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A 57-year-old male asked:

M57, how long does flu/cold takes to recover, its 11 day for me, also started anti biotic from last two days, wonder my immune too low or virus too >?

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 32 years experience
Virus = 3-5 days: Unfortunately, a challenged immune system or prolonged illness can permit a bacterial "super" infection--meaning that the virus has gone, but a bacterial infection now has taken over. Need 2-4 days for relief with antibiotic (bacterial control).

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Last updated Jan 22, 2019

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