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How Long Contagious With Out Using Antibiotics
How long does it take for bacterial contagious pinkeye to be gone, while using antibiotic eyedrops?
See below: Without further information about the issue at hand here, an answer is impossible to post. Please seek advise from your doc. ...Read more
How long will recovery be after phototherapy? How long will i need to stay out of public after being treated with phototherapy?
Pl clarify question: It may depend upon the medical condition and the duration for which you are getting the phototherapy. ...Read more
Several days: Several days depending on the length and severitiy of the infection. ...Read more
How long does it usually take for a sinus infection to clear. And how long should you use Flonase spray?
Depends site of infe: It depends on site of infection and the antibiotics used.If the culture shows sensitivity to certain antibiotic for lowe UTI it takes 7to10 days for infection to clear.But if the infection is high up in kidneys(pyelonephritis)you may need longer course of antibiotics 2weeks or more to clear the infection. ...Read more
Topical or oral?: Depending on the severity of the infection and in this case if cartilage is involved, the antibiotic you are prescribed will likely treat the infection, although it may take a while for redness and residual swelling to fully resolve. If you have any concerns, please see your treating physician immediately. ...Read more
MRSA: Even if you have been treated you are probably still carrying this on your skin and mucous membranes. Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand contact, and then the other person may only become a carrier. Infection requires a break in the skin or soft tissues or introduction into an immune suppressed person. ...Read more
1 week: An antibiotic therapy for dental abscess is indicated only when drainage cannot be achieved or the patient shows signs of systemic involvement. Penicillin is the most useful antibiotic for dental infection and prescribed for 7-10 days.. Remember, the only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discharge: You are contagious as long as you have any discharge, even with antibiotic ointment or drops. Don't touch or rub your eyes. Use a tissue to clear away any discharge, throw the tissue away, and wash your hands. When you wash your face and eyes, use a white hand towel to dry then bleach the towel. Change and wash your pillow cases daily. Sanitize your door knobs and purse to help prevent reinfection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
48 hours: Usually with in 48 hours but i would probably wait 10 to 14 days. ...Read more
How long does it take for clindamycin to begin working when being treated for bacterial vaginosis?
Oral or Vaginal?: Vaginal creams take between 3 to 7 days. Oral antibiotics may take up to 10 days as they are systemic and not local to the vagina. ...Read more
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