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How Long Does A Bump On The Head Last
See below: Herpes zoster usually clears up in 2 to 3 weeks and rarely returns. If the virus affects the nerves that control movement (the motor nerves), you may have temporary or permanent weakness or paralysis. Sometimes, the pain in the area where the shingles occurred may last from months to years. This pain is called postherpetic neuralgia. ...Read more
Most bruises: Resolve within about a week.Get a more detailed answer ›
Herpes simplex: Like most viruses they do not survive long outside of a living cell. These are intracellular parasites and not capable of dividing outside of the inside of a living cell. They die quickly outside of the body, and can survive only in a liquid medium on an outside surface as long as the cells they were inside of survive, which is not long. ...Read more
How long does a pimple can last on a penis before it disappears? Like a red one and one with little white on top.
Pearly Penile Papule: PPP are small skin-colored papules that typically are located on the sulcus or corona of the glans penis. Commonly, PPP are arranged circumferentially in one or several rows and often are assumed wrongly to be transmitted sexually. PPP are considered to be a normal variant and are unrelated to sexual activity. Often, lesions cause great anxiety to patients until their benign nature is clarified. ...Read more
How long will the recovery last for a osteochondroma removal on the inner side of my left knee? How long on crutches?
It depends on if --: --it's sessile or on a stalk,also how close to the knee. If minimal bone is removed and the integrity of the bone is not compromised, U only need the wound to heal. Couple days on crutches then if you feel good, use a cane until healed. The ultimate decision is to come from your surgeon as we all follow different protocols. ...Read more
Wart removal surgery tomorrow morning. I have a big wart on top of my foot. Like a dime size. How much will the pain be? And how long would it last?
Few days.: It is either removed by the surgeon or will fall off by itself! ...Read more
Last wednesday i fell back into the tub and banged the back of my head i have a bump a lil redness, kind of numb how long will it take to go away?
It depends but: usually a few days if it's a superficial bump ...Read more
About two days ago, a small acne nodule appeared on the bridge of my nose. How long will it take to go away and what do I use on it?
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
1-6 weeks. : Bruising is simply blood under the skin. Gravity will typically pull it down to your ankles. Swelling is also common. Think of it as a temporary tattoo. It could take 1-6 weeks for your body to absorb it. ...Read more
I have a friction burn on the lower shaft of my penis. How do I make it go away fastest and how long will it last?
Several things: This could be something you were born with, like a brachial cleft cyst. It could also be a lymph node which became big from a throat infection and never went back to normal size. Since you say it's on the side of the neck, it's probably not an enlarded thyroid gland. You could have an ultrasound to better evaluate it. Doesn';t hurt to do it! ...Read more
4-5 wks: It takes time for the soft tissues to heal also. ...Read more
How long does it take to get rid of a bruise on my head? Fell on my head almost a wk ago and its embarrassing having to explain my black eye all the t
Gradual slow fading: Your black eye will fade away in a matter of 10 days to 2 weeks. There will be a change of colors from bright red to pink to brown as the hematoma gets absorbed. Within 24 hrs of the injury cold compresses are indicated. After this warm hot packs applied for 30 minutes 3 x daily help to get rid of the black eye. ...Read more
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