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Antibiotics for boils. how long?

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How long should it take before you begain to see a boil go down if you are taking a antibiotic? What type of pain will occur, and can the pain move in other areas around the infected area?


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replied March 24th, 2011
Antibiotics for boils. how long?
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
Genarally, an antibiotic start its effect within 48-72 hours and a boil may take 7-10 days to heal.
As far as your pain is concerned, it can be a referred pain depending upon the nerve endings that are involved.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.


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