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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.
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