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I have h pylori bacteria and I finished the hp pack I am still having some symptoms. Is this normal and how long until the antibiotics would have work?

I have h pylori bacteria and I finished the hp pack I am still having some symptoms. Is this normal and how long until the antibiotics would have work?

Helicobacter: You don't say what your symptoms are, but without being able to see and examine you it is impossible to advise. You should definitely contact the doctor who originally diagnosed this and be rechecked. Hope you feel better soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Suppose to take antibiotics 4x day. I keep forgetting the 4th dose. Can I just take it 3x a day as long as I finish it all.

Suppose to take antibiotics 4x day. I keep forgetting the 4th dose. Can I just take it 3x a day as long as I finish it all.

Depends: What antibiotics and its half life. Most antibiotics are taking 2 to 3 x a day. However is important to ask the prescriber. ...Read more

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I ddnt finish an antibiotic course for balanitis so the situation has recurred so can l continue taking the antibiotics until finished?

I ddnt finish an antibiotic course for balanitis so the situation has recurred so can l continue taking the antibiotics until finished?

Here are some...: Balanitis-inflammation of glans penis-is usually related with tight long foreskin with inadequate hygiene, and its most common effective care includes enhancing topical hygiene with proper cleaning & drying + judicious use of topical anti-fungal + steroid cream gingerly 1-2 times daily for 3-5 days. Yet, the ultimate solution is circumcision. More? Seek evaluation/counseling... ...Read more

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Piece came off while I was at work yesterday then burn for a bit and stopped I did finish 2 rounds of antibiotic within the last month pic in file?

Piece came off while I was at work yesterday then burn for a bit and stopped I did finish 2 rounds of antibiotic within the last month pic in file?

We can't view: The photo from this portion of healthtap. You are asking on the medical education site - not the treatment site (Healthtap Prime and Healthtap Concierge). Take care. ...Read more

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After you finish a week of antibiotics for a bladder infection how long will it take for the symptoms to completely disappear?

After you finish a week of antibiotics for a bladder infection how long will it take for the symptoms to completely disappear?

See answer: The symptoms of an uncomplicated uti/bladder infection (urinary urgency, frequency, voiding small amounts, bladder discomfort, burning with urination, possible blood in urine) usually resolve within 3-5 days if both the diagnosis is correct (positive urine culture) and you were prescribed the correct antibiotic. If symptoms persist, should have a repeat urinalysis and urine culture to verify. ...Read more

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Can I continue to breastfeed after finishing my antibiotics? I've had to take levaquin for pneumonia for 12 days and I just finished my last pill 2 days ago so I need to know can I continue now to breastfeed my 6 week old baby? I know I wasn't suppose to

Can I continue to breastfeed after finishing my antibiotics? I've had to take levaquin for pneumonia for 12 days and I just finished my last pill 2 days ago so I need to know can I continue now to breastfeed my 6 week old baby? I know I wasn't suppose to

Yes: The half life of Levaquin (levofloxacin) is 6-8 hours in persons with normal kidney function. A drug is considered eliminated 5 half lives after the last dose. Your Levaquin (levofloxacin) should be totally eliminated 40 hours after the last dose you took. Recommend you wait 1 more day then you can restart breast feeding. ...Read more

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I had tonsillitis and was given antibiotics, I didn't finish them but no longer have white spots just swollen glands but no pain. Should I be worried?

I had tonsillitis and was given antibiotics, I didn't finish them but no longer have white spots just swollen glands but no pain. Should I be worried?

YES: FINISH THE ANTIBIOTICS.

Your health care provider gave you the antibiotic to treat your problem. If you do not finish all the medicine, then that could cause a relapse, of the problem. ...Read more

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How long do antibiotics take to work for a bite?

How long do antibiotics take to work for a bite?

1-2 days: However in addition to the antibiotics, a steroid creme placed topically will reduce the inflamation, and its symptoms of burning, pain, swelling and itching! ...Read more

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How long does it take for an antibiotic to work once you've started taking it?

How long does it take for an antibiotic to work once you've started taking it?

