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Doctor insights on: How Soon Do Symptoms Appear After Exposure

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How soon do symptoms appear after exposure?

Can't answer: To what? Toxic gas--seconds. Radiation--decades. Bacteria--days to weeks. Please provide specifics in your question. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of radiation exposure bad?

Are the symptoms of radiation exposure bad?

It depends on dose: They can range from no symptoms to death with in hours. The classic three levels are hematopoetic, with alterations in wbc, platelets, and then anemia. Gi with extreme diarrhea and sepsis, and neurological which tends to be fatal. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of baby radiation exposure?

What are the symptoms of baby radiation exposure?

The first: Issue would be potential source of exposure. There is natural background exposure, medical exposure and inadvertant exposure. Total bidy radiation causes symptoms depending on dose. The most lethal is CNS syndrome -seizures, GI - massive emesis, diarrhea, then bone marrow, causing aplastic anemia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of exposure to toxoplasmosis?

What are the symptoms of exposure to toxoplasmosis?

Many: Fever, rash, lymph swelling, or no symptoms. If pg or trying to get pg get a blood test to see if you have an active or old exposure! ...Read more

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Is herpes symptoms immediate after exposure ? Or is days later

Is herpes symptoms immediate after exposure ? Or is days later

Too soon, but...: No infection starts to cause symptoms immediately; for herpes, it takes at least 2-3 days. However, if you were about to have herpes symptoms (from a longstanding infection or one acquired a few days earlier), it could seem like the symptoms were started by a new exposure. See a doctor ASAP if in doubt. Accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of herpes depend on testing and prescription ASAP. ...Read more

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Influenza symptoms appear after 5 hours of exposure a possibility?

Influenza symptoms appear after 5 hours of exposure a possibility?

Influenza: Unlikely. The typical incubation period for influenza is 1—4 days (average 2 days). Adults shed influenza virus from the day before symptoms begin through 5—10 days after illness onset. However, the amount of virus shed, and presumably infectivity varies. You may have been exposed earlier without knowing it. ...Read more

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Why do the symptoms of asbestosis develop only years after exposure?

Why do the symptoms of asbestosis develop only years after exposure?

Yes: It is usually a late event after exposure to asbestos. Usually time measured in years. ...Read more