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Can it take more than 2 days for anti biotics to start working?

(5 Posts)
allaboutme Wed 12-Aug-09 10:37:34

17 month old has tonsilitus. He is not eating much, has high temperature and is VERY ratty with it.
He got antibiotics from the doctor on Monday morning so has taken 2 full days worth so far and there is no real improvement...
It is a 2 week course.

Should I give it another day or take him back to doctors?

CMOTdibbler Wed 12-Aug-09 10:45:11

Give it another day - they usually advise 3 days to see an improvement

mankymummymoo Wed 12-Aug-09 10:57:40

just got antibiotics for my DS who has a throat infection and doctor said 3 days before symptoms are alleviated.

allaboutme Wed 12-Aug-09 11:46:49

Thank you both. Will give it another day then

EldonAve Wed 12-Aug-09 11:51:11

I'd would go back to the doc

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