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how soon do antibiotics work in your system

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Antibiotics do work: Patients who have their immune systems suppressed by chemotherapy still can be treated with antibiotics. However, your body does a better job of clear ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
I'd like to help: Your question doesn't specify which treatment did work so I assume it's a follow up question. Please clarify.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mihaela Marin
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Up to couple of days: If you finish your antibiotic treatment before you start taking birth control pills, will be no interference. If you take antibiotics in the future, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
It's a partnership.: Antibiotics can slow down or kill bacteria, but there is a partnership between the drug and your immune system. To clear an infection optimally, the c ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Lance
13 years experience Gynecology
Maybe: The best way to reduce the risk of infection during a surgical abortion, or D&C, is to take a prophylactic antibiotic prior to the abortion. Most ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
One wonders: Why so much pain for so long? Defenetively pain pill issues include constipation and nausea, while antibiotics will wipe out normal gut flora, another ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus infections: Find out what you are allergic to and treat that. An ENT doctor can help you. They can also see if you have an anatomical abnormality which predispose ... Read More
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A 11-year-old male asked:
Dr. MANNAN RAZZAK
22 years experience Pediatrics
Watch : I would monitor. Clean off the discharge with cool water vs. Warm. Warm water will increase redness and make it look like pink eye. If it persist more ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No immune problem: It's just bad luck you happened to catch two colds within a few months. People can get colds several times a year; it almost never means an abnormal i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: The extent of time an antibiotic stays in your body would depend on which antibiotic you are taking as they will vary greatly. Ask a pharmacist for s ... Read More
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