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How Long Can Pleurisy Last
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Life long: Once you have emphysema, it will always be there. Once you lose lung tissue, it is gone forever. That doesn't mean life is over...There are very good treatments, and people with emphysema can life full, productive lives. Best thing is to stop smoking and see a doctor to get treated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Acute?......: Bronchitis is either acute or chronic. Acute bronchitis is usually due to an infection of the airways, either due to bacteria or virus, and symptoms typically last about 7-10 days. However, the cough may last longer since bronchospasm can result from the infection. Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD usually due to smoking and symptoms can be chronic and life-long but are controlled with therapy. ...Read more
Inner ear?: An inner ear infection is characterized by severe vertigo and nerve deafness. The vertigo may last a few days to 2-3 weeks and followed by imbalance. Depending on the cause it may take up to a year for the imbalance and hearing loss to stabilize. Early activity and balance retraining hasten improvement of symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Totally depends: Anxiety, as either a symptom of part of a diagnostic criteria is a feature which is highly variable and subjective. I wish I had a better answer for you ... But it's one of those symptoms when - "it depends on the person" - is completely applicable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: If by 'cfs' you mean chronic fatigue syndrome then it depends on how motivated you are to be 'cured'. You have to eat right, drink plenty of water; and above all else, exercise! whether if is a walk, swim, yoga, bicycle the only patients i know who beat cfs do as much of the above as they can...But it does take time so do not give up hope...You can do it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not too long: It's often hard to tell if a pneumonia is viral, but even if bacterial (and treated), patients are usually improving after a week. If you have a lot of other diseases, especially lung disease, it may take a little longer. Coughing may take a few weeks to ckear up entirely. ...Read more
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