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How long does it take for omnicef (cefdinir) to work for an ear infection for a 3 year old?

How long does it take for omnicef (cefdinir) to work for an ear infection for a 3 year old?

24-48 hrs to begin: I usually expect most antibiotics to begin to take hold within 24-48 hrs. That doesn't mean "cure, " but rather noticeable improvement. Be sure to complete the full course of antibiotics. Not doing so increases the risk of drug resistance - bacteria change to become resistant to the drugs! if your child is clearly getting worse, or if you're just not sure, call your doctor. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Can omnicef (cefdinir) work for a uti? If so, how long does it take for it to clear the infection?

Can omnicef (cefdinir) work for a uti? If so, how long does it take for it to clear the infection?

It may: Certain antibiotics are more specific for the urinary tract than omnicef, (cefdinir) but it may work if the bacteria causing your UTI is sensitive to it. A urinalysis with reflex c;s would determine what the bacteria is and what antibiotics are sensitive to it. Most commonly, you should start feeling better in a few days. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When taking antibiotics for a staph infrction how long does it take to clear up?

When taking antibiotics for a staph infrction how long does it take to clear up?

Staph Infection: Staph infections have been increasing resistant to certain antibiotics, it is important to tell your doctor about your results so that they can prescribe you different antibiotics since your specific staph infection may be resistant to the antibiotic that you are currently taking. Results will vary for each antibiotic you take. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a lung infection to clear up?

How long does it take for a lung infection to clear up?

Varies: It depends on the type of infection that you have. If you have no underlying lung disease than should not last longer that a week to 10 days. Now if one has pneumonia, it may last longer especially if no treatment is given. If one has TB this is very different and hard to fight. One can not specify how long this will last. Viral infections such as bronchitis will last one to three weeks. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does it take for an dental abscess to completely clear up with 500mg antibiotics ?

I'm wondering how long does it take for an dental abscess to completely clear up with 500mg antibiotics ?

It will not cure it: Antibiotics will not cure an abcessed tooth. What did your dentist advise when he/she perscribed the antibiotic? You definately need to have this tooth treated, possible root canal or extraction. ...Read more

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How long should it take for cefdinir to clear an ear infection?

How long should it take for cefdinir to clear an ear infection?

Define "clear": Studies suggest when the germs in the middle ear fluid are susceptible to the med, they have been killed by 3-5 days into treatment with the standard 10 day course of the meds. Depending on the age and other factors it can take 3-6 weeks before the middle ear fluid and debris clear and hearing returns to baseline. ...Read more

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Just prescribed levaquin after augmentin failed for a sinus infection, I'm nervous to take it, is it safe? Dr said it will clear the infection well.

Just prescribed levaquin after augmentin failed for a sinus infection, I'm nervous to take it, is it safe? Dr said it will clear the infection well.

Depends: Levaquin does have side effects which include increased risk in tendon tear, cardiac issues, and photosensitivity. It is relatively safe if one takes the proper precaution. On the other hand, if your sinus problem had no response to Augmentin at all, I would reassess the diagnosis. Did you have a CT sinus to rule out sinus opening obstruction after Augmentin failed? Consider ENT consult. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a viral infection to clear up?

How long does it take for a viral infection to clear up?

Difficult to know: Depends on the virus, what it has caused and your underlying health. This is like asking "when will i be hungry" without saying when you ate last. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a yeast infection to clear up?

How long does it take for a yeast infection to clear up?

2-3 days: Most yeast infections will begin to resolve (improve) about 2-3 days after treatment has been started. They can be recurrent, especially if medications are not taken for the entire course. Reducing sugar intake, using probiotics, and increasing raw garlic in the diet can help prevent this from happening, ...Read more

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How long does it take a sinus infection to clear up? I am taking amoxicillin 500 mg for it.

How long does it take a sinus infection to clear up? I am taking amoxicillin 500 mg for it.

Sinus infection: Simple cases could clear in a week but bad cases can take two months of antibiotics to clear. If not better in a week or so a CT of the sinuses can be helpful both to confirm the diagnosis and to help determine the severity and potential need for surgical intervention. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an skin fungus to clear up?

How long does it take for an skin fungus to clear up?

Varies: This will vary with the causative fungus, severity of infection, location, type of treatment, immune statue of the patient and other factors. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an ear infection to clear without antibiotics?

How long does it take for an ear infection to clear without antibiotics?

Depends: Those that are viral would improve within a few days and be back to normal in a week. Those that are bacterial might self heal in 4-6 weeks or go on to create a chronic problem. ...Read more

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I prefer a psychiatrist to answer my? I'm taking clonazepam for anxiety is it ok to take it on a regular schedule and long term if it's helping me?

I prefer a psychiatrist to answer my?  I'm taking clonazepam for anxiety is it ok to take it on a regular schedule and long term if it's helping me?

No: It might happen that most of its magic will be gone sooner or later, and you may have to keep increasing until there is no way out but detox because you reached unacceptable levels. Or not. But i would not take that risk when other much better options exist.. ...Read more

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How long for a UTI to clear? On day 2 for meds

How long for a UTI to clear? On day 2 for meds

3 days: Most bladder infections should be cleared by 3 days and this is all the antibiotic you need. If they persist or relapse you need further testing such as urine cultures and possibly a kidney ultrasound. ...Read more

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What to do if his ear infection and the beginning of a bronchopneumonia since amoxil, and cefzil (cefprozil) didn't work. how long does it take for it to work?

What to do if his ear infection and the beginning of a bronchopneumonia since amoxil, and cefzil (cefprozil) didn't work. how long does it take for it to work?

Weeks/M.D. visit: If there is an ear infection, it can take up to 4 weeks to resolve. Many are caused by viruses which are not affected by antibiotic treatment. If there is a secondary complication of pneumonia which has been treated, then there should be no fever, the cough should improve within 3 weeks and then resolve. If you experience prolonged cough, fever or other symptoms, a follow up is needed. ...Read more

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Is Levaquin 500 mg taken once a day for 10 days enough to treat my acute maxillary sinus infection? How many days will it take for me to feel better?

Is Levaquin 500 mg taken once a day for 10 days enough to treat my acute maxillary sinus infection? How many days will it take for me to feel better?

Sinus infection: Levaquin is a very potent antibiotic and should be able to treat a BACTERIAL sinusitis. However, most sinus infections are viral and will get better on their own. If you have a bacterial one it should work with a 10 day course. Have you been using a decongestant?? I might suggest pseudoephedrine 30 or 60 mg up to 4 times a day ...Read more

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How long does it take for a sinus infection to clear up

How long does it take for a sinus infection to clear up

Sinus infection: It depends on the cause of the infection - bacterial vs viral. Most of the sinus infections we get are actually caused by a virus and will clear up by themselves within 2 weeks. If at that time, there are still symptoms, we consider a bacterial source and may use antibiotics. ...Read more

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Following antibiotics, how long does it take for a sinus infection to feel better?

Following antibiotics, how long does it take for a sinus infection to feel better?

Fairly soon: You should notice improvement within 2 to 3 days. If you don't have any improvement then either you don't have a bacterial sinus infection or the bacteria causing the sinus infection is not sensitive to the antibiotic you are on and a different anabiotic should be tried. ...Read more

Diethylstilbestrol (Definition)

It was mistakenly used in the past (until 1971 in the us) to prevent miscarriages and premature delivery. It was later recognized to increase the risk iof certain cancers in mothers and babies exposed to it, as well as causing abnormal development of sexual organs ...Read more


Dr. John Leander Po
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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