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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
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
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
Within 24 hours: Most of the time symptoms of food poisoning will occur within 24-48 hours of ingestion. ...Read more
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
When I am matting with my wife, I use candoom, is there possibilty her utrous gets infected. What precautions should I take while using candoom.
Condom: This will not cause your wife to be infected. You need not take any specific precautions. ...Read more
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
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
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
Can you tell me if someone with HIV takes medication, is there less than a 1 % chance of becoming infected?
Was just infected with hep b. One month ago. Can it be considered chronic already? And if so do I have to take meds for a year?
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
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
I have a small one inch cut that is likely infected. Can I treat it with Manuka honey? How long will that take to heal? There is concerning swelling.
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
It depends on the: Pathogen. Different personal protective equipment is recommended based on the infection. ...Read more
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
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
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
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