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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
Re-evaluate...: Follow up with your daughter's physician today and let them know that she has developed a fever after being on the antibiotics for two day. They will ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Jock itch?: It could be a fungal infection, but more likely a "jock itch" than a yeast infection - and unlikely to be related to the recent course of bactrim (sul ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Assess for abscess: Though other pain meds are available, if you just started the regimen, then you may experiencing increasing pain the day after- it's called the "antib ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See doc.: Maybe you are not infected or the organism is resistant to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Hard to say without seeing it, but indurated ... Read More
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A 41-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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience Urogynecology
48 hours : Usually but complete 3-5 days of antibiotic.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: The primary treatment of an abscess is drainage. Antibiotics can effect improvement in the surrounding soft tissue infection in 2-4 days but drainage ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually 24-48 hours: Meanwhile you should drink plenty of fluids and take OTC Azo for the burning on urination. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Cepahlaxin: If the infection is a susceptible strain, it will take a few days to a week or so depnding where and how bad the infection is.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Duane Keller
44 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Usually Clindamycin is used to treat anaerobic (no oxygen) bacteria. You don't want to stay on any antibiotic for longer than prescribed. If you sti ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
5 days: The half life of sulfa and trimethoprim vary from 10 to 20 hours. 5 half lives for almost complete elimination so 50 to 100 hours.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Varies: For single lesions, opening and draining them may obviate the need for antibiotics. When antibiotics are needed, 10-14 days seems adequate for resolu ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: If they are effective and choosen correctly around 24-48 hours depending on whether it is a bladder or kidney infection.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: It wont necessarily work. Depends on what bug is causing the infection in the first place.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdus Khan
29 years experience Urgent Care
Takes time. : Zyvox (linezolid) is a good antibiotic but your problem with prostrate will require a few days to settle. Hopefully in 3 to 5 days. Other options ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
24 hours: The drug of choice for sinus infection is Levaquin (levofloxacin) and it should kick in after 24 hours.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Varies: Prostatitis often can require long courses of antibiotics compared to other infections. Is not unusual to take between two and six weeks of antibiotic ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Motola
39 years experience Dentistry
Ten days: Ten days or longer.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
27 years experience Dentistry
3 days : You should know if the Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is working within the first 3 days.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You Need to wait : At least 7 days after start of treatment (or wait until completion of treatment if that period is longer) before you can have sexual activity.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Depends.: Most "sinus infections" are actually caused by viral symptoms so wouldn't be helped by abx to begin with. If you're not feeling better after 2-3 days ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
3: 3 days is typical, course for non complex uti.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends...: Usually a couple of days.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It depends on the area infected and the severity of infection. Finally, sometimes Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is often not very effect ... Read More

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