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How long does bronchitis last?

How long does bronchitis last?

Depends: There are a lot of factors that can prolongue an episode of bronchitis. If you are healthy and have no underlying lung disease the symptoms usually start to lessen after about 4 days and may be gone in 7-10 days. However the symptoms can linger longer if you smoke, are elderly, have asthma or COPD etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronda Alexander
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Laryngitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the larynx that can cause symptoms of hoarseness ...Read more


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How long does croup last?

How long does croup last?

Common cold: Since it generally caused by cold viruses, it may last 1-2 weeks, just like the common cold. Usually the first night or 2 are the worst. ...Read more

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How long does mono last?

How long does mono last?

2-3 wks: For most teens or adults this would gradually improve by 2-3 weeks which is the general contageous period. A subset of 1/4 may have persisting problems (tired,lethargic) for 2-3 mo. There is a myth about a "chronic" mono (yrs) that has been refuted by the CDC. ...Read more

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How long does mono last?

How long does mono last?

2-3 wks: For most teens or adults this would gradually improve by 2-3 weeks which is the general contageous period. A subset of 1/4 may have persisting problems (tired,lethargic) for 2-3 mo. There is a myth about a "chronic" mono (yrs) that has been refuted by the CDC. ...Read more

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How long does larengitis last?

How long does larengitis last?

Laryngitis: Often 5-7 days. Rest your voice and treat other symptoms. If not better; be seen. All the best. ...Read more

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How long does RSV last?

How long does RSV last?

Varies: Depending upon the type of infection (otitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, etc.), and the immune status of the patient the duration of illness can be highly variable. This is also dependent upon the age, since this is increasingly recognized as a disease of adults as well as children. In symptomatic persons with mild disease a week to 10 days would seem reasonable. ...Read more

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How long does GERD last?

How long does GERD last?

Highly variable: No single answer for this one unfortunately. Firstly, some reflux is normal. It becomes a disease if it is damaging your organs (esophagus, vocal cords, lungs), or causing unacceptable lifestyle changes. It can last years, or only occur over a short period of time, say during a stressful period in life. Hope this helps! ...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 labyrinthitis last?

How long does labyrinthitis last?

Varies: Most cases get better in a few weeks, often sooner. ...Read more

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How long does catarrh last for?

How long does catarrh last for?

Depends: If from a URI (cold) - 7-10 days. If it is a sinus infection - it may last longer. If your symptoms persist beyond 2 weeks, you should be seen by your doctor. ...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 GERD last for?

How long does GERD last for?

Variable: It is highly variable how long reflux disease lasts. I have seen patients that have had symptoms for 20 years before coming to see me for a procedure to actually try to treat the underlying anatomical/physiological problems. Children frequently "grow out of it" by the time they are school age. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long can tonsillitis last?

How long can tonsillitis last?

If viral : Ade essays to a week if you have. Fever get checked for strep throat ...Read more

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How long does c-diff last?

How long does c-diff last?

Depends: In most cases, c diff is treated with 2 weeks of antibiotics. This is effective around 85% of the time, but 15% can "relapse" after their antibiotics. This requires more antibiotics. After that, an even higher % will have a 2nd relapse. Treatment is with even more antibiotics. And so on. Some patients have had relapsing diff for years! we can often cure them with a stool transplant. ...Read more

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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 the flu last?

How long does the flu last?

About a week: Typically about one week as long as there are no secondary infections. ...Read more

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How long does the flu last?

How long does the flu last?

Flu: Its variable but generally symptoms resolve within a week. You may take OTC medications for symptom relief along with rest and hydration. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult your physician. ...Read more

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How long does pluerisy last?

How long does pluerisy last?

Varies: Pleurisy pain can last a few days to a few weeks to a few months. The pain is caused by inflammation and taking anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) or alleve) can reduce the length of pleurisy pain. ...Read more

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How long does pericarditis last?

How long does pericarditis last?

Pericarditis: It varies with the cause and how quickly the patient responds to treatment. ...Read more

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