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why am i getting one illness after another in the last 4wks

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why am i getting one illness after another in the last 4wks i have had colds toncilitus earaches sore throats
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 years ago.
The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

Thanks for your question.
Do you have any other medical condition?
Which antibiotic you were on and for how many days?
Did you see any improvement following antibiotic therapy?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

i am takeing penicillin 250mg 8 times a day only started them sun afternoon there is an improvement in my condition i have no long term ilnesses and not on any reguler medication

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 years ago.
Thanks for your reply.
It is likely you got a bacterial infection.
Bacterial infection like streptococci tends to improve with antibiotics.
Over the counter medications will not help.
Better antibiotics like Doxycycline or azithromycin is preferred if penicillin does not work.
Since this is working there is no need to change the antibiotic.
other possibilities include underlying chronic diseases which make your immunity weaker.
Diabetes, hypertension, low blood count, malignancy are such examples.
Blood tests including blood count with differential, metabolic panel, blood sugar, liver function panel should be checked to rule out any other medical condition.

Best wishes,