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How Long Can It Take For The Symptoms To Go Away
Timing to leave: Cellulitis is an inflammation ("itis") of the soft tissues where they get red, hot, swollen and tender. This may be due to a bacteria, or it may also be due to trauma or injury such as a sunburn. Either way, if the cause is identified and treated appropriately (staying out of the sun), then it should start to get better in 48 hours and resolve by 5-7 days. Antibiotics do not fix everything. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Every individual is different in which what frequency that the have gerds. If you have a paraesophagael hernia or sliding hiatal hernia, you may have freq1uent gerds. Some individuals only get gerds with tomato products or spicy foodws. Others may have helicobacter pylori (h. Pylori) which may give them frequent gerds. A upper endoscopy(egd) may be necessary to determine source of gerds. ...Read more
Depends: Pulpitis comes in 2 varieties: reversible and irreversible. If it is reversible, it can go away once the cause of it has been eliminated. This includes making sure there is no high spot on a recently placed filling, any uncured composite resin has been fully cured, or there are no occlusal interferences among other possibilities. If it is found to be irreversible, the solution is root canal or ext. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Duration of symptoms: The duration of the symptoms of concussion vary with the individual and the condition of their brain before the concussion. Concussion symptoms may extend from minutes, to hours, days, months. Most affected are symptom free by 1 year after concussion, but symptoms may continue for years or be permanent. ...Read more
A few days: Anywhere from 2-3 days or up to 7-10 days. ...Read more
Need Tx: You need to be properly diagnosed first, then properly treated, and then avoid the contact with an infected person (assure they are treated too). If all of these steps are done, symptoms should resolve in a day or two on antibiotics. Best wishes. ...Read more
Depends upon cause: But, let's assume injury to peripheral nerve, and problem begins to heal. If solely the nerve coverings, myelin, has been impaired, the process improves over 4 weeks. If the axon inner portion is damaged, it could take months, as nerve function in this case matches fingernail growth, 0.1 mm daily. ...Read more
See below: 5% Permethrin is applied over the entire body from the chin to the toes and left on for 8 to 14 hours before washing off. The treatment is repeated 1 week later. After your first Permethrin treatment is completed you can try some calamine lotion and some solarcaine to the areas that itch the most for symptomatic relief. The rash and itching can last over a week after the start of treatment. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the specific type of spider that caused the bite. ...Read more
UTI: Time of recovery will vary with the type of UTI (lower tract vs. Upper tract), the organism responsible, the appropriateness or lack thereof of the antibiotic used, the immune and anatomic integrity of the patient. The organisms will start to die quickly, but symptoms may take a day or two to begin to resolve, just as if you were bruised from trauma. ...Read more
3 weeks or so: In general, poison ivy/oak/sumac is a 3 week problem. That's how long it usually takes for the reaction to subside and your skin to settle down. As a dermatologist, i will always error on the side of prolonging the treatment to at least 3 weeks to make sure there is no rebound reaction which frequently happens if the treatment is shorter than 3 weeks. ...Read more
Rapid improvement.: A person usually feels much better 24 to 48 hours after starting antibiotics. They are usually not contagious after completing 24 hours of antibiotics. You still need to take the full course of antibiotics. Don't stop just because you are feeling better. ...Read more
Many Causes: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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