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How long does irritability associated with sepsis last?

How long does irritability associated with sepsis last?

Variable: There can be a delirium that occurs with sepsis especially as a person becomes older that is quite distressing to family members. It can last as long as 2 weeks depending on the overall severity of the episode of illness. A few days is not uncommon in hospitalized patients. ...Read more

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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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How long does decreased sleep associated with teething last?

How long does decreased sleep associated with teething last?

When tooth erupts: As teeth erupt babies can be fussy, sleepless and irritable, lose their appetite or drool more than usual. Try rubbing their gums with a clean finger, a small cool spoon or a moist guaze pad. A clean teething ring or pacifier will help. ...Read more

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How long does decreased appetite associated with teething last?

How long does decreased appetite associated with teething last?

Individualized: Teething symptoms will be different for every child. Decreased appetite can be associated with teething and only your child will no how long this will last. Provide loving support, teething rings, the correct dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) for severe pain and plenty of fluids until your child completes teething. Remember, teething is a natural life process... Your child will get through it just as you did. ...Read more

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How long does malaise associated with mastitis last?

How long does malaise associated with mastitis last?

Resolve w/ treatment: Malaise with a breast abscess is not a common symptom. This usually means a more serious infection that may be beyond the breast. Treatment for a breast abscess include drainage/aspiration and antibiotics. I highly recommend you contact your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does irritability associated with teething last?

Depends: All babies are different, but on average a baby starts to teeth at approximately 6 months with the central incisors through 30 months for the second baby molars. ...Read more

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How long does fussiness associated with sepsis last?

How long does fussiness associated with sepsis last?

Sepsis: Fussiness in a child with sepsis is a non-specific symptom. In a child who does not possess the verbal skills yet to explain how they feel, this in part is their way of letting us know they do not feel well. Duration of fussiness might vary based upon underlying cause of sepsis, the organ systems involved, the child's underlying disposition, and the environmental stressors. ...Read more

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How long does decreased appetite associated with volvulus last?

How long does decreased appetite associated with volvulus last?

Depends : Depends on the age of the patient and mode of correction of volvulus. 2-3 days if infant/child and endoscopic correction is done. If surgery is required 4-6 days. ...Read more

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How long does increased saliva associated with pregnancy last?

How long does increased saliva associated with pregnancy last?

Variable: Hormonal changes/salivary changes are not set in stone and exaclty the same for anyone. Likely it will cont during pregnancy and likely during nursing. Know that increased saliva is only good for your oral health and helps reduce the risk of decay by buffering acidic encounters. ...Read more

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How long does polyarthritis associated with fibromyalgia last?

Totally unrelated: Polyarthritis is not associated with fibromyalgia. See a rheumatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How long does a major depression with psychotic features last?

How long does a major depression with psychotic features last?

It Varies: Severe psychotic depression cn potentially last for several months or even longer. Obviously, this can lead to significant and sometimes life-threatening problems. That is why this type of difficulty needs to be treated aggressively to try to help people return to a normal level of functioning. ...Read more

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How long does trembling hands associated with hyperthyroidism last?

How long does trembling hands associated with hyperthyroidism last?

Tremor & Thyroid: I would imagine that the thyroid levels are within normal and you continue to experience the tremor? Your neurologist can rule out other underlying causes of tremor, including anxiety. ...Read more

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How long does malaise associated with breast abscess last?

How long does malaise associated with breast abscess last?

Resolve w/ treatment: Malaise with a breast abscess is not a common symptom. This usually means a more serious infection that may be beyond the breast. Treatment for a breast abscess included drainage/aspiration and antibiotics. I highly recommend you contact your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does severe hypoxia associated with bronchiolitis last?

How long does severe hypoxia associated with bronchiolitis last?

Wheezing Infant: Bronchiolit describes lower respiratory infection in young children, caused by virus, main symptom is wheezing. Most w/ bronchiolit do not become hypoxic, highest risk are less than 6 mos, history of prematurity or chronic lung disease. When present, hypoxia usual present in early stages of illness. Hypoxia is treated with oxygen therapy that can take several dys to wean. Illness can last 2-4 wks. ...Read more

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How long does post-partum depression last? Can it last indefinitely?

Depends, and yes: Each woman is different. Most post-partum depression lasts 4-6 months, and resolves once the woman's hormones settle back into their pre-pregnancy state. For some women, especially those who have a family or personal history of depression or mental illness, the mood disorder can persist. Medicine is a viable treatment option for both temporary and longer term depression. ...Read more

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How long does severe hypoxia associated with premature baby last?

