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Bacterial Resistance and Unine infection

Patient: Been to the doctors with a urine infection which he treated with antibiotics, it doesn’t seem to be going

 

 

Doctor: 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 OR2/ The diagnosis was incorrect.Please see your doctor to see what steps should be taken next in your case.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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