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how long does it take for burns to go away

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
2-4 wks: You can't speed up healing--that is your natural ability. U heal faster when u r young and still growing. As u get older, this slows down. Keep burn-a ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Guibor
54 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye chemical burns: In the eye a chemical burn may indicate anything from minor irritation to significant visual loss. Usually patients with acid burns are better off tha ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Not long: If eyelid or skin the body usually can resurface quickly in 3-7 days. If ocular, it should clear quickly with tears ; sometime antibiotic-antiinflamma ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends...: ...on the extent of mucosa damage (if any), the effectiveness of peristalsis (e.g. acid clearance), lower esophageal function, the rate of gastric emp ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on...: Healing time for a first degree burn is usually < 1week. Healing time for a second degree burn may be up to 3 weeks.
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Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Twice: How about twice as long as it took to come on
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
1 to 2 weeks: Mild sunburns may resolve after 3 days. A 1st degree sunburn may take a week to go away. A 2nd degree sunburn (blistering) may take 2 weeks.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Sentef
38 years experience Family Medicine
Impetigo: With antibiotic treatment, impetigo starts resolving in 5 to 7 days. It is highly infectious.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you have: Significant swelling you should seek medical care. Healing time for a first degree burn is usually < 1week. Healing time for a second degree burn m ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: Very good question . It depends on nature and extend and site of phlebitis. Generally non infected phlebitis go quickly if not on joints. Larger phleb ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It varies: The amount of time for a deep vein thrombosis to resorb varies tremendously, and some patients never fully do resorb their dvt. Thank you for your qu ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
37 years experience Family Medicine
NO care = longtime: Bursitis is about alignment of the hip and leg or arm/hand/elbow/shoulder. The best therapy is myofascial tissue release therapy is on a spectrum from ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
7-10 days: If you catch mumps, you will probably be ill for 7 - 10 days. May be more if you have complications?
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A member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Variable: With proper treatment should be doing much better within 1-2 weeks; 4 weeks tops.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Carroll
24 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: This is only answered by the etiology of the bronchitis. Viral bronchitis, the most common, usually resolves within 1-2 weeks, but there can be ongoi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
24 years experience Urology
Varicose veins: Varicoceles are a collection of varicose veins in the spermatic cord. They don't go away on their own, they just fluctuate in size depending on your l ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: If true scarring has occurred, they may never disappear. However with excellent healing they are typically not very conspicuous. In the meantime do no ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Sciatica refers to the development of symptoms such as pain or numbness that run down the leg from irritation of a nerve in the back. It's course dep ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
13 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: On the type of anemia. Of it's from iron deficiency then if you take iron supplements it should start improving within a few weeks. There are other ca ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Smallpox: For Ordinary Variola Major – usually all lesions clear by 16 to 20 days. Malignant & Hemorrhagic Smallpox are usually fatal.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
2 weeks: Usually two weeks of treatment would be enough, but "itching" may linger, sometimes, up to months. The itching without "rash" makes some people believ ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Varies: Depending on the location and treatment method warts can take a very long time to rid of.

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