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How long will it take for a cat bite to get infected?

How long will it take for a cat bite to get infected?

2-3 days: Typically infections become evident after about 2-3 days. Make sure you have thoroughly washed the wound if it just occurred, and make sure you know that the animal has had all its shots. If you develop redness, swelling and or pain in the area see your physician without delay. ...Read more

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Can a new piercing take longer to heal after being infected?

Can a new piercing take longer to heal after being infected?

Yes: An uninfected piercing will form a fistula & heal more quickly then an infected piercing site. If you have an infection - please seek medical treatment. ...Read more

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How can I know if stitches are infected if I can't take off the wrap?

How can I know if stitches are infected if I can't take off the wrap?

See your Dr.: The area around it will become very swollen and discolored. You will also have a discharge. If in doubt, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for auntibiotic to take away and infected subasive cyst?

Is it possible for auntibiotic to take away and infected subasive cyst?

See below: An antibiotic may help the pain and swelling resolve in an infected sebaceous cyst. But the initial treatment usually involves lancing the cyst to let some of the infection drain. Once the infection has resolved the patient can return to have the cyst membrane (wall) removed with local anesthesia. If the cyst membrane is left in place the cyst may reoccur see: http://bit. Ly/1yZnrMH ...Read more

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If you eat infected food how long does it take for the salmonella to kick in?

If you eat infected food how long does it take for the salmonella to kick in?

Within 24 hours: Most of the time symptoms of food poisoning will occur within 24-48 hours of ingestion. ...Read more

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How long does it take after the bite of an infected mosquito, for someone to feel the effects of malaria?

How long does it take after the bite of an infected mosquito, for someone to feel the effects of malaria?

1 week to few months: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. Fevers, chills, fatigue, swelling of the spleen, etc... Usually occur. With medical treatment, the symptoms should go away in a couple of weeks. However, without treatment, and depending on the strain of malaria parasite, an infected person can have symptoms for a few years, up to a few decades. ...Read more

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How long does it take a chemical burn to heal if it became infected?

How long does it take a chemical burn to heal if it became infected?

Depends on the burn!: Younger individuals heal faster. But it depends on the agen that your eye was burned with. It may only take 24 hours. It may take a week. It may never fully heal and leave permanent damage. It all depends on what the burn was from and how it is treated. ...Read more

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If I get infected by HIV how long does it take to find out?

If I get infected by HIV how long does it take to find out?

Weeks: The latest generation of antibody/antigen blood tests for HIV can turn positive within 3-4 weeks after infection has occurred. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pain to subside from an infected tooth?

How long does it take for pain to subside from an infected tooth?

Infected tooth: Depending on severity of the infection, Antibiotics can decrease the pain in 48 hours. However, if the tooth is not treated the pain will return and probably be worse.
See your dentist and have the tooth treated. ...Read more

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How to tell my family that we all have to take pinworm medicine because I was the one that got infected?

How to tell my family that we all have to take pinworm medicine because I was the one that got infected?

Individualized care: Please have each of your family members evaluated by their physician. Each member needs to receive individualized care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone with HIV takes medication, is there less than a 1 % chance of becoming infected?

Can you tell me if someone with HIV takes medication, is there less than a 1 % chance of becoming infected?

The new negative: Yes. Worldwide, numerous scientific studies now show that an HIV infected human on treatment with a fully undetectable viral load, cannot in any scenario transmit HIV. They are functionally HIV negative. ...Read more

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Infected cebaceous cyst. Very painful. On augmenting now. How long does it take for pain to reduce? Getting it operated once not painful. Thanks

Infected cebaceous cyst. Very painful. On augmenting now. How long does it take for pain to reduce? Getting it operated once not painful. Thanks

24-48 hours: It needs surgical intervention - meanwhile apply warm, wet compresses for 10 minutes 3-4 x a day. The antibiotic may take 24-48 hours to work. If it's not helping by then, it may not be covering the germ and would need to be changed. (you need staph coverage; maybe even mrsa). ...Read more

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Would tria or sensepil help long-term to reduce my follicilulitis symptoms? I get awful infected ingrowns whether I shave or not and I can't take it!

