A 36-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

how long do parrot fever (psittacosis) symptoms last for?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
About 5 days.: Pronounced headache, fevers that increase over 3-4 days, and a dry, hacking cough starting up to 5 days after fevers start are the usual symptoms.
Answered on Jul 1, 2012

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Treated?: Psittacosis or ornithosis is treatable with antibiotics and should respond fairly rapidly, although it may be a week or so before you begin to feel fu ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Treated?: Psittacosis or ornithosis is treatable with antibiotics and should respond fairly rapidly, although it may be a week or so before you begin to feel fu ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Fevers and headache: Parrot fever, a.K.A. Psittacosis, usually causes fever associated with muscle aches, malaise headache and dry cough.
1
1 thank
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: Ornithosis (a.K.A. Psittacosis) usually causes fever associated with malaise, headache and cough. Sneezing alone would not be suggestive of this diag ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month