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How long do ringworms generally last?

How long do ringworms generally last?

Many months: Ringworm if untreated may last for months. It is an infection on the skin. Mild cases can be treated with anti-fungal creams. More severe cases will require a prescription. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Rissmiller
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Pediculosis (Definition)

Refers to infestation with lice. Pediculosis can include head lice, body ...Read more


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How long should whiplash last?

How long should whiplash last?

Varies: For most people, several weeks to up to 6 months in 60% depending on the severity of the injury and whether you are a male or female as females have less protective muscle bulk in their necks. Also, there may be other structural injuries sustained that may prolong symptoms like disc or facet joint injuries. If it persists and limits you, get it evaluated. ...Read more

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How long can petechiae last after bruise id gone. Can't take a long time?

How long can petechiae last after bruise id gone. Can't take a long time?

Muliple reasons: There can be many reasons for petichae some of which are serious and some of which are not. It is important to see a dermatologist to have them evaluated to see which type they are. They may even recommend that you see a blood specialist, known as a hematologist. ...Read more

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How long should diarrhea last before medicating?

How long should diarrhea last before medicating?

Diarrhea: Most viral diarrheas last 5-7 days. After a week consult your doctor about getting a stool culture to see if antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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How long should a rash last if not contagious?

How long should a rash last if not contagious?

Varies: This question is so open ended. Hours, days, weeks, months, years- depends upon the cause. Lets get a diagnosis! ...Read more

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How long does folliculitis last? How long does the itch continue after treatmne

How long does folliculitis last?  How long does the itch continue after treatmne

Varies: based on the extend of the infection and which bacteria are causing the infection. I would state that with appropriate oral and topical antibiotic therapy, 7-10 days is a realistic time frame, assuming this is NOT a resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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How long should the flu last?

How long should the flu last?

Flu: Symptoms can last from a few days to a few weeks with the severe symptoms last from 3 to 10 days. ...Read more

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How long dose a UTI last how long can you take antibiotics for?

Here are some ...: UTI-related voiding Sx such as burning and frequency will be quickly improved within 1-3 days and, most of cases, faded away completely in 5-7 days after taking effective antibiotics. But, occasionally, irritating voiding Sx may linger. If so, be reassessed so to define what may be the underlying cause. So, work with Doc and be checked out timely. ...Read more

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How long do chiggar bites last?

How long do chiggar bites last?

Chiggers: Chigger bites usually heal on their own within one to two weeks. In the meantime, control itching with an over-the-counter anti-itch cream, such as Hydrocortisone cream. Consult your doctor if your skin appears infected or if the bites seem to be spreading to other parts of your body. ...Read more

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How long should a flu last?

How long should a flu last?

Flu: Generally the "flu", meaning the seasonal flu which causes high fever, muscle aches, cough , congestion and lethargy, lasts 5 to 7 days in healthy adults. ...Read more

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How long would shingles last for?

How long would shingles last for?

Rash or pain: The physical manifestations of shingles , usually rash and small papules ( fluid filled blisters) last a few days to a week. The pain of shingles if not treated early and aggressively, can lead to a condition called post-herpetic neuralgia. This condition can be very difficult to treat. ...Read more

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How long should bronchitis last?

How long should bronchitis last?

Days to life time: Acute bronchitis will usually last a few days to a few weeks depending on the cause and the treatment. A form of chronic bronchits can last a lfietime depending on the cause and the treatment. If you have a cough or bronchitis that is lasting longer than you think it should, get see by pcp, pulmonologist or other physician and get checke out. Testing may be necessary. Bad things can cause this. ...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 do gonnorhea last after getting treated?

How long do gonnorhea last after getting treated?

A few days: The antibiotics start to work immediately. Symptoms like discharge or pain with urination usually improve over 4-5 days. You should wait at least a week before resuming sexual activity and only after your partner also has been treated. (If sex is inevitable sooner than a week, for sure use condoms.) ...Read more

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How long do cosmetics last safely?

How long do cosmetics last safely?

Check the Label: If cosmetics have active or prescription ingredients, some of them can degrade over time and actually change into other things that may have a different or unintended effect on your body. That is why medications and skin care products carry an expiration date. Some topicals may also grow bacteria over time and could result in unwanted infection. Best to follow the instruction on the label. ...Read more

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How long do hives last?

How long do hives last?

Varies: Sometimes hours....Sometimes months. It varies depending on the cause. ...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 travelers diarrhea last and how do I treat it?

How long does travelers diarrhea last and how do I treat it?

See answer: It usually lasts 1-5 days, but in 10-15% of patients it can last a week or more. In 2% of patients it can last a month.Antibiotics are indicated for more severe cases : more than 4 loose stools /day, if febrile or if blood or mucus is in stool. Milder cases may not need antibiotics. Imodium (loperamide) should be used to stop the diarrhea unless the patient is febrile or blood/mucus in stool. ...Read more

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For how long will my omphalitis last?

For how long will my omphalitis last?

Unlikely at 37: Omphalitis occurs in the neonate and is inflammation of the umbilical stump. If untreated, it can cause infection and the late effect of altering blood flow to the liver. However, it is unlikely to occur in an adult, for that reason. ...Read more