How long does severe hypoxia associated with premature baby last?

It varies: Near the end of the 2nd trimester, certain areas of the fetal brain are particularly susceptible to drops in oxygen/ low blood flow, which can be caused by maternal conditions that necessitate early delivery for the safety of the mother or because fetal well-being is found to be compromised. Ob's get those babies out asap & neonatologists try to prevent further hypoxia, but the die may be cast. ...Read more

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How long does severe hypoxia associated with asthma last?

How long does severe hypoxia associated with asthma last?

Not long: If an asthma patient is severely hypoxic, their oxygen levels are low and likely, their carbon dioxide levels are high and this combination is deadly and if not corrected, will result in loss of consciousness, coma and death. ...Read more

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How long can fatigue last with the flu?

How long can fatigue last with the flu?

Days to weeks: Fatigue aftrer influenza can last days to weeks. It depends on your general health, how il you were, and if you had any complcations such as sinus infection, or pneumonia. Some have a mild illness and may have minimal fatigue. Influenza is an acute severe illness. It can be prevented by yearly influenza vaccine ...Read more

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How long does minor depression last of not treated?

Depends: It can last from days, to weeks to months or longer. Minor today, major tomorrow. It would depend on the circumstances and the person and the way the person responds to depression and the events leading up to this. Remove the cause and the depression often goes away. Not always though. I would recommend talking to someone. Perhaps you should start with your pcp? ...Read more

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After having my baby my brain feels different.. like foggy. And I'm always fatigue. I'm not sad... or wanting to harm myself or baby I just feel off.. my vision seems to be foggy as well sometimes? All Dr's say it's postpartum depression and have me on

After having my baby my brain feels different.. like foggy. And I'm always fatigue.  I'm not sad... or wanting to harm myself or baby I just feel off.. my vision seems to be foggy as well sometimes? All Dr's say it's postpartum depression  and have me on

Anxiety, Depression: I understand your distress, going through pregnancy, relationship problems, labor, delivery, taking care of newborn, parenting concerns, lack of understanding and support from your loved ones. “Brain feeling different—like foggy, vision foggy sometimes” indicates feeling overwhelmed. Fatigue is likely due to depression. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy, Relaxation, Yoga, and Meditation ...Read more

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How long can postpartum depression last? I am breastfeeding.

How long can postpartum depression last? I am breastfeeding.

Get help fast!: Postpartum depression has huge effects on both mom and baby. Get help fast! treatments can be very safe while breastfeeding. You can start with therapy or counseling and support groups. Some need meds, and there are ones safe while breastfeeding. If you are having problems with breastfeeding, get help from a lactation consultant because nursing problems can cause more stress. ...Read more

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How long after delivering a baby are you able to get postpartum depression?

How long after delivering a baby are you able to get postpartum depression?

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSIO: It depends on the patient. Sometimes it takes months before symptoms appear, occasionally at once after delivery due to stress of having a baby. ...Read more

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Can there be any research on the long term effects of postpartum depression?

Can there be any research on the long term effects of postpartum depression?

Yes, not inviting.: Three forms of post partum depression: first, new baby blues that will last up to ten days. The other two are more serious prolonged, painful illnesses that can cause severe impairment, suffering, may even pose danger for mother and child. They require medical attention. After recovery, the long term risk for another episode of depression is doubled or worse. Early treatment is better! ...Read more

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What percent of women suffer form postpartum depression?

What percent of women suffer form postpartum depression?

Onset of PPD..: Postpartum depression can present anytime in the first year. It is most common to begin within the first 3 to 4 months. However it can begin later in the first year, particularly with changes like abruptly stopping nursing, beginning of birth control pills, etc. If you suspect you may have ppd, contact your dr. And seek help from a mental health specialist with expertise in treating it. ...Read more

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When did people begin to recognize postpartum depression?

When did people begin to recognize postpartum depression?

Hippocrates: Hippocrates wrote in 700 bc about post-partum emotional difficulties in women. German obstetrician friedrich benjamin osiander published the first full description of postpartum psychosis in 1797. Postpartum depression was first seen as a disorder in 1850's. By the 1950's these women were called "neurotic, " & treated w/valium or ect. No wonder they were reluctant to speak out then! ...Read more

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What can I do to get over postpartum depression?

What can I do to get over postpartum depression?

Call your physician: Contact a mental health professional with specialization/expertise in assessment and treatment of postpartum depression. You can contact postpartum support, international at www.Postpartum.Net. ...Read more

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What can I do to feel better with postpartum depression?

