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How Long Do You Take Antibiotics For Lyme Disease
7-10 days: I usually recommend a full 10 day course. ...Read more
3-30 days: You will usually start responding within 72 hours (3 days). Full treatment often takes 30 days. ...Read more
Depends: If you caught the disease early, in stage 1 with the initial fever and rash, fever should resolve within a couple of days of starting the antibiotic. If the disease had progressed further before treatment was initiated, it may take a lot longer to become fever free - even 10-14 days. Make sure you don't skip doses and let your doc know if any new symptoms or you're not feeling better. ...Read more
Depends on the test: There are many tests for lyme- elisa, western blot, ifa, pcr, cultures. Testing can be expensive. If you have limited resources i advise the igg & IgM western blot from igenex- their test is more thorough & sensitive than other labs. It costs about $200. No single test totally proves or disproves if one has lyme- it is a clinical diagnosis, but the right tests are very helpful. ...Read more
Cure is difficult: Control is really what you want and need to do. Your dentist should evaluate and determine the best course of action. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that, for best results, needs to be controlled on a daily basis. I have successfully used perioprotect (non-surgical periodontal therapy) for mild to moderate periodontal treatment. For information: http://perioprotect.Com. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How long does it take for antibiotics to kill gut flora, and do I need to take care to avoid any foods-bever. after finishing a course? For how long?
It's complex.: Because there are so many different bacteria in the gut, any one course of antibiotics does not kill all of them. Therefore, the colonic flora changes in percentages of various bacteria, but not all of the bacteria are killed. When you finish the antibiotics, your usual colonic flora eventually returns over the course of several weeks, unless a second infection with C. difficile occurs. Eat normally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i'm taking medications properly, how long will it take for hashimoto's thyroiditis to go away?
Tuberculosis: Ptb or pulmonarytb , when a child is infected , it usually heals and you call it primary complex. During reinfection, it usually involves the upper lobe of your lungs creating cavities and spreading throughout the lungfield depending on your resistance to infection.It could last for months or years. ...Read more
After you've been treated for gonorrhea, how long does it take for the infection to be completely gone? Dont want girlfriend to know.
Gonorrhea: Is a mandatory reportable disease, the health department will be required by law to contact everyone you've slept with, while they can keep it confidential, you're best telling your gf yourself, if you've had sex with her she's probably already got it and you could make her infertile by not telling her. Plus you'll get it again. Man up and don't be a creep - tell her. ...Read more
Periodontal disease: Your question should be how do I best take care of my teeth and gums so that I never get periodontal disease that could affect my heart. See your dentist, have your teeth cleaned and checked for gum disease. ANY gum disease can affect your heart. No time is "safe". If you have periodontal disease, seek treatment and be safe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At once: The microbes die within a few hours, and the body begins healing itself. It will take several days for the initial ulcer or secondary rash to go away (if it doesn't there may be more going on than just syphilis), and if there has been damage to bone, brain, spinal cord, or blood vessels, these may never heal fully. ...Read more
Histo.: In some areas of the country almost half the population has lung nodules detectable on a ct and histo gets blamed for many of them, with or without proof. It is self limited, and usually requires no treatment. When treatment is necessary, it usually goes for several months. Rare exceptions in people who are very immunocompromised may take much longer. ...Read more
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