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How long does it take for antibiotics to start working for a chest infection?

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If you have a bacterial chest infection, you should start to feel better 24 to 48 hours after starting on antibiotics. You may have a cough for days or weeks. http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2... Antibiotics are medications that help our bodies fight bacterial infections. Antibiotics kill only bacteria. They have no effect on viruses that are the cause of common infections like colds, flu, most sinusitis, and most chest colds (bronchitis). Antibiotics won't help you feel better or shorten the time you have a cold or the flu. Even if you have taken antibiotics in the past and they seemed to work, studies have shown that antibiotics do not shorten the duration of illness for viral infections; you would have recovered as quickly on your own, without medication. Give your immune system the credit it deserves. Your uncomfortable cold or flu symptoms are signs that your body's defenses are working against the virus. http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu/home/healtht... more
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If you have a bacterial chest infection, you should start to feel better 24 to 48 hours after starting on antibiotics. You may have a cough for days or weeks. http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2... Antibiotics are medications that help our bodies fight bacterial infections. Antibiotics kill only bacteria. They have no effect on viruses that are the cause of common infections like colds, flu, most sinusitis, and most chest colds (bronchitis). Antibiotics won't help you feel better or shorten the time you have a cold or the flu. Even if you have taken antibiotics in the past and they seemed "to work," studies have shown that antibiotics do not shorten the duration of illness for viral infections; you would have recovered as quickly on your own, without medication. Give your immune system the credit it deserves. Your uncomfortable cold or flu symptoms are signs th more
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Best answer: If you have a bacterial chest infection, you should start to feel better 24 to 48 hours after starting on antibiotics. You may have a cough for days or weeks. http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2... Antibiotics are medications that help our bodies fight bacterial infections. Antibiotics kill only bacteria. They have no effect on viruses that are the cause of common infections like colds, flu, most sinusitis, and most chest colds (bronchitis). Antibiotics won't help you feel better or shorten the time you have a cold or the flu. Even if you have taken antibiotics in the past and they seemed "to work," studies have shown that antibiotics do not shorten the duration of illness for viral infections; you would have recovered as quickly on your own, without medication. Give your immune system the credit it deserves. Your uncomfortable cold or flu symptoms are signs that your body's defenses are working against the virus. http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu/home/healtht... more
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If you have a bacterial chest infection, you should start to feel better 24 to 48 hours after starting on Antibiotics. You may have a cough for days or weeks. http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2... Antibiotics are medications that help our bodies fight bacterial infections. Antibiotics kill only bacteria. They have no effect on viruses that are the cause of common infections like Colds, flu, most sinusitis, and most chest colds (bronchitis). Antibiotics won't help you feel better or shorten the time you have a Cold or the flu. Even if you have taken antibiotics in the past and they seemed "to work," studies have shown that antibiotics do not shorten the duration of illness for viral infections; you would have recovered as quickly on your own, without medication. Give your Immune system the credit it deserves. Your uncomfortable cold or flu symptoms are signs that your body's defenses are working against the virus. http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu/home/healtht... more
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If you have a bacterial chest infection, you should start to feel better 24 to 48 hours after starting on antibiotics. You may have a cough for days or weeks. http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2... Antibiotics are medications that help our bodies fight bacterial infections. Antibiotics kill only bacteria. They have no effect on viruses that are the cause of common infections like colds, flu, most sinusitis, and most chest colds (bronchitis). Antibiotics won't help you feel better or shorten the time you have a cold or the flu. Even if you have taken antibiotics in the past and they seemed "to work," studies have shown that antibiotics do not shorten the duration of illness for viral infections; you would have recovered as quickly on your own, without medication. Give your immune system the credit it deserves. more
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