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Old 10-10-2006, 11:21 AM   #1
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How Long does it take before Antibiotics begin working

When you take anti's how long until they actually start working on the bacteria? Is it a matter of as soon as its in your bloodstream / area where the infection is, its already working away?
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:18 PM   #2
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Re: How Long does it take before Antibiotics begin working

Antibiotics begin working as soon as they are in your blood stream but you will notice a improvement within 2-4 days usually.

 
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Re: How Long does it take before Antibiotics begin working

Hi adam2000. If you happen to be getting treated for Lyme disease or a tick-borne illness, it is common to feel worse before feeling better.

 
Old 10-11-2006, 12:40 PM   #4
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Re: How Long does it take before Antibiotics begin working

Hi Adam,
[removed] antibiotics start working when they hit your bloodstream. You have to take the abx for 24hrs before you are not contagious anymore. Hope that helps.

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