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How Long Can You Have Sepsis Infection Before Symptoms Begin
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
Women may not: The majority of women with chlamydia infection have no symptoms at all. Some women and men experience pain with urination or sex, or abnormal discharge from the genitals. If you have had unprotected sex, or have a new partner, it is a good idea to visit a doctor to be tested for std's. Some women experience problems related to pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No...: I think you meant a spread of infection from a localized abscess to become systemic through circulation. The incidence is very rare but it could happen. You would have fever or chill, feeling sick or malaise, and with blood test there would be a raise in white blood cell. Check up with your doctor. Relax and do not over worrying! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How soon can you experience HIV symptoms after infection and how long does it last persistently or on and off if so how far apart?
Variable: Most people will not show symptoms in the first few months. If left untreated , the disease will keep on progressing until it kills you. It is rare but a few people have been found to be resistant to HIV's effects but this are rare exceptions and not the rule. Practice safe sex if you are concerned. Get tested if you are in doubt. ...Read more
Variable: If the prostatitis is due to bacterial infection, proper antibiotic treatment should relieve symptoms in a matter of days. However in most cases the cause of prostatic inflammation is not known and antibiotics are not helpful. Unfortunately, prostatitis may be chronic or remitting and relapsing. ...Read more
American Red Cross:
recommends deferring blood donations for 6 months if you have had Dengue Fever. “In most countries, donors who have been infected with dengue virus are deferred for periods of up to 6 months or even longer if they have received blood transfusions.” REF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2713854/
REF: http://www.americanredcrossblood.org/faq.html ...Read more
If you have taken chlymdia treatment how long before you are completely cured and does this treatment cause symptoms to worsen?
1 week: You should be cured with adequate treatment after one week. It would not make symptoms worse and chylamidia usually has no symptoms. ...Read more
How long after starting antibiotics should the rash go away if you believe you have Lyme disease?
It could be up: to several weeks. If longer, see a Dr. ...Read more
How to know when do the symptoms of hiv/aids infection show up shortly after you have been infected?
Early HIV symptoms: If one gets symptoms early in their infection with HIV it is in general like getting the flu. One has a severe fatigue. But, please remember and learn that if one has a high risk exposure the infection can be prevented. Post exposure prophylaxis (pep) can be initiated within 72 hours of exposure and the efficacy of this prevention technique can lower the risk of infection up to 2000 percent. ...Read more
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