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How Long Does It Take To Treat Jock Itch
Two antibiotics: Double antibiotic therapy is most reliable with single injection of Ceftriaxone (rocephin) + single oral dose of Azithromycin or 7 day course of doxycyline. Both equally effective. Best get checked after a week or if symptoms remain because there are some extremely resistant forms. All sexual partners from preceding 60 days should be checked out.Latex condoms are best protection against gonorrhea. ...Read more
10 days: The skin turns over in 10 days. If you have a common fungus you probably got it from a kitten (or a cat), or from another person. The best therapy is usually lamisil. The generic terbinafine costs $4 for 10 pills to take 1 a day. You should also get otc an antifungal cream such as Miconazole or clotrimazole. These are cheap and effective. Many skin disorders look like fungus but are not. ...Read more
It depends: Most patients recover on their own..Incubation time from exposure to illness is from 1-4 weeks. The disease can become chronic in about 5% of patients, and treatment can take months. This is more common in patients who have some form of immune defiiciency. ...Read more
Day or so: Cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream like all corticosteroids to become effective needs to be transported into the cytoplasm of the cell where it binds the steroid receptor. This is transported into nucleus and binds to another receptor. This affects mrna which then makes specific proteins. These proteins affect inflammatory mediators that leads to symptom improvement. This process takes 6-8 hours. ...Read more
Natural Healing: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and causes them to bulge creating a protective fluid cushion we call a blister. As the area heals, the fluid will be resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and the fluid drains. This should take about a week. ...Read more
Get Right Diagnosis: Most hemorrhoids (varicose veins of anus) are soft, squishy tissue that stretch after straining/having a bm: no pain. If a hemorrhoid becomes firm, enlarged, and tender, it may thrombose (clot). This is treated without surgery w/pain meds and time. Any painful anal lump that is present all the time, however, requires medical attention to assure that the right diagnosis & treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
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