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how long is antibiotic treatment?

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Dr. Christopher Quinn
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: Antibiotic treatment varies greatly depending on the disease being treated and the antibiotic of choice. Treatments can vary from one day (ie z-max for otitis) tto months for conditions such as osteomyelitis.
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Depends: It varies depending on the condition it is being used for and the location of the infection, and the bacteria involved. Also the antibiotic being used. For some situations5 days is adequate, while for others, a month may be needed. Remember, antibiotics should only be taken when necessary to fight bacterial infections. They do not kill viruses!
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
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