It depends: It depends if the bacteria you are treating is able to be killed by the antibiotic, and also how well the antibiotic can get to the site of infection. For example, antibiotics for urine infections are ones that are released by the body into the kidneys and urine, so they usually work pretty quickly, with relief in 1-2 days. Sinuses are harder to get to, can take 3-4 days. Take full course given! ...Read more

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Hi how long does tazocin antibiotic stay active in the body after the course is finished? Thank you. A O'connor

Hi how long does tazocin antibiotic stay active in the body after the course is finished? Thank you. A O'connor

Piperacillin/tazobac: This combination is rapidly excreted and should be completely gone from your body within 24 hrs or less. ...Read more

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How long for antibiotic to works for acne?

Two weeks: If you haven't seen results in two weeks of faithful application, consider asking for a trial of some other rx, in replacement or in addition. Don't use an antibiotic as sole therapy. ...Read more

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How long does take antibiotics shot to work?

How long does take antibiotics shot to work?

Antibiotics: That depends upon what you are being treated for and whether the antibiotic is really necessary. The only person who can really answer this is the doctor who gave you the antibiotic. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long do antibiotics take to work for cervicitis?

May not work: There are many causes of cervicitis and antibiotics are not the appropriate treatment for all types of cervicitis. See this site for more information and you may need to consult a gynecologist.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/cervicitis/ds00518. ...Read more

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How long does it take an antibiotic to work on cellulitis?

How long does it take an antibiotic to work on cellulitis?

7-10 days: Once effective antibiotics are started for cellulitis there is usually improvement in 2-3 days. It may take 7-10 days of treatment for it to completely resolve. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the chlamaydia antibiotics to work?

Quickly: It takes just a few hours to kill the bacteria but the symptoms may lag behind. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a dosage of antibiotics to work before the next dosage... amoxiclav to be specific..

How long does it take for a dosage of antibiotics to work before the next dosage... amoxiclav to be specific..

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): This combination antibiotic works by inhibiting cell wall synthesis by susceptible bacteria, with the clavulanic acid blocking enzymes which might otherwise destroy the amoxicillin. WBCs finish the job. The half-life is quite short and the drug should be given at least every 6 hrs, but this depends upon what you are treating, where in body and other variables. Complex issue. ...Read more

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How long will antibiotics take to work on a uti?

Usually within a day: If symptoms caused by a UTI such as burning or a cloudy or bloody appearance don't begin to improve by 2 or 3 days, there is a good chance that the antibiotic isn't working or the symptoms are do to something other than infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take the antibiotic to work for a uti?

How long does it take the antibiotic to work for a uti?

Hours to days: The antibiotic should begin to work - that is, kill bacteria - within hours. By a day or so, symptoms should be improving. Depending on how complicated the infection is and how long your course of antibiotics is for, it should be cleared within 3-14 days. ...Read more

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How long after im on antibiotics for cdiff can I go back to work as a caregiver?

How long after im on antibiotics for cdiff can I go back to work as a caregiver?

Check with your doc: C diff is a very tough infection to clear. Even after antibiotics and resolution of symptoms it is possible to still carry the infection. You should have your doctor confirm that you have cleared the infection. An important thing you can do on your own is to take a probiotic supplement. That will shift the balance of your gut flora to help get rid of the pathogens. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have Lyme's disease? How long does it take for antibiotics to work?

How can I know if I have Lyme's disease? How long does it take for antibiotics to work?

Lyme: Elisa test to determine if you're infected, if +, a Western Blot to confirm. I don't think Lyme endemic in Chile. ...Read more

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How long before antibiotics work? I have a UTI and been on them for 2 days with no effect?

Abx in UTI: Your doctor can tell you what the sensitivities were to the specific bug you were growing in the urine. It is usual for urinary tract infections to respond quickly to antibiotics. Please call your PMD to follow up. ...Read more

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What to do if I just started antibiotics for a uti. How long does it take to work on the pain?

Varies 1 - 3 days: Provided antibiotics are effective against type of bacteria causing the uti. Hence, urologists always get a urine culture specimen before putting patient on an antibiotic in case UTI causing bacteria are resistant to the prescribed antibiotic. ...Read more