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Old 01-23-2003, 03:29 AM   #1
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How long does it take for antibiotics to work?

I looked online and it said that strep throat (if that's what I have) isn't contagious after 24 hours, but how long does it take until the stupid swollen tonsils go away and I stop feeling like crap?
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usually a couple of days.

Hope you feel better...
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usually antibiotics run for a course of 10 days....so expect results in 5 days.
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My pharmacist always tells me to make sure your complete the whole bottle even when you start to feel better. Hope you feel better soon.
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sometime Megan it is good to double up on your first dose...not after that though. I think you should start feeling better within a day.
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I'm a pharmacist, whats the name of your antibiotics?
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It's Augmentin.
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Re: How long does it take for antibiotics to work?

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I looked online and it said that strep throat (if that's what I have) isn't contagious after 24 hours, but how long does it take until the stupid swollen tonsils go away and I stop feeling like crap?
IF? that's what you have? I thought you went to the doctor? How did you get antibiotics then?


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You should seem some improvement by the third day - the full course of medications is 10 days. If there is no improvement after five days, definitely call your doctor again.
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Re: Re: How long does it take for antibiotics to work?

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IF? that's what you have? I thought you went to the doctor? How did you get antibiotics then?


They had to send the throat culture thing off, but they gave me antibiotics anyway, assuming it's strep throat. I really won't know for sure until this afternoon when they get the test results back.
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That's weird. Same thing happened to me except they prescribed the antibiotics but told me not to take them until they had the results back.

You never said if you had white spots on your tonsils or not.
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I took my antibiotics for 4 days when I had infections weird
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You never said if you had white spots on your tonsils or not.
Well, not spots really, but the backs of my tonsils are all infected.
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If you make sure you are taking the med correctly, because I don't know what type of Augmentin it is, you should begin to feel better in a day or two. FININSH ALL OF THE MEDICATION EVEN IF YOU FEEL BETTER.
Note: It is best to take this medicine at the beginning of a meal or snack.
* If you are using the chewable tablets, make sure to chew the tablet completely before swallowing.
* Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup. Shake the medicine well just before measuring each dose.
Every person has veriable absorption kinetics, meaning they work differently for everybody.
Like what the others were asking, did you get diagnosed with strep?
If it is a virus it will just run its course. Drink plenty of fluids. Garggle w/ salt water. This creats an osmotic potential and will draw fluid and swelling from the infected area and relieve pain. Take Tylenol also. This will help you with the pain plus it will act as a fever reducer if you have one. About 650mg every 4 to 6 hours but DON'T go over 4000 mg or 4.0gms in a day.
Some of the sprays can help with the pain but they don't last very long.

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