Please keep in mind it does take 48 hours for antibiotics to start working. If after 48-72 hours you notice things are not improving, two possibilities have to be considered:
1/ The bacteria you are infected with are resistant to the antibiotic prescribed in which case a different antibiotics will be started OR
2/ The diagnosis was incorrect.
Please see your doctor to see what steps should be taken next in your case.
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