A 52-year-old male asked:
Had diverticulitis for 2.5 weeks. finally went to urgent care. on metronidazole and cipro but dr didnt tell me to be on a liquid diet until i discovered that today. on antibiotics for 3 days and symptoms havent eased up much. how long till relief?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Improvement with antibiotics takes several days. Your diet probably is not having any influence on this. Keep taking the antibiotics. If you're having severe pain or fever, check back now with the doctor treating you. Also check in if not significantly improved after 7 days treatment. Good luck.
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