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How Long Does A Tooth Infection Last
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
? is too broad: Antibiotics may help control or prevent spread of infection but will not "cure" it. Definitive treatment needs to address and remedy the cause. The question is really too broad to give a more accurate answer. There are just too many variables that come into play in such situations. Antibiotics merely help your own body's defense mechanisms cope with the infection (as does your dentist's treatment). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
7-10 days: During the root canal therapy a lot of collateral tissue (gums, nerves, muscles) damage is done. The pain is a symptom of the affected tissue inflammation. Over the counter medications (Aleeve, Tylenol) for a few days will ameliorate the pain their anti-inflammatory effect. If concerned? Call your dentist for post-op exploration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pericoronitis: It will last until it goes away or is successfully treated. There is no specific range of time. It's like asking, if i get a splinter in my skin, how long will the soreness and discomfort last? The splinter needs to be removed and the body time to heal. Similarly, salt water rinses, antibiotics, debridement of area, removal of gum flap or tooth etc. Might be indicated based upon cause. ...Read more
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
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
It depends: It depends on the size of the filling and what material was used. Larger filling could be sensitive for several weeks to a month. If it's been awhile and the pain is not getting any better, check with your dentist...There may be something else going on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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