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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, it will heal: Balanitis symptoms often evolve over three to seven days. The condition may present as pain, tenderness, or pruritus associated with small erythematou ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, it can be: treated with clotrimazole if balanitis is caused by fungus infection. You should be checked for diabetes or other systemic condition also.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: Whether or not the clotrimazole will work depends on the cause of the balanitis. it will only work if the cause is fungal infection from yeast (candid ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
See below: The two most common risk factors for penile cancer is being uncircumcised and infection with the HPV virus. Inability to retract foreskin, tobacco use ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benson Yu
Dr. Benson Yu answered
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Urethritis: Asymptomatic urethritis can last for a long time, always see a doctor if you are suspect a urinary tract infection and be tested and treated.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: Let untreated, if may go on for years, with the infection spreading from one follicle to the next. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetab ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: If you're using an antifungal cream, i've seen it take a few days to over a week for it to start to clear up. If there are predisposing factors, like ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: based on the extend of the infection and which bacteria are causing the infection. I would state that with appropriate oral and topical antibiotic the ... Read More
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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Laryngitis: Often 5-7 days. Rest your voice and treat other symptoms. If not better; be seen. All the best.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
Ringworm: Ringworm, aka fungus or tinea, can last and can spread until it is effectively treated. It is best to get a prescription for an antifungal to treat i ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Generally: it needs antibiotics to get rid of it otherwise it can become a cellulitis and spreading infection.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Varies.: The length of time it takes to clear a urinary tract infection depends on the burden of the infection & how quickly appropriate antibiotics are starte ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eugene Saltzberg
48 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: There are 3,7,10,14 day courses of treatment depending on your history and the antibiotic chosen
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
MERSA: Mersa is the acronym for methicillin-resistant-staph infection. People with MRSA are contagious; are carriers; and can carry MRSA for days, weeks, or ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depends: With treatment it should clear up in ten days in a immunocompetent patient. If patient has deep seated infections such as endocarditis, ventilator ass ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Untreated pneumonia especially bacterial will last until one shows up to be hospitalized for treatment. Please seek medical treatment to avoid the co ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Weeks: If untreated itvwill not resolve and get worse with bacteria spreading into your system. Must be treated early with appropriate antibiotic.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends...: The length of time to recover from sepsis typically depends on the underlying infection and the severity of symptoms. The more severe the symptoms, th ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert True
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Long time: If you mean interstitial cystitis (ic), most people have this problem for years. It can come and go, or it can be a chronic problem that is very debil ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
90 days or 3 months: It depends on the host's immune system, interaction with other bacteria and environmental circumstances, exposure to antibiotics but generally MRSA ca ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
1-7 days if treated: One application of medication with a repeated application in one week treats scabies. Untreated scabies can persist for months.
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Dr. Julia Sundel
17 years experience Pediatrics
5-7 days: Croup usually lasts 5-7 days the first 2 days are the most severe. The barking cough is worse at night and when a child is crying or upset.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Several weeks: Untreated it could last several weeks or months. With treatment it will resolve in about a week with either bactroban or Altabax (retapamulin) or oral ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Unique to patient...: Duration of hpv infections are unique to each patient. An "average" person may clear an hpv infection in a couple of years; however, complete clearan ... Read More

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