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How Long Does Fever Normally Last
Bruise: The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. ...Read more
2-7 days: Dengue fever is increasing and is a common cause for fever in travelers returning from the tropics or subtropics. Symptoms develop 3-14 days after mosquito bite. Other symptoms include headache, pain behind eyes, muscle aches, joint pain, rash, and nausea. About 1% progress on to the more worrisome dengue hemorrhagic fever (dhf). If you suspect df see your doctor and avoid use of ibuprofen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Diarrhea from viral infections should only last for a few days. Diarrhea from food sensitivities last for a much shorter period of time (a day or two). Prolonged diarrhea is concerning for bacterial or parasitic infection, or disease of the bowel from other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3-7 days. : Symptoms vary from day to day and from person to person. Illness usually begins 12 hours to 4 days after exposure & generally lasts for 3 - 7 days. Children may have only diarrhea or vomiting at first, but with progression become sufficiently ill to require hospitalization. Other symptoms may develop as the disease evolves; about 10% of children have only fever and vomiting upon admission. ...Read more
Can vary: Acute bronchitis usually last from 5-7 days to up to 2 weeks. Depending on the person, symptoms my persist for a couple of weeks up to a month. Some are more sensitive than others to the viral or bacterial insult to the bronchial lining. Asthmatics especially! if not improving in a couple of weeks or worsening or if fever, purulent sputum or other worsening symptoms, get checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: But given the fact that the majority of all gastroenteritis cases are caused by viruses, in someone with a healthy immune system, viral gastroenteritis usually lasts somewhere between 4-10 days. Bacterial and toxin-mediated illness can be longer or shorter, depending on the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends-age/status: Rsv related illness develops within 2-8 days of exposure & may result in minor infection localized to the nose & upper airway or cause significant problems in some move if it moves to the lower airway.The process evolves over a week, with most hospitalized infants saying less than 5 days.Those with lower airway problems ( bronchiolitis) often cough & wheeze for weeks after the germ is gone. ...Read more
A week to a few mos: Essentially focusing on new born jaundice- it lasts from 1 to 2 weeks in formula fed babies. It peaks at 3 to 4 days in a term baby. In breast babies mild indirect jaundice can persist for a few months, without any harm. I recommend checking a total and direct bilirubin when jaundice persists beyond 2 weeks of age. Very high jaundice is linked to brain damage. Discuss with a physician, to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thrush in Men: Unless you have just completed an antibiotic, thush is very uncommon in men. You should see a physician to exclude a disorder of the immune system if a thrush infection does not follow use of antibiotics or the thrush infection lasts longer than fourteen days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A toddler has 37.7 celcius, if this is a low grade fever, how long does it normally lasts? When to consult a doctor? She's 3, pretty active, not bothered about her temp
Low grade fever: Low grade fever with no change in activity or other symptoms likely due to viral infection. Fever may last for a couple of days. Follow up with doctor if temp increases, activity decreases or if there are symptoms such as ear pain, sore throat, abdominal pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? Teething Fever ?: I'm not convinced kids have teething fever & if they do it would be low grade at most. Since teething can encompass the first 3 yrs & the are due for 5-7 respiratory & 3 diarrheal illness/yr at the same time there is bound to be some overlap.I would be concerned with persistent fever in a kid whose feeding & activity decline & want that kid seen.If playful & happy during the process, just monitor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I get feverish every time I return from a long bus or train journey and the fever usually lasts for a day or two. What does this symptom suggest?
Inflammation : Feeling feverish after a long trip does not necessarily indicate an infection but most likely an inflammatory condition or possibly an allergic condition and so I would verify your temperature with a thermometer and look for any other signs of respiratory problems such as cough source of breath wheezing ...Read more
My 3 year old boy has been having fever that comes and goes. It normally lasts about a week and happens once in a month. He has no other symptoms.
Not usually: In the old days, rheumatic fever was not uncommonly linked to strep infection (fever, jt ache, heart valve damages), but this complication has become extremely rare. If you have fever and aches, then one should consider a viral infection as an alternate explanation unless the presence of strep has been documented by a lab test. ...Read more
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