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Do Symptoms Like Tonsillitis Go Away Quickly
Not usually: Infected or inflamed tonsils can be quite painful. A bacterial infection will usually respond in a couple of days to antibiotics - there are medications to minimize the discomfort while the antibiotics are working (throat lozenges, nsaid's, prescription pain medications, etc). Viral tonsillitis requires time to resolve - the same pain meds noted above can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depend: Is a condition where the nasal cavity is filled with a significant amount of mucous fluid. The condition occurs relatively frequently and is not usually considered dangerous. Rhinorrhea is a common symptom of allergies or certain diseases, such as the common cold or hay fever. It can be a side effect of crying, exposure to cold temperatures, or withdrawal, such as from opioids like methadone. ...Read more
Viral Diarrheas: The major causes of gastroenteritis are viruses, accounting for 1/3 of acute diarrheal illnesses. These fall into 5 categories: rotaviruses (lasts 3-7 days); enteric adenovirus (last 5-12 days with vomiting and fever); norwalk virus (lasts 1-2 days with flu-like symptoms); calicivirus (with shellfish, lasts 1-2 days in adults; longer in kids); astrovirus (kids & in nursing homes, lasts 2-3 days). ...Read more
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Yes AND no: Often times vaginitis can be cleared quickly. However, the time limiting factor is determining what is causing the inflammation. Once you know what the problem is, then you can get it fixed quickly. If the problem is more obscure, then it usually takes longer to figure it out and therefore, longer to get it cleared. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Type of tachycardia?: Depends on how fast your heart rate is & why it's fast. Maximum normal heart rate depends on age: up to 200 in teenagers, about 150 by age 70. Recovery of normal hr following exercise is an indication of your state of fitness and the health of your heart. While abnormal heart rhythms may terminate suddenly, normal heart rhythms slow down over several minutes. Rapid hr may persist for many reasons. ...Read more
Depends: That could be caused by any number of different problems. It can be mild or severe...It could be a nuisance or could reflect a severe problem. Definatley get it checked out...If it gets severe, if you have trouble breathing, or feel short of breath rad to the er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Most wound infections are treated with antibiotics and resolve fairly quickly, a few days, depending on the type of bacteria that is causing the infection, the blood supply to the infected area, and the depth of the infection. If the depth of the infection is through the fascia or into the bone it may take weeks to months to clear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: That depends of the nature of the trauma and the extent of damage to the neck. The amount of damage is determined by the trajectory and amplitude of the energy applied to the neck at the time of trauma. If there is bony damage, it may take weeks to months to heal. Damage to the spinal cord my never resolve completely. Damage to the soft tissue resolves usually in days to weeks. ...Read more
Often BUT be warned: Pain that goes away quickly is usually not serious. Don't eat or drink anything & go and see a dr. Or go to an er asap if pain is severe because you don't know whether this is testicular torsion or not. Torsion can result in loss of testicle unless it is corrected within 6 hours. This does not mean wait 6 hours, it means should have been corrected within that time period. ...Read more
Depends...: On the level of allergy and duration of exposure. If you're mildly allergic to dust mites and you have a brief pillow fight, you might sneeze for a few minutes. If you're highly allergic to cats and spend the weekend in a house with five cats, you might sneeze and have itchy, watery eyes for a few days. ...Read more
Depends: Each person needs to be evaluated on an individual basis. There can be several reasons for your pain. While it can certainly resolve on its own in several weeks, why wait. I treat aggressively to decrease inflammation, reduce pain, improve function and quality of life. A thorough physical exam and diagnostic studies will help determine what treatment will be best depending on your diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not long.: A hematoma (collection of blood) that develops on the septum of the nose after trauma. If left untreated it can cause a loss of blood supply and destruction of the septum .Drainage to prevent permanent destruction of the septum is the treatment of choice. It take about 1-2 weeks to go away after the surgery. ...Read more
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