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how long does it take for sore glands to clear up after antibiotics

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Why given?: There is no evidence that oral antibiotics help with viral lymphadenopathy. Ask you doctor why you need the antibiotics if you have questions.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You should see your doctor so he can give you the best treatment for both.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Sometimes weeks: It can sometimes take weeks for swollen lymph nodes in the neck to decrease in size after an upper respiratory infection. Seek care if not improving w ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: The description is too vague to provide you with an answer. Nonetheless your presentation is unusual. I would recommend that you consult an ENT the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
A while.: a first time cold sore might take 1-2 weeks to completely resolve and the nodes could stay swollen for a month or more. Subsequent outbreaks usually ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Tonsillitis: Typically, antibiotics start to help within 24-48 hours. If you do not feel better then call your GP's office.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Minimum 7-10 days: however, certain cases, if deeply infected could last from 2-3 weeks. with appropriate antibiotic therapy.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: That can vary but usually you will notice by week a difference if it is the right antibiotic and presuming the glands are reacting to a bacterial, not ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends upon many factors - size / location / infecting organism, etc. Definitely should not be getting worse after about the first 24/48 hours and sl ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
15 years experience Dermatology
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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