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A 54-year-old male asked:

got pneumonia.can't breath.coughg yellow grn phlegm. chest heavy. throat like glass.hospital sent home w azithromycin & amxcln.how long 4 it to work?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
48 hours onset: Usually the medications will start to improve clinical symptoms within 48 hours. Monitor your temperature and drink fluids. A follow up appointment with your PCP is indicated.

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