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How long does it takes for clindamycin to cure pharyngitis?

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Dr. Matthew Russell
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Depends on cause

If your pharyngitis is bacterial, and a bacteria that is susceptible to clindamycin, you should start feeling better in 24-48 hours.
Clindamycin will not treat a viral infection. Viral infections will usually go away after 7-10 days. If your symptoms are worsening on antibiotics or you have having a harder time breathing or swallowing, you may want to see your doctor.

In brief: Depends on cause

If your pharyngitis is bacterial, and a bacteria that is susceptible to clindamycin, you should start feeling better in 24-48 hours.
Clindamycin will not treat a viral infection. Viral infections will usually go away after 7-10 days. If your symptoms are worsening on antibiotics or you have having a harder time breathing or swallowing, you may want to see your doctor.
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