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how long does it take for antibiotics to work on a staph infection?

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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It depends on the type and the severity of the infection. You need to include more detail in your question. Some staphylococcus aureus infections require 4-6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics. Some simple skin infections can be cured by drainage alone or with a few days of oral antibiotics.
Answered on Dec 29, 2019

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