• 5 months ago

    How long does it take to recover from an infection?

    Im a 45 single male who has rarely ever been sick (with the exception of a cold every other year or so which wouldnt last more than 2 days), last week on monday my tonsils started swelling and I had a high fever for a few days (100-103). I went to the dr last Wednesday and he ran a clean blood result with no signs of strep throat or other symptoms like Mono and also no HIV (I asked for that since I started dating anew a few weeks ago and wanted to be extra safe even tho I know my new girlfriend is clean) He prescribed me Anitbiotics (amoxicillin 875 mg) which brought down the fever to 98-99.
    Although I feel better, 9 days into this infection, my tonsils are still swollen. My question is, how long does it take for the body to completely heal from an infection such as this? should I be worried?
    Thank you for reading