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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Common Cold: According to the mayo clinic, colds usually last one to two weeks.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Russell
14 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hygiene: Assuming you have a normal immune system, you are probably picking up germs that make you sick from people in your daily life. Good hygiene can preve ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes: Asthma is a common reason why a cough lasts for a few weeks after a cold, but a long-lasting cough is becoming more and more common, even in people wi ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Pleurisy?: It you mean pleurisy? It may take few days- weeks to resolve. It depends on the cause and how fast your body is able to heal it.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Variable: Typical episodes of acute bronchitis may last 2-3 weeks before resolution. Symptoms lasting longer should be reported to your physician as their is a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience in Geriatrics
Depends...: The circmstances surround the break-up of a marriage will have a direct influence on how long it takes both parties to 'put it in the past".
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Acute/chronic hives: Hives vary greatly in duration, so we call hives lasting <6 wks acute, and >6 weeks chronic. It depends on the cause. A mild drug reaction may cause h ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Depends on cause: Depends on the underlying cause of pleurisy. The recovery period may vary from weeks to months.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience in Wound care
Depends: On the severity of the cellulitis and the causative agent of the cellulitis. Most are over the cellulitis in days to weeks.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Depends: If you treat with radioactive iodine (131-I), it could be resolved in as little as 6-10 weeks (but could take longer, and sometimes the treatment dose ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Weeks to months: Depending on the severity of the illness and the age of the patient it can take several weeks to a few months for compete recovery.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
33 years experience in Psychiatry
It depends...: On what you were using it for and what dose you were on. If you were using it for insomnia, you might find that you are sleeping better even after ju ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Days to weeks: Recent study concluded that cough illness lasts an average of 18 days. Check out http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/2013/01/average-duration-of-cough-18-da ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Weeks to months: Depending on the severity of the illness and the age of the patient it can take several weeks to a few months for compete recovery.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience in Podiatry
It depends: If the bone is fractured, it can take about 6 weeks. Lesser injuries can heal sooner. It really depends on the type of injury. Seeing a podiatrist ca ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Misinformed?: One can live for years without symptoms of an HIV infection. But twelve weeks after an exposure open can be satisfied with their test result. HIV doe ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Roksar
24 years experience in Prosthodontics
Depends: It depends how many teeth are involved.
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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
With naloxone second: Naloxone is a specific antidote to all of the opioids and is available in inhailable formulation. In NYC police carry it. It may throw addicts into se ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Longer than flu: "bird flu" , or avian influenza, in general is moe serious than seasonal influenza. It is not uncommon to be sick for longer than a week, and for som ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Several weeks: The antibiotic will be finished in 10-14 days , but the swelling and color change will persist even for weeks to months. Bromelian will help these po ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
10 days: Nasal congestion and throat itching take about that long. If you develop a cough later in the course, i would usually say 9 to 10 days of slight coug ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
DEPENDS ON THE: Location, size of muscle anf type of injury that caused it, but usually 4-6 weeks.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Same question?: Unless I am way too tired for my own good at nearly 3 AM I think you are asking the exact same question into different ways are you not? Nose blister ... Read More
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