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How Long Does It Take To Die From Hypothermia
Hartd to say: There have been many times that a "dead" person has been brought to the er only to have them be revived through warming and life support. There is a saying that "they are not dead until they are warm and dead". There are documented cases where that motto has been forgotten and the patient wakes up in the morgue! ...Read more
Dehydration: Assuming you don't eat or drink and your body size, it usually takes 7-10 days ...Read more
Depends...: The severity and time to recover from this toxin- induced neurological disease varies on the amount of toxin ingested and the time of toxin. Serotype a is generally more severe than the other usual types, b and e. It can be days to months. Also the rapid use of antitoxin can assist in lowering the time to recovery. ...Read more
Depends: Infectious pericarditis can be the result of viruses, bacterial or fungal infectiions. Viral pericarditis is usually self limited and usually lasts 2-4 weeks, less with anti-inflammatory treatment. Bacterial or fungal pericarditis is much more serious and can be life threatening (fortunately it is rather uncommon). Tuberculosis can cause pericarditis and can take months to resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute pyelonephritis: Clinically with proper antibiotic therapy weeks. Antibiotic therapy may be seven to fourteen days depending on health of individual and type of bacteria.Pyelonephritis affecting cortex of kidney may take 6 months to entirely heal in children as far as normal anatomy of kidney. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Minutes to hours: After a single "simple faint" most people feel normal again within an hour, or after something to eat and drink, or a nice nap. Fainting can be a symptom of something serious, so the details of the episode should be discussed with your physician. ...Read more
Very variable: That depends. The very old and very young can be especially hard hit by the flu. If there are other medical conditions like HIV, Diabetes, asthma etc - the can make recovery more difficult. Whether or not you had the flu shot or used antiviral medications also is a factor. ...Read more
About three days: In severe acetominophen toxicity, death can occur in three days from liver failure, unless emergency medical treatment is promptly started. Mild to moderate acetominophen overdose poisoning can cause liver inflammation and reversible liver damage, but rarely causes liver failure and death. ...Read more
Depends on type: For healthy people - there is usually no treatment needed and recovery is fast Pregnant women may pass on the disease and it can be more serious if you have a lowered immune system or if you have it in the eye Here is a helpful link with more information from the CDC http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/treatment.html ...Read more
Dépends on therapy: Depending on the depth of the melanoma, surgical therapy may involve just removal of the tumor and closure of the wound with skin flaps or grafts. If the tumor is deeper, lymph node removal may be indicated. If the tumor is present in lymph nodes, adjuvant chemo after surgery may be recommended. As you may imagine, the more treatment, the longer the recovery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is bleeding?: Dying from internal bleeding depends on the rate of the bleeding and the medical condition of the patient. In some cases like a ruptured abdominal aneurysm the rate of bleeding is fast and death can occur quickly. If a pt has poor lungs or heart even a mild rate of bleeding could cause enough stress to cause death quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depend: On the cause and how bad the chondromalcia is. ...Read more
Overdose of what?: It depends on the item/chemical and the amount taken. If you are well enough to ask the question, you have likely recovered. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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