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How long does it take antibiotics to show improvement for staph

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends...: It depends on the antibiotics and the extent of the infection as well as sensitivity of the staph to the antibiotics. Antibiotic-resistant staph, such ... Read More
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Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Usually a few days: If the bacteria are sensitive to the antibiotic and the dose is proper and the medication has been taken properly it should show improvment in a few ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ask your OB doc: I am not aware of any antibiotic recommendations for staph exposure in a healthy pregnant woman, but your circumstances may be high risk for reasons I ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unrelated: But would you kindly be more specific about what kind of symptoms, antibiotics wouldn't affect ana testing
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Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Positive ANA: False-positive ANA can occur after infections. Positive ANA are far more common than positive ANA due to autoimmune disease. Worried about lupus? Y ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Staph nose infection: An infection can sometimes be hard to clear when there is a "foreign body" present. That's because the germs use it to their advantage-- kind of like ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It depends on the type and the severity of the infection. You need to include more detail in your question. Some staphylococcus aureus infections req ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Staph Infection: Staph infections have been increasing resistant to certain antibiotics, it is important to tell your doctor about your results so that they can prescr ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Did you have a culture of the wound? If a culture showed infection with mrsa, it may take several weeks to eradicate the infection.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Staph Infection: Staph infections have been increasing resistant to certain antibiotics, it is important to tell your doctor about your results so that they can prescr ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
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About 2 weeks: For most infections, antibiotics will clear it in about 2 weeks. However, if you are "colonized" with the staph bacteria, it is possible to keep re-in ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Varies! : Infection with simple staph that are sensitive to usual antibiotics will clear in a few days, but chronic infections or hidradenitis may require stron ... Read More

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