Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) x3 days for om, fever 99-102 today, painful lump behind ear... And ear completely fluid filled. Will the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) start working soon?
Usually by day 3. Om(otitis media) is an infection behind the ear drum. It can be very painful and when left untreated, can lead to complications. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a good choice and 3 three days is typically enough time for improvement. Another antibiotic, an oral steroid, steroid nasal spray, or an ear tube may be needed in patients that aren't improving to initial treatment. Follow up is recommended.
Within6 hour if bact. Knowing age and history of previous use of antibiotic would help.With 102 degre farenheit temp, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) seems to be appropriate choice. Appears it is a child. For compliance enhancement twice or once a day dose / drugs would be ok too. I am gastimating if it is a bacterial infection, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) should start working immediately but the effect will be seen after 24 hours.