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how long to recover from sinus infection

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
36 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: On whether you have an acute infection or a chronic infection. It also depends on many variables including the cause of your infection, your nasal / ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
7-10 days: An acute sinus infection may follow a URI and frequently lasts 7-10 days. Often, the body's immunologic system cures itself, but if symptoms linger, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Chronic sinusitis: Chronic sinusitis(CS) is common condition in which the sinuses around nasal passages become inflamed and swollen for at least eight weeks, despite the ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Duration: Even 60% of bacterial sinusitis clear without antibiotics. Bacterial infections show in three ways. Most common it is progressive worsening symptoms ... Read More
A 9-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
1-2: months
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Recovery Sinus Surg: I tell my patients to expect a "head cold" for two weeks after sinus surgery. Most individuals are clogged up, have significant nasty smelling nasal d ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend on the : Cause and if it is acute or chronic, acute one it take about 2 weeks with the proper medications, in chronic cases go on for month tell the under lyin ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
See your Dentist: If the infection is in a tooth or teeth, only your dentist can fix it. If the infection is elsewhere in your mouth,then it may need to be incised and ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Periorbital cellulit: Recovery time will vary with the organism causing the infection, the severity of the infection at the time treatment is initiated, the immune status o ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis : I've noticed it takes adults slightly longer to recover, even 7-10 days. Beyond that, i'd suspect that a non infectious cause may be present.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on the severity of the overdose. Some never recover.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
A few weeks: It depends upon how severe the pneumonia was. A minor pneumonia may be better after a week or so. Toa severe pneumonia may take several weeks.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Variable: Severe myocarditis either improves quickly or results in death. Other forms linger for months and eventually resolve. Chronic forms stabilize but neve ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not long: In most common cases of tonsillitis, once antibiotics are started, two or three days. Some cases can be comlicated and may require longer periods of t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience Pulmonology
Depends: Pleuritis, infection or inflammation of the pleura, the membrane covering the lungs, can happen with a large number of reasons and each of them can ca ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Few weeks: Each person is different & have differing degrees of infection from diverticulitis. One should start feeling better in a few days, but may take a few ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Few weeks: About 4-6 weeks of no heavy exercises or lifting. Walking and normal light activities are fine right after surgery.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Myocarditis: Recovery from myocarditis varies. Some mild forms can fully recover quickly. In some cases acute myocarditis progresses to a chronic form of heart fai ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayman Jabr
29 years experience Family Medicine
1 week: One week.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Sepsis: This depends upon the cause of the sepsis, its severity, the timing and appropriateness of the treatment chosen, the underlying condition of the patie ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It depends: It depends on the type of pneumonia, your age, and your general health. Probably anywhere between 2-8 weeks or so.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Not long, just hours: Left untreated, bacterial meningitis is deadly, leading to death in hours to days. Even when treated appropriately, the risk of death still remains ve ... Read More
A 83-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: Not all infections lead to sepsis. Meningococcal infection can cause fatal sepsis in a few hours. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetabl ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
3 months is typical: A dacryocystorhinostomy involves the acute surgery, from which recovery is 1-2 weeks and a 3-6 month interval for the new tear drainage tunnel to deve ... Read More

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