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how long does it take for eczema to go away

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Hydrocortisone 1%: Although most versions of hydrocortisone 1% cream or ointment are labeled as maximum strength, this only means maximum strength to be sold without a p ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Eczema is a disease with varying intensity. The amount of time required depends upon the disease, how potent the steroid is and how religiously you a ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
24 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Treats symptom: Aristocort (triamcinolone) is a corticosteroid that decrease the inflammation due to the eczematous process. In essence it relieves the symptoms, but ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Could take a while.: Give it some time. Eczema isn't dangerous, but it can be rather stubborn. If Aquaphor doesn't help within two weeks, you might want to consult your ... Read More
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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 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.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It doesn't: psoriasis is not curable but can be well controlled with proper meds.
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. 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 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 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 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 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
Photo dermatitis: Photo dermatitis usually resolves within 2 weeks.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
1-2 weeks: It usually takes 1-2 days for a polymorphous light eruption to show up and it resolves in 1-2 weeks. If it is solar urticaria then it shows up in abo ... Read More
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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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Srdjan Prodanovich
18 years experience Dermatology
Scabies: Although sometimes referred to as the "seven-year itch, " scabies can be effectively treated with killing of the mite sarcoptes scabiei, preventing cr ... Read More
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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
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Varies: It may not go away at all.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
It may not!: The reason we treat urinary infections is because they don't easily resolve, and can lead to more serious infections, as well as damage to the urinary ... 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 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 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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