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how long does it take antibiotics to show improvement for staph?

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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 as mrsa, are also common. But usually there should be a visible improvement in most cases of staph aureus skin infections after 1 to 2 days.
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
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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 days.
Answered on Feb 19, 2020
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