A 23-year-old member asked:
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how long will it take for antibiotics to start working for cystitis? i have taken one tablet and am waiting for some sort of relief! will a bath help?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
A day or two: It takes a day or two for UTI symptoms to start to improve. Keep taking the antibiotic as directed and drink LOTS of fluids to keep high urine flow. You can also ask your doctor or chemist about phenazopyridine (Pyridium® and other brands in the US) to reduce discomfort during the couple days before the antibiotic kicks in. If questions remain, contact the doctor treating you.
Answered on Sep 12, 2018

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