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How Long Can A Bacterial Infection Last
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
No time table: There is very large number of bacterial pathogens that have varying courses, e.g., Meningococcal sepsis can kill in a matter of hours from the start of symptoms, to leprosy that lasts decades. The common symptoms of bacterial infectious are fever, pain, pus formation and impairment of the function of the affected organ. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis: There are many kinds of vaginal bacteria growing in your vagina which are normal and actually protect you. However, bacterial vaginosis (bv for short) is caused by an imbalance of these different kinds of bacteria. The most common is an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis. You may have a frothy fishy discharge, partic after sex. Treat with antibiotics. See an ob/gyn. ...Read more
Diagnosed with blepharoconjunctivitis, a bacterial infection. I am told to use matixtrol every night — 6 weeks. I am on day 12. How long before better?
Blepharoconjuntiviti: Which type of blepharoconjunctivitis were you diagnosed with? If from Demodex should get better in 2-7 days usually with treatment discussed on Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com "lid hygiene". If truly bacterial, depends on type of bacteria. Was a culture done? Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more
Depends: With antibiotics days weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bacterial infection I was diagnosed thurs and given amoxicillin to take for 10 days I'm on day 4 and still feel same how much longer to feel better?
Bacterial infection: That depends upon whether the diagnosis was correct (you didn't provide any details), what the organism causing infection was, whether it is sensitive to amoxicillin, what symptoms are you expecting to change, and so on. Need far more info to respond accurately. If sinusitis you may need saline neti-pot irrigation and decongestant (pseudoephedrine), and if not better a visit to an ENT doctor. Best. ...Read more
Depends: On what you are treating, whether the organism causing the infection is sensitive to the Clindamycin and at what level it is sensitive, because 300 mg (assuming it is 3 or 4 times a day) is not a particularly large dosage. This drug, however, is often not well tolerated orally by adults. ...Read more
Several days: Several days depending on the length and severitiy of the infection. ...Read more
Sick a lot been in and out of the hospital say it's a bacterial infection what is causing this it happens every 2 weeks for the last 2 mo?
Notice pattern: approx. Every 5-6 months vomiting, fever, chills, lightheaded, lasts for approx. 24hrs then gone — bacterial infection?
As above: U. Symptoms would require detailed evaluation and work up, to establish correct diagnoses and treatment. ...Read more
Skin bacterial infection on a cut that I got in august which lasted a week. This morning I felt discomfort on the scar & it is red and slightly itchy?
Uncertain: If it gets worse, you should seek medical attention. Otherwise, a little temporary discomfort is not alarming. ...Read more
Was on biaxin (clarithromycin) for a bacterial infection and on the last few day I have noticed that my tongue is swollen. Took my last dose this morning (02/28/2103)?
I'm on metronidazole for a bacterial infection 500 mg. I took my last pill on Thursday morning. Can I drink tonight?
Not a great idea: If ur just getting over an infection, ur body has been working hard with the help of those antibiotics to get 'you' better. Drinking alcohol is not really a good idea. There is a known drug reaction with alcohol. That said, the 'half-life' of metronidazole is relatively short, so after a few days it is washed out of ur system. Still, I would be against 'partying' after what you've just been thru. ...Read more
I have had 3 bacterial infections in the last year. Normal pap smear but abnormal bleeding and pain during sex. Bleeding never stops. What's the cause?
My gf was being treated for a vaginal bacterial infection and we had unprotected sex on her last day of treatment. I have a rash now, what can it be?
I have this thing on my arm. It came last summer and my doctor told me its bacterial infection. I used bactroban (mupirocin) on it.it fades but comes back randomly.
Could be MRSA: Methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) is a type of bacteria that can cause skin lesions that are difficult to get rid of. If the skin lesion gets better with Bactroban but comes back, it may be due to MRSA infection. The appearance of MRSA skin lesions can vary a great deal. Septra DS or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS taken by mouth for 10 – 14 days will usually get rid of an MRSA skin infection. ...Read more
I've had a bacterial infection in my throat since monday, and i only have some amoxicillin that expired last march (2012). Is it ok to take it?
No: You should never use expired medicine. And I am not sure you should be treating yourself. Why don't you give that burden to your doctor? He or she will gladly help. :). ...Read more
Can a bacterial infection from a tick bite make you have bad stomach pain and absolutely no appetite and how long should I expecpt to be down for?
My 4 year old got erythromycin ointment for bacterial infection in eye. Looks all cleared up... How long do I need to apply it for? Dr was vague...
If lung granuloma is caused by non bacterial infection, what medications r normally given and for how long, please help me?
What our risks and symptoms related to prolonged bacterial infection that is systemic from tooth abscess and infections. Over 2 years?
Lots of risks: Having a long-standing infection untreated in your body is not a good thing. You need to get rid of the infections- either via extractions or root canal treatment. If left untreated, the bacteria can enter the bloodstream ; cause septicemia- blood-poisoning. This can lead to heart issues and in rare situations death. Dental infections need to be treated. ...Read more
How long might a white blood cell count remain elevated following a bacterial infection is cleared?
Usually days: To a week or so. Partly depends on how severe the infection and effctive treatment. ...Read more
My son recently was in hospital for 2wks for bacterial infection. His last lab test showed low MCV and he had lost weight while he was there?
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