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How long could it take to develop chronic bronchitis from smoking?

How long could it take to develop chronic bronchitis from smoking?

As little as...: ...A few days to a week, in a sensitive person. We pediatricians see it all the time in children exposed to secondhand smoke. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Bronchitis (Definition)

Typical symptoms of bronchitis can include: cough that brings up mucus, shortness of breath, wheezing, mild fever, feeling tired, discomfort of the chest. Bronchitis is deemed to be chronic when cough with mucus are present most days for a ...Read more


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How long could it take to recover from chronic vitamin a toxicity?

How long could it take to recover from chronic vitamin a toxicity?

Depends on dose: It really depends on your age and the dose. Younger people will recover faster. Also, the higher the dose, the longer it will take to recover. Do not get pregnant while your vitamin a level is high, as high levels of vitamin a can cause serious birth defects. ...Read more

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How long will it take me to recover from bacterial pneumonia if I also got pleurisy?

How long will it take me to recover from bacterial pneumonia if I also got pleurisy?

Depends: The actual cause of the pneumonia (particular organism involved), extent of disease, the prior health and immunity of the patient, age and other factors will dictate how long it may take to resolve. ...Read more

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I read if you have inflammation to long from interstitial cycitus it can irritate nerves and lead to chronic pain. How long does that take to happen?

I read if you have inflammation to long from interstitial cycitus it can irritate nerves and lead to chronic pain. How long does that take to happen?

Varies: I hope you're not asking to see if it's okay to ignore this for awhile. It's not. Be careful about selecting a treatment program since some are risky and not legitimate - but an experienced physician will be able to treat this with your cooperation. A Health Psychologist can assist your efforts and minimize the behavioral and emotional problems from and leading to your physical issues. Best! ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a collapsed lung to cause respiratory failure ?

How long is it supposed to it take for a collapsed lung to cause respiratory failure ?

Tension rapid: If the collapsed lung (pneumothorax) creates enough pressure, it can compress the right side of the heart. This decreases the blood return to the heart. Without adequate blood return, your heart does not have enough blood to pump out to your body. This is called tension pneumothorax. If the pressure is not released, this is rapidly fatal. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does it take to die from chronic kidney disease?

Help please? How long does it take to die from chronic kidney disease?

Get managed: Dialysis and transplantation have made death from chronic kidney disease preventable in almost all cases. If you are a dialysis patient and discontinue dialysis, you will receive comfort measures and it will be over within a week. Make the choice that is right for you with your physician's advice. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a collapsed lung to cause respiratory failure?

How long does it take for a collapsed lung to cause respiratory failure?

Lung collapse: If you are otherwise young and healthy, respiratory failure will not occur. In general, it depends on the degree of collapse, duration, and whether you have other underlying lung disease in the non collapse lung. ...Read more

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How long can it take for the bronchial tree to heal from bronchitis?

How long can it take for the bronchial tree to heal from bronchitis?

Depends: It depends on the underlying cause of the bronchitis. In your age group, viruses cause the majority of bronchial infections. The type of virus and the response of your immune system are some factors that contribute to the healing time needed. ...Read more

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How long will it take to develop a smoker cough?

How long will it take to develop a smoker cough?

Varies....: There are many factors that determine this so it is difficult to say. The sooner you stop smoking, the less likely you are to develop sequelae like COPD and malignancy. The longer you smoke, the more likely you are to develop these sequelae. There is no amount of smoking that is safe! any smoking puts your health at risk. Quit today! ...Read more

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How long can it take to recover from pleuritis?

How long can it take to recover from pleuritis?

Depends: Pleuritis, infection or inflammation of the pleura, the membrane covering the lungs, can happen with a large number of reasons and each of them can cause transient or long term issues. Try to find the cause .. ...Read more

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How much concrete dust would you have to inhale to get acute silicosis and how long of an exposure must it be? I mean acute not chronic silicosis

How much concrete dust would you have to inhale to get acute silicosis and how long of an exposure must it be? I mean acute not chronic silicosis

OHSA PEL: or Permissible Exposure Limits are 0.1mg/cubic meter over 8 hours. Stationary masonry saws without dust controls like wet sawing can generate 20 times this amount. With no respirator or dust controls, sufficient exposure for acute silicosis might result in as little as 4-6 weeks of 40 hours/week. Visible dust is no indicator since those particles are too large to reach lungs. ...Read more

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How does smoking cause chronic bronchitis? And how long does it take?

How does smoking cause chronic bronchitis? And how long does it take?

Smoke is toxic: Both the heat of the smoke and the chemicals within it irritate the linings of the respiratory tract. It takes 10 years or more to produce chronic bronchitis in most smokers. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from chronic TE when the underlying cause is cured? How long till you notice anything?

How long does it take to recover from chronic TE when the underlying cause is cured? How long till you notice anything?

See below: A concussion is also called a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Most of the symptoms appear do to a temporary dysfunction of the brain rather than a structural change. Although now it's recognized that some structural changes can take place. Most recover quickly or over several months. Repeated concussions can lead to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy which is a progressive disease and is incurable . ...Read more

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How many years does it take to develop cancer from snuff?

How many years does it take to develop cancer from snuff?

Variable: The time from the start of insult to development of cancer varies with the genetics of the person, type of insult, intensity of insult etc. The sooner you quit the better. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from alcoholic hepatitis? Can this disease cause HE?

How long does it take to recover from alcoholic hepatitis? Can this disease cause HE?

Acute or chronic?: Acute alcoholic hepatitis will cause a rise in your liver enzymes and the damage will be transient but continued alcohol consumption may lead to chronic hepatitis with cirhossis and other sequelae including hepatic encephalopathy. If you know alcohol is a problem for you or a loved one, you should get help before it becomes irreversible. ...Read more

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How long does it take to develop symptoms from food poisoning?

How long does it take to develop symptoms from food poisoning?

Varies: Staph food poisoning: preformed toxin (in creamy, mayonaise foods), onset 4-8 h after tainted food. Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea; lasts 24-48 hours. Scombroid poisoning (fresh tuna, grouper, snapper, etc): tasteless toxin, stable to cooking, histamine release; symptoms within 1/2-3h; flushing, palpitations, cramps, diarrhea; lasts 24-48h. Others: onset up to 5 d after exposure. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get throat cancer from smoking?

How long does it take to get throat cancer from smoking?

Years: Smoking can cause many cancers. There is no data to predict how long it will take to cause cancer, like throat cancer. But the longer you smoke, the more chance you will get cancer. So it is better to quit smoking asap. ...Read more

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How long would it likely to take me to recover from pleurisy?

How long would it likely to take me to recover from pleurisy?

Depends on the cause: Pleurisy is inflammation of the covering of the lining around the lungs, and may be associated with accumulation of fluid in the spacebetween two layers of pleura it can ba caused by 1infections including tuberculosis 2 collagen vascularhart disease 3tumors of pleura 4pulmonary embolism 5cancers 6cirrhosis of liver 7 congestive heart failure treatment depends on the cause, and how long. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for chronic bronchitis to develop? I think i caught it 3 months ago?

How long does it usually take for chronic bronchitis to develop? I think i caught it 3 months ago?

Depends: No set time for chronic bronchitis. If you still have bronchitis, take biaxin 500 mg, one tab. Twice a day, continously for 2 weeks. Take Phenergan (promethazine) dm, one teaspoonful 2 to 4 times a day as needed till the cough is better. Also take Allegra 180 mg, 1 tab. At night for 3 weeks. Complete this treatment and you will get better. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more