Would tria or sensepil help long-term to reduce my follicilulitis symptoms? I get awful infected ingrowns whether I shave or not and I can't take it!

PCOS: Laser hair removal may help you. You will do better with a professional than with a home devise. You may have pcos. An endocrinologist may offer you an antiandrogen--- spironolactone. Taking metformin results in gradual drop in vit b12. Your dr can check easily. Low B12 causes fatigue among other things. A dermatologist can help you with folliculitis. ...Read more

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What food should a patient of TB should take if she is infected?

What food should a patient of TB should take if she is infected?

Normal healthy diet: With tb, one can eat a normal healthy diet. He can take an over-the-counter multivitamin just in case he doesn't get enough in the diet. ...Read more

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Infected tooth, can I take dicloxacillin?

Infected tooth, can I take dicloxacillin?

No: There are better options for tooth infection. Ask your dentist. ...Read more

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How to take care of an infected penis in plant?

How to take care of an infected penis in plant?

You mean implant?: Infected implant or penile prosthesis is a complex issue You need to discuss with your doctor (s) besides wound care intense antibiotic therapy, some times prosthesis has to be removed only your doctor can plan your treatment, if the procedure is required or not ...Read more

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How long does it take for an infected spider bite to heal?

How long does it take for an infected spider bite to heal?

Spider bites: Spider bites are actually very rare in the usa. Unless you actually saw the spider and felt it bite you this may well be an MRSA skin lesion (boil) and that may require a trip to your doctor. You can apply moist heat for 15 minutes every 2 hours and see if it comes to a head, ruptures and drains, but it may still require antibiotics. Go soon and get better. ...Read more

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What precautions must doctors take when preparing to treat infected patients?

What precautions must doctors take when preparing to treat infected patients?

It depends on the: Pathogen. Different personal protective equipment is recommended based on the infection. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to take a toxoplasmosis blood test if I was infected today?

How long do I have to wait to take a toxoplasmosis blood test if I was infected today?

Two tests: Diagnosis of infection is facilitated if you take a test now to establish the baseline and repeat the test in about three months to see the change, if any. If you develop any symptoms, like fever or enlarged lymph glands, see your doctor for a repeat test sooner. ...Read more

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Is it effective to take an antibiotic right after oral sex if I believe I was infected?

Is it effective to take an antibiotic right after oral sex if I believe I was infected?

Why?: You are male, I assume, and the potential infections from bacteria are quite low compared with the reverse. The infections that are most serious and cannot be treated once acquired are with carcinogenic strains of hpv and herpes 1 or 2. Talk to your doctor about concerns, but I think an antibiotic would rarely be indicated! ...Read more

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I know it can take 3-6 months, but what is the average testing window for most HIV infected people?

Get a PCR: You're really worried, and perhaps you should pay extra for a pcr / nucleic acid screen; this should be positive by 21 days. ...Read more

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I have a infected tooth how long does it take the anitbotics to get into my system and stop hurting?

I have a infected tooth how long does it take the anitbotics to get into my system and stop hurting?

24-48 hours: But remember, antibiotic only controls infection in/around a tooth...doesn't cure it. When the course of antibiotics is over, pain and infection will come roaring right back. You need definitive dental treatment to remove all infected tissue. See your Dentist for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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For how long the scratch is capable of transmitting hiv I mean how long it takes to not contract hiv from infected blood?

For how long the scratch is capable of transmitting hiv I mean how long it takes to not contract hiv from infected blood?

Depends on moisture: HIV is a fragile virus. It needs moisture and warmth to survive. If the scratch from an HIV + person is new and has flowing blood then it is infectious. Question is, how long before it is not infection? My view of this is that if the blood is in any way moist, then its infectious. If it is completely dry and been that way for a while, unlikely to be infectious. ...Read more

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