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How long does a fever normally last ?

How long does a fever normally last ?

Depends on cause: Fever is a symptom of many pathologic processes. The lenght of febrile episode is determined by the underlying cause. If a fever has lasted more than a couple of days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


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How long does fever last with measles?

How long does fever last with measles?

Variable: Since there is no specific treatment for measles, the treatment consists of anti-pyretics, such as acetaminophen, which work to calm down a fever. ...Read more

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How long do bruises normally last?

How long do bruises 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

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How long does dengue fever last?

How long does dengue fever last?

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 more

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How long does glandular fever last?

How long does glandular fever last?

Glandular fever: Following infection by the virus, symptoms usually persist for 2-3 weeks, but fatigue can be more prolonged. ...Read more

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How long does diarrhea typically last?

How long does diarrhea typically last?

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 more

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How long does a bruise normally last?

How long does a bruise normally last?

Longtime: Bruises can last for a longtime but if persists see doctor to see why. ...Read more

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How long does rotavirus usually last?

How long does rotavirus usually last?

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

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How long does acute bronchitis last normally?

How long does acute bronchitis last normally?

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 more

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How long does diarrhea tipically last?

How long does diarrhea tipically last?

Acute/chronic: Depending on its cause, acute diarrhea can last from hours to days. If it goes over three weeks it becomes chronic and needs to be investigated. Best way to deal with it is to limit your intake to clear liquids until symptoms subside. ...Read more

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How long does a dengue fever last?

How long does a dengue fever last?

Duration: Most often dengue acute sx last 7 to10 days. Usually there is full recovery within a month. If you had dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome recovery can be longer depending on complications. ...Read more

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How long does gastroenteritis usually last?

How long does gastroenteritis usually last?

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 more

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How long does dengue last?

Dengue Fever: Most often dengue acute sx last 7 to10 days. Usually there is full recovery within a month. If you had dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome recovery can be longer depending on complications. ...Read more

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How long does HIV fever last?

How long does HIV fever last?

Unclear question: Acute phase may last a few weeks like a flu. With aids, fever is usually due to other infections that aids exposes the patient to. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005. ...Read more

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How long does RSV generally last?

How long does RSV generally last?

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

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How long does phnemuia last if untreated?

How long does phnemuia last if untreated?

See below: Untreated pneumonia especially bacterial will last until one shows up to be hospitalized for treatment. Please seek medical treatment to avoid the complications of this options. ...Read more

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How long does fever last w strep?

How long does fever last w strep?

Stre p what?: If you are referring to strep throat, fever is not particularly common and if treated appropriately should resolve rapidly. The question here is how the strep throat was diagnosed and is something different or additional in progress. ...Read more

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How long does jaundice usually last?

How long does jaundice usually last?

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 more

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How long does sepsis last?

How long does sepsis last?

It depends: Some may be cured of it while others may not. It depends on the age, and health of the individual. It also depends timely appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How long does thrush last in men?

How long does thrush last in men?

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 more

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How long does a fever normally last ?

Depends on cause: Fever is a symptom of many pathologic processes. The lenght of febrile episode is determined by the underlying cause. If a fever has lasted more than a couple of days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Normally, how long would the flu typically last?

7-10 days: Influenza symptoms generally last 7-10 days. A persistant dry cough, worse at night, may continue for several additional weeks. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the h1n1 flu last?

Normally, how long would the h1n1 flu last?

Swine Flu: Swine flu symptoms usually last for around 8 days but if there are health complications it may take longer to heal. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the stomach flu normally last for?

1 to 10 days: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more

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How long should fevers from teething last?

How long should fevers from teething last?

? 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 more

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How long should a fever last? 4 y/o has had a fever since saturday. As high as 104.8.

How long should a fever last? 4 y/o has had a fever since saturday. As high as 104.8.

Fever for 5 days: That fever has been quite a while. And the fever is quite significant. Please go to your pediatrician today and have your baby evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long does fever last w strep?

Stre p what?: If you are referring to strep throat, fever is not particularly common and if treated appropriately should resolve rapidly. The question here is how the strep throat was diagnosed and is something different or additional in progress. ...Read more

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How long does fever last with measles?

Variable: Since there is no specific treatment for measles, the treatment consists of anti-pyretics, such as acetaminophen, which work to calm down a fever. ...Read more

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How long should a teething fever last?

How long should a teething fever last?

Generally a day or : Two. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help or consult with your child's pediatrician. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long will valley fever last for most people?

Most will never know: Many (maybe more than 50%) never knew they had it. For those who become symptomatic and seek treatment it seems like a few weeks to months of pneumonia like sx with prominent fatigue and joint discomfort. ...Read more

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How long does valley fever last and what are the symptoms?

How long does valley fever last and what are the symptoms?

Weeks of weakness: Valley fever is often mild and transient with symptoms very similar to routine viral upper respiratory tract infections or even pneumonia. Most cases probably don't even come to the doctor's attention. Symptoms of fatigue can last for weeks up to months. ...Read more

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How long does HIV fever last?

Unclear question: Acute phase may last a few weeks like a flu. With aids, fever is usually due to other infections that aids exposes the patient to. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005. ...Read more