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how long does a fungal infection last

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Miconazole: Topical antifungal used twice a day and continued for 10 days after all skin manifestations of infection have cleared is the recommended treatment. T ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Which one?: Which fungal infection, and which pill and cream? It's unusual for a 19 year-old male to have a fungal condition that requires both a pill and a crea ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Fungal infections: That depends upon the fungus, where the infection is located and how it is treated. Go and have a doctor look at this. Good luck.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: This is too broad a subject. Fungal infections can be benign like ring worm, lethal like mucormycosis, or last years as in madura foot. You may consul ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Cirillo-Hyland
36 years experience Dermatology
Quickly if treated: If it is a skin staph infection, with appropriate topical and /or systemic antibiotics the infection will typically clear within 7-14 days.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Until treatment over: Pinworm infestations will cease after proper treatment which takes about two weeks time.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Long if not treated: C. Difficile can cause a prolonged severe colitis if it is not treated. If treated it usually starts to improve 3-4 days into the 10-14 day treatment ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If you are not using anything to treat a yeast infection may linger for weeks. If you are using a medication to treat it it may go away in 1 ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
7-10 days: Ear infections (middle ear) can resolve on their own in 7-10 days. The non-infected fluid can persist for up to 3 months behind the ear drum.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney infection: Most kidney infections (with actual bacteria) will last until treated with antibiotics. Irritation of the urinary tract (cystitis) may go away with t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yeast Infections: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Varies alot: The symptoms that made you suspect an ear infection in the first place should clear up. Usually this means pain goes away. This usually happens withi ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Antifungal meds: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Fungal rash: A fungal infections can last for as long as not treated. In addition, it can increase in size, spread to a larger area of the body while being very co ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Not transmissible: Yeasts are part of the normal germ population of the gastrointestinal tract. Yeast infections are not transmitted but develop whenever there is an im ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Duration sinusitis: Some of the symptoms of a sinus infection can last a while, depending on the contributing factors that led to the infection. Combination therapy is be ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Days to months: Depending what type of infection it is and whether or not you receive appropriate treatment. A simple vrial infection/cold may last a few days; a wk o ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Specializes in Dentistry
Cannot predict: It would depend on the severity of the infection, the cause, location, etc. Generally, with the right antibiotic, an infection is usually cleared up ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It depends what organism is causing the infection and where the infection is.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
35 years experience Fertility Medicine
It will not go away: It will not go away if untreated and can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (which will cause infertility). Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics. Th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Purita
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks: Bone infections can last for up to six weeks.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yeast: It usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. For immune compromized people it could last longer.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Ear infection: If treated with antibiotics an ear infection can clear up in 36-48 hours.Untreated an ear infection may clear up in 5-7 days. However fluid fluid in t ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
48-72 hours: Symptoms should resolved within 48-72 hours after appropriate antibiotics are started.
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