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how long to let a fever go

A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Rifampin vs. fever: It's not clear what type of reaction you got from rifampin. If you implied fever as the type of reaction from rifampin, it's quite uncommon one. I am ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: When a fever becomes concerning is based on several factors. It would depend on how high the fever is, how old the person is, and what other problems ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Generally, 24 hours: The period of contagiousness is variable depending on what sort of infection you have, but in general it is recommended to stay home from school, work ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Fever: With viral infections fever can last 4-7 days.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
19 years experience Urgent Care
Blister or Rash?: What do you mean by rash? If ur talking about cold sores on or around your lip it takes times. Cold sores are most often from herpes virus type 1. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Bates
7 years experience Family Medicine
Clarify please: pleas give us some more details
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Hematoma: The resolution time for a hematoma depends in its size and can take weeks.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Two weeks: Fever and most major symptoms of uncomplicated (i.e. Non-hemorrhagic) dengue will usually resolved within two weeks of onset of illness. Fatigue may ... 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
12 years experience Dermatology
Varies: It can go away very quickly if treated appropriately, however if it's picked at too much it can leave irritation that may stick around for 2-3 weeks.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Fever: Common fever reducers are Acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Tepid baths don't provide much greater value over those medicines. But it's really about gett ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually within: 1 to 2 weeks the uvula swelling has gone. Sometimes a swelling while last as long as a month.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
Photo dermatitis: Photo dermatitis usually resolves within 2 weeks.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Get back to school: Post concussion features include an acquired disorder of attention, problem with focus, easy fatigue affecting school efforts. When your physician fe ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shaw
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
One to two weeks: Your symptoms may resolve in a few days but you should continue to take all of your antibiotics and the infection may take one to two weeks to get com ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Take a sterile: Instrument and gently pierce the roof without removing the roof. If you follow the above the answer is instantaneously.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
29 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Two days to One Week: The location of sunburn and your skin type determine the duration. Face sunburns can fade within 2-3 days while backs, chest, and arms can take a wee ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Depends upon cause: But, let's assume injury to peripheral nerve, and problem begins to heal. If solely the nerve coverings, myelin, has been impaired, the process impr ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Conjunctivitis: Depends on a cuase. Allergies might persist until avoidance or proper treatment. Bacteria 2 or 3 days with treatment. Virus usually 7-10 days.
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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Traveler's diarrhea: Unless the diarrhea is severe enough that you are getting dehydrated, you can safely wait 2 weeks to see if it goes away by itself. Warning signs of a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sontag
15 years experience Family Medicine
Tans: Everyone is different. The degree of tan will also have an influence in how long it takes.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
7-10 days: Once effective antibiotics are started for cellulitis there is usually improvement in 2-3 days. It may take 7-10 days of treatment for it to resolve.

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