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how long will it take for shingles to go away

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Shingles: Rash begins to dry up in a week or two and may take a month to disappear completely.

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Usually it will go away on its own - 10 days is average.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Can take longer: You may wish to consult to a pain specialist, since interruption of the pain cycle may help the healing process move along better.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
It varies: There is not one right answer. With treatment one can take up to six weeks to get better.
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.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on cause: Following appropriate management with i&d, debridement, culture and antibiotics, if necessary, it is likely that your cellulitiswilltake about 10 days ... 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
Photo dermatitis: Photo dermatitis usually resolves within 2 weeks.
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 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 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 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Pink eye: With the appropriate therapy 3 - 5 days.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Cabin fever: The chickenpox is considered contagious from 24-48 hours before the onset of the rash until the last new blister is dried out.Generally this is 6-7 da ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Meningitis: A very variable answer in that some organisms will respond quickly while other bacteria/virus can require a prolonged course of treatment.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
21 years experience Dentistry
2 to 7 days: If all the irritants are removed and you are brushing and flossing properly. It should take about 2 to 7 days.
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Pulpitis comes in 2 varieties: reversible and irreversible. If it is reversible, it can go away once the cause of it has been eliminated. This include ... Read More
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Pertussis: Pertussis or whooping cough has a predetermined course. Antibiotics kill the bacteria but the symptoms can persist for months. The usual presentation ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Scars may or may not: Resolve. Recommend consultation with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon.
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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andre Harris
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
How long till cure: After treatment for chlamydia, either a single dose or a seven day course you need to abstain from sex for at least 7 days. This is the best way to pr ... Read More
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