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How Long Should Bacterial Skin Infection Last
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Depends where it is: What staph infection? Staph can cause infections virtually anywhere in your body. Some can kill you within 24 hours. If it's a staph skin infection, it can stay with you indefinitely until it's treated. If you keep getting staph infections after they've been treated, go away, then come back, you probably have staph germs lurking inside your nose. Have your nostrils cultured for staph. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be: Several days-weeks even after treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
2 weeks: Assuming you have been adequately treated, as the mites die, they can cause itching that is even more intense than the original scabies infection. If persistant, call your provider as this can also be a sign of incomplete treatment too. Occasionally, secondary bacterial infection called impetigo develops. If you are having a lot of crusting or oozing, impetigo may be making you itch--get seen. ...Read more
Bacterial meningitis: Acute bacterial meningitis usually presents within 24 hours of the start of infection due to the severity of symptoms. Treatment with antibiotics can rapidly clear the bacterial infection, but neurologic sequelae can persist for days to weeks or longer, and in some cases may be permanent. ...Read more
No STD: Yeast infections in females are typically not considered sexually transmitted, although a ping-pong effect between partners may promote recurrent yeast infections. Most yeast infections, when treated, disappear within 24 hours. However, it depends on the strain of the yeast, and certain strains of yeast can be stubborn to treat. ...Read more
Been tested for std's, yeast infection, bacterial infection, etc. Vulvar biopsy normal. Have clobetasol ointment. How often how long to use it?
How long can a sinus infection last , im on antibiotics but not sure if bacterial or viral. No xrays just dr visit ,how long cant last if viral /bact?
Variable: Acute sinus infection may last from a few days to 2-3 weeks depending on infectious agent and your overall Heath. Chronic sinus may last for years unless the cause is treated. If it lasts >3 week check with ENT. If no cause like DNS or polyp etc found you may need to look for environmental causes. Please visit www.ehacstl.com how we propose to treat the underlying causes ...Read more
Have citrobacter kerosi .How long should you wait for treatment of IV antibiotics. How long before threat of tissue damage from this bacteria?
Not too long: It really boils down to what is infected. If it's a a blood infection, then damage can occur pretty quickly as the bacteria starts to grow in the blood and gets deposited in areas such as the heart, lung, vertebrae, kidneys and other parts. Therefore, don't wait for long to treat this of infection. ...Read more
No time table: There is very large number of bacterial pathogens that have varying courses, e.g., Meningococcal sepsis can kill in a matter of hours from the start of symptoms, to leprosy that lasts decades. The common symptoms of bacterial infectious are fever, pain, pus formation and impairment of the function of the affected organ. ...Read more
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