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how long does antibiotic take to work for ear infection

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Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
24-48 hours: You should notice a substantial improvement in your symptoms within 24-48 hours, mainly in the reduction of pain.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Should be better: Your symptoms should be much better by day 3 and completely resolved by day 10.
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Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Several days: Pain should resolve quickly, but blocked feeling may persist for many weeks. If blocked feeling does not resolve in 3-4 weeks, should see ENT doctor.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
48-72hrs: if longer with no improvement at all, may require dose and/or frequency adjustment along with change in medication potentially
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Many issues: If the abx is effective the middle ear pus should be sterilized within 3-4 days. Fever should be down also. The fluid that is trapped with the infecti ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
That depends: You don't say if you have a swimmer's ear (external otitis) or otitis media with a ruptured ear drum. An external otitis is treated with ear drops al ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Quinolones: Quinolone antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacin and Levofloxacin are often used as oral antibiotics for pseudomonas, but not all pseudomonas sp. Are going ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Decongestant: Either irrigation of the nasal passageway with saline using a neti-pot, using a decongestant like Pseudoephedrine or oxymetozaline, or possibly steroi ... Read More
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A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Call your MD: You should call your MD right away. Does your daughter have a penicillin allergy? Studies show that macrocodes like azithromycin has limited activity ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Mcgee
48 years experience Pediatrics
Ear infections: He needs to be on the correct dose of amoxicillin( 80mg/kg/ day) or perhaps a different antibiotic for resistant ear infections such as augmenting..
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Many issues: If the abx is effective the middle ear pus should be sterilized within 3-4 days. Fever should be down also. The fluid that is trapped with the infecti ... Read More
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