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Forum Name: Pneumonia
Question: amoxicillin & fever
|memetosan - Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:25 pm||
I have been diagnosed with pneumonia last friday (2 days ago).
Since Friday I'm on a cure with amoxicillin.
Now i have a couple of questions, hopefully you can help in answering them.
How soon should I see benefits from amoxicillin? So far, I noticed that I can breath a little easier and the way I cough has changed.
Still I have fevers during the day of around 39C. How soon should these fevers disappear after using amoxicillin? Is it dangerous to still have fever and continue using amoxicillin?
Although , already now there is some light improvement, how is determined whether the antibiotic is nog good enough?
Thanks very much.
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:04 pm||
Typically, it will take 24-72 hours or so for the antibiotics to begin to take effect and the fevers to begin to improve. More severe infections can take a bit longer.
It is not dangerous to continue the amoxicillin with a fever. If you do not see your fevers beginning to improve in the next 1-2 days I would recommend you see your doctor again for a follow-up evaluation.
Occasionally, amoxicillin will not cover pneumonia (although most of the time it will). This is usually signaled by failure of symptoms, including fever, to resolve.
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