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How long can a sinus infection last without treatment?

How long can a sinus infection last without treatment?

Sinus: A true sinus infection needs to be treated with antibiotics. Warm mist, saline spray and decongestants all help drainage but the infection needs to be treated as well. You should have it checked out ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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How long does an adult ear infection last without antibiotics?

How long does an adult ear infection last without antibiotics?

If not bacterial: The average duration is 7-10 days-much like a common viral cold illness. Supportive or comfort care is recommended. If no improvement-seek medical attention for a good history and physical examination. ...Read more

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For how long does an ear infection last for?

For how long does an ear infection last for?

Ear infection: If treated with antibiotics an ear infection can clear up in 36-48 hours.Untreated an ear infection may clear up in 5-7 days. However fluid fluid in the middle ear may take several weeks to clear up. ...Read more

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For how long does a ear infection last?

For how long does a ear infection last?

Varies alot: The symptoms that made you suspect an ear infection in the first place should clear up. Usually this means pain goes away. This usually happens within a couple of days. Then you should get your hearing back. This can take a little longer as it takes more time for the fluid from the infection to get cleared up and hearing to return to normal. Sometimes takes up to 8 weeks to get rid of fluid. ...Read more

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How long does a ear infection last?

How long does a ear infection last?

7-10 days: Ear infections (middle ear) can resolve on their own in 7-10 days. The non-infected fluid can persist for up to 3 months behind the ear drum. ...Read more

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How long does an ear infection last?

How long does an ear infection last?

Depends: Most ear infections can be caused by viruses but if your child has high fever and ear pain then bacteria can play a role. Ear infections caused by bacteria are usually treated for 7-10days with antibiotics. However, fluid behind the ear drum can last weeks to months once the ear infection is treated. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a sinus infection last?

On average, how long will a sinus infection last?

Duration: Even 60% of bacterial sinusitis clear without antibiotics. Bacterial infections show in three ways. Most common it is progressive worsening symptoms usually after cold or allergy attack over 10-14 days. Next is the cold that persists over 3-4 weeks not getting better or worse. Least common is severe sudden onset of symptoms with fever. ...Read more

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How long does a chest infection last?

How long does a chest infection last?

Days to months: Depending what type of infection it is and whether or not you receive appropriate treatment. A simple vrial infection/cold may last a few days; a wk or so for viral bronchitis and flu (cough may last 3 wks). The so called 'walking penumonia' and pertussis may linger for wks to months if not properly treated. Smokers/cystic fibrosis people may have chronic bronchitis. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long will an ear infection last?

How long will an ear infection last?

One week: Most ear infections will heal entirely on their own is 6-7 days. Studies found that taking an antibiotic may actually cause them to last longer than doing nothing. I developed a treatment that parents can do at home that usually resolves the ear infections very quickly. ...Read more

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How long does an earache due to sinus congestion last without antibiotics?

How long does an earache due to sinus congestion last without antibiotics?

Viral infection: Good question. But sinus infection or congestion of the paranasal sinuses does not cause ear infections. They may be related in that the cause of the paranasal sinus infection (assuming it is not nasal allergy) and the middle ear may be infected by the same virus. 98% of upper respiratory infections are viral and no antibiotic is indicated for a minimum of a week and a maximum of 10 days. ...Read more

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How long does a c-diff infection last?

How long does a c-diff infection last?

Long if not treated: C. Difficile can cause a prolonged severe colitis if it is not treated. If treated it usually starts to improve 3-4 days into the 10-14 day treatment course. Relapses occur in 25% of cases. These relapses require re-treatment and can continue to recur requiring prolonged pulse/taper vancomycin treatment and even fecal transplant therapy for cure. ...Read more

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How long does sinus infection last?

How long does sinus infection last?

It depends: On whether you have an acute infection or a chronic infection. It also depends on many variables including the cause of your infection, your nasal / sinus architecture, whether you smoke, family history and other medical issues. ...Read more

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How long does a staph infection last?

How long does a staph infection last?

Depends where it is: What staph infection? Staph can cause infections virtually anywhere in your body. Some can kill you within 24 hours. If it's a staph skin infection, it can stay with you indefinitely until it's treated. If you keep getting staph infections after they've been treated, go away, then come back, you probably have staph germs lurking inside your nose. Have your nostrils cultured for staph. ...Read more

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How long does a kidney infection last?

How long does a kidney infection last?

Kidney infection: Most kidney infections (with actual bacteria) will last until treated with antibiotics. Irritation of the urinary tract (cystitis) may go away with time (days, avoidance of irritating soaps or bubble bath). ...Read more

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How can I test for a male yeast infection? How long can it usually last without treatment?

How can I test for a male yeast infection? How long can it usually last without treatment?

Yeast infection can: last forever w/out treatment. Symptoms can include white spots in throat, urethra and penis itch or pain, and itching anus. Please see your doc for a simple blood test. Treatment can be Western meds such as Nystatan and elimination of sugar indiet and good probiotics. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long does sinus infection symptoms last?

How long does sinus infection symptoms last?

7-10 days: An acute sinus infection may follow a URI and frequently lasts 7-10 days. Often, the body's immunologic system cures itself, but if symptoms linger, than an antibiotic may be necessary. Steam inhalation, saline sprays or irrigations and decongestants are helpful, along with drinking plenty of water. ...Read more

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How long does a pinworm infection last?

How long does a pinworm infection last?

Until treatment over: Pinworm infestations will cease after proper treatment which takes about two weeks time. ...Read more

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How long does an internal stye last without treatment?

How long does an internal stye last without treatment?

Stye: W/o treatment it may take upto 2 weeks. With Rx it may take 4-5 days and with early treatment only 1-2 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an ear infection to clear without antibiotics?

How long does it take for an ear infection to clear without antibiotics?

Depends: Those that are viral would improve within a few days and be back to normal in a week. Those that are bacterial might self heal in 4-6 weeks or go on to create a chronic problem. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the facial sinuses. It usually starts with cold-like symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more