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Infection (Definition)

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


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How long do viral infections last?

How long do viral infections last?

Depends: The incubation, illness duration & effects of a given virus depends to a great extent on the virus and the pre-illness health of the patient. Some people can shake off a stomach bug in 24hrs or sooner if they have partial immunity from a past illness. Some cases of eb virus can remain ill for 6 wks. The HIV virus has you for your lifetime. ...Read more

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How long do salmonella infections can last?

How long do salmonella infections can last?

Depends: If this is salmonella typhi, it may colonize the gall bladder and then persist in stools for a very lengthy time period. If this was simply salmonella spp. Gastroenteritis you should eliminate it fairly quickly. ...Read more

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How long do fungal rashes last?

How long do fungal rashes last?

Weeks to months: When they are treated properly, it takes about 14 days to clear the skin, up to 6 months to clear the scalp, 6 months to 9 months to clear the nails. ...Read more

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How long can fungal infections last?

How long can fungal infections last?

Fungal infections: That depends upon the fungus, where the infection is located and how it is treated. Go and have a doctor look at this. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long do I wait to have sex after yeast infection?

How long do I wait to have sex after yeast infection?

Yeast ; sex: Hold off on having vaginal intercourse until your course of treatment is complete and you no longer have redness, itching or burning of vulva. ...Read more

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For how long do ear infections last?

For how long do ear infections last?

Ear infections: Under treatment they last 2-3 days;without treatment 7-10 days. ...Read more

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How long do eye infections last?

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How long do eye infections last?

Depends: It depends on the nature of the infection. A mild viral conjunctivitis will be self-limited and resolve in about a week; a serious bacterial infection may never go away by itself, causing irreparable damage. If you are concerned, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a vaginal bacterial infection.. And how long do they last.?

How do I get rid of a vaginal bacterial infection.. And how long do they last.?

Bacterial vaginosis: There are many different kinds of vaginal bacteria growing in your vagina which are normal and actually protect you. However, bacterial vaginosis (bv for short) is caused by an imbalance of these different kinds of bacteria. The most common is an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis. You may have a frothy fishy discharge, partic after sex. Treat with antibiotics. See an ob/gyn. ...Read more

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How do you catch a yeast infection and how long does it last?

How do you catch a yeast infection and how long does it last?

Not transmissible: Yeasts are part of the normal germ population of the gastrointestinal tract. Yeast infections are not transmitted but develop whenever there is an imbalance in the body's germ population, such as when you take antibiotics, or when there is a drop in the immunity level. ...Read more

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How long does a normal yeast infection last for ?

Depends: If you are not using anything to treat a yeast infection may linger for weeks. If you are using a medication to treat it it may go away in 1-2 days. ...Read more

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How long after yeast infection can you have sex?

How long after yeast infection can you have sex?

Wait until you have: Completed your course of treatment and you are no longer, red, raw and in pain. ...Read more

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How long do HIV rashes last?

How long do HIV rashes last?

HIV: Acute HIV infection is asymptomatic in many individuals. For others however, symptoms like skin rash and flu-like symptoms can develop within 2 to 3 weeks from the time of contracting the human immunodeficiency virus or hiv. The skin rash and other acute HIV infection symptoms then disappear within a few weeks. ...Read more

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How long do strep rashes last?

How long do strep rashes last?

Scarlet fever: Scarlet fever is the rash that can develop secondary to a streptococcal infection such as strep throat. The rash can typically last anywhere from 2-5 days. ...Read more

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How long can a yeast infection last after taking diflucan (fluconazole)? Anything else i can do about huge symptoms?

How long can a yeast infection last after taking diflucan (fluconazole)? Anything else i can do about huge symptoms?

Varies: Diflucan (fluconazole) works about 98% of the time when taken in three doses (one a day, every other day, for three doses). It can take 2 to 5 days for the symptoms to clear up. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor. If the symptoms reoccur (happens about 10% of the time) re-treatment and suppression may be required. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to have sex after treatment of yeast infection?

How long should I wait to have sex after treatment of yeast infection?

comfortable & tx'ed: Until you are no longer uncomfortable. If you have red, irritated, burning tissues - this would not make sex very pleasurable. It is also important to complete the course of treatment to avoid infecting your partner. ...Read more

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How long could viral infections last for?

How long could viral infections last for?

Depends on the virus: Viral infections can last a few days (the common cold, for example), several months (a bad case of mono), several years (warts), or the rest of your life (herpes, and many others). How long it lasts depends on the nature of the virus. ...Read more

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How long after a yeast infection can I have sex?

How long after a yeast infection can I have sex?

Yeast ; sex: Hold off on having vaginal intercourse until your course of treatment is complete and you no longer have redness, itching or burning of vulva. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more