A female asked:
how long until cockroach disease symptoms disappear?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Gabor answered
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Not enough info: Cockroaches have been implicated as carriers for multiple different diseases, so it depends on which one you contracted.
Answered on Jun 14, 2014
Dr. Daniel Ziegler answered
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Wrong question: There is no true "cockroach disease" but they can trigger asthma. Roaches dwell in sewers and feed on feces and corpses, then deposit organisms on surfaces where you prepare food. There are over 30 illness causing bacteria carried by roaches. Most cause gastroenteritis (vomiting and diarrhea). Some require antibiotics, others resolve on their own. Usually requires large infestation to be a problem
Answered on Jun 22, 2014
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