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How long does it take antibiotics to show improvement for staph?

How long does it take antibiotics to show improvement for staph?

Depends...: It depends on the antibiotics and the extent of the infection as well as sensitivity of the staph to the antibiotics. Antibiotic-resistant staph, such as mrsa, are also common. But usually there should be a visible improvement in most cases of staph aureus skin infections after 1 to 2 days. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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35 weeks pregnant, recommended to take antibiotics because a family member has a staph infection, is it really necessary?

35 weeks pregnant, recommended to take antibiotics because a family member has a staph infection, is it really necessary?

Ask your OB doc: I am not aware of any antibiotic recommendations for staph exposure in a healthy pregnant woman, but your circumstances may be high risk for reasons I am not aware of. My suggestion is to consult with your obstetrician about the reasons why he/she thinks antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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Staph infection on nose around piercing is still growing, how long will it take to see improvement on antibiotics?

Staph infection on nose around piercing is still growing, how long will it take to see improvement on antibiotics?

Staph nose infection: An infection can sometimes be hard to clear when there is a "foreign body" present. That's because the germs use it to their advantage-- kind of like a fortress to them. Given that this infection is on your face you may want to just remove the jewelry and try later after it is healed. Staph are very dangerous bacteria- I don't play around with them! Sorry. ...Read more

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

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. ...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 a course of antibiotics does it take to heal staph folliculitis? Widespread across pubis and crease of thighs, is itchy and a bit tender.

How long a course of antibiotics does it take to heal staph folliculitis? Widespread across pubis and crease of thighs, is itchy and a bit tender.

About 2 weeks: For most infections, antibiotics will clear it in about 2 weeks. However, if you are "colonized" with the staph bacteria, it is possible to keep re-infecting yourself in the same area. Ask your doctor about a culture taken from your nose (hey, it's where the staph lives!). You may need an antibiotic ointment to put inside your nose. ...Read more

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How long a course of antibiotics does it take to heal staph folliculitis? Widespread across pubis and crease of thighs. Is itchy and slightly tender.

How long a course of antibiotics does it take to heal staph folliculitis? Widespread across pubis and crease of thighs. Is itchy and slightly tender.

Depends: Your doctor will prescribe the antibiotic you need and the amount of days you need to take it. Different antibiotics can be taken once or twice daily from a few short days to occasionally a couple of weeks. If you have had a culture to identify it as staph, it will also tell you the sensitivity. If it is methicillin resistant, you will get a different antibiotic than if it is not. ...Read more

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Dr. Neal Kraus
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