What can I do to feel better with postpartum depression?

GetProfessional Help: Postpartum depression is common, but that doesn't make it trivial. For some, it can be extremely severe. For most, it interferes with both joy & relationships at a key time in the life of your family. For some, the negative mood can get locked in & be long-lasting. The depressed mom has a very hard time determining how bad it is. Plus there is often guilt that blocks a mom seeking help. Don't let it. ...Read more

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I have been researching postpartum depression in women. What is the best remedy?

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I have been researching postpartum depression in women. What is the best remedy?

Postpartum Depressio: Assuming it is severe enough to warrant medical treatment, our patients with similar illness seem to respond well to group of antidepressants known as serotonin reuptake inhibitors, such as zoloft (sertraline) or Prozac or celexa. Consult a psychiatrist to confirm the diagnosis & get recommendation for treatment. ...Read more

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Wife's going through postpartum depression. Inexplicably I feel not at all myself too, & I think I may have "caught" her depression. Is that possible?

Wife's going through postpartum depression. Inexplicably I feel not at all myself too, & I think I may have "caught" her depression. Is that possible?

Great empathy!: No, it is not possible to actually "catch" depression like the flu or a cold. However, Dad's to be and new Dad's have been known to empathize with their pregnant partners or recently delivered ones and experience similar symptoms. Remember, that one of you two must be "clear headed" enough to take care of the new baby's needs if your wife is impaired. ...Read more

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How to get over postpartum depression?

Call your physician: Contact a mental health professional with specialization/expertise in assessment and treatment of postpartum depression. You can also pick up a copy of my book, happy endings, new beginnings: navigating postpartum disorders at your local barnes & noble or online at amazon.Com. You can contact postpartum support, international at www.Postpartum.Net. ...Read more

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Does postpartum depression involve anger?

Does postpartum depression involve anger?

It certainly can: Yes, it certainly can, but it could also indicate many other things, eg sleepiness, fatigue, burnout, relationship difficulties, or even an emerging mania or mixed mood state. Please discuss this with your doctors asap. ...Read more

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How is postpartum depression self-diagnosed?

How is postpartum depression self-diagnosed?

It should not be: Post-partum depression is a serious, potentially life-threatening medical condition that needs to be ruled out by a qualified professional and is a medical emergency, as in get to the emergency room, by ambulance if necessary, if the woman has thoughts of killing herself or others, or seems to have lost touch with reality. ...Read more

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Could bpd get worse with postpartum depression?

Bipolar Disorder?: Bipolar disorder can worsen with pregnancy or postpartum. Borderline personality disorder symptoms may also intensify in this situation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for postpartum depression?

Antidepressants: If it's true post-partum depression, and you are having difficultly functioning and bonding with the baby, antidepressants work well. If in addition to depression, you are having obsessional thoughts about hurting the baby, you should see a mental health professional immediately. If it is baby blues-which start soon after birth and last days, will improve on it's own. ...Read more

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What are the risks of untreated postpartum depression?

What are the risks of untreated postpartum depression?

Many: Colleagues have offered excellent answers. I will add this: untreated post partum depression can interfere with your bond to your baby, affecting you both for a long time. This is an upsetting prospect, but as others have mentioned, the treatment for PPD is usually very effective. Best to address it as soon as possible, even pre-birth if there is reason to worry you are at risk. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for postpartum depression?

Therapy & medication: Psychotherapy with a mental health professional with specialization in treatment of postpartum emotional disorders is very effective. Many women often need medication as well. With treatment, there is a very high success rate. ...Read more

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How can I cope with my daughter's postpartum depression?

How can I cope with my daughter's postpartum depression?

Educate him: Spouses and family members can do a lot to help by providing emotional support to the mother with ppd. However in order to do that, they need to be educated about the illness. I would suggest you get books or articles that you can read to understand ways to help. Sometimes families are having their own difficulties coping, and may need to get support or treatment too. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of postpartum depression in a new mom?

What are symptoms of postpartum depression in a new mom?

See below: Post-partum depression (PPD) may appear as baby blues with sx: crying, mood swings, anxiety, sadness, trouble sleeping, irritability. These sx don't resolve after several weeks, become more intense, may impair functioning, also feelings of guilt, shame, inadequacy, lost of enjoyment of life, thoughts of self-harm or other harm might appear. Ppd needs to be treated for the sake of mother and baby. ...Read more

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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more