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How long is antibiotic treatment?

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Dr. Christopher Quinn
Emergency Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Antibiotic treatment varies greatly depending on the disease being treated and the antibiotic of choice.
Treatments can vary from one day (ie z-max for otitis) tto months for conditions such as osteomyelitis.

In brief: Depends

Antibiotic treatment varies greatly depending on the disease being treated and the antibiotic of choice.
Treatments can vary from one day (ie z-max for otitis) tto months for conditions such as osteomyelitis.
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It varies depending on the condition it is being used for and the location of the infection, and the bacteria involved.
Also the antibiotic being used. For some situations5 days is adequate, while for others, a month may be needed. Remember, antibiotics should only be taken when necessary to fight bacterial infections. They do not kill viruses!

In brief: Depends

It varies depending on the condition it is being used for and the location of the infection, and the bacteria involved.
Also the antibiotic being used. For some situations5 days is adequate, while for others, a month may be needed. Remember, antibiotics should only be taken when necessary to fight bacterial infections. They do not kill viruses!
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