I' ve started taking penicillin and its giving me

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Hi I' ve started taking penicillin and its giving me ridiculously painful heartburn. I can't even eat its so painful

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

Eating

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Since the 3rd day of the antibiotics not really

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Medical
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3/27/2018
Doctor: Connie Pennington,
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Hello, I am Dr. Pennington. I would like to help you.

Why are you taking penicillin? How long was it prescribed?

How old are you? Gender?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Hi , it was prescribed for a week for swollen lymph nodes,
I am 24 , female
Doctor: Connie Pennington,
 replied 3 months ago

Ok. It unfortunately is a common side effect.

Worst case scenario, you may have to call your physician and get a different antibiotic.

Some things that might make it better during your last 4 days of treatment:

  • Swallow pills when sitting upright or preferably while standing.
  • Swallow pills one at a time.
  • Swallow pills with 4 to 8 ounces of water.
  • Remain in an upright position for two hours after swallowing pills.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist if there is a liquid form of the antibiotic you’re prescribed.
  • Ask your doctor if a less caustic antibiotic is available for treatment.
  • Ask your doctor if a sublingual, subcutaneous, or intravenous, forms of antibiotics are available for treatment.
  • The mucosal membrane lining the esophagus and stomach can be bolstered with mucilage for added protection against esophagitis. Mucilage is a substance produced by plants and is found in aloe vera, licorice (use DGL form), slippery elm, and marshmallow root. Supplements that contain these ingredients are easily found over the counter.

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