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How To Recover From Being Sick With A Cold In Less Than 3 Days
Let me know......: Once you have the answer let me know............ ...Read more
Can you feel the affects of a virus less than 24 hours after exposure? Exposed to person with respiratory virus but was outside. Possible?
NO: generally the incubation of most viruses is days not hours thus the symptoms you are experiencing may be due EXPOSURE at the SAME time as your "contact" Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more
If i'm in the steam room with someone who has a cold, and he sneezes, am i more likely to catch his cold due to the steam? Or same as being outside?
Recovered from bacteremia (from sinuses) and meningitis 2 mos ago. Now avoiding anyone with cold and people in general. Do i need to be this drastic?
Only you can say: You wouldn't quit driving if you were in a wreck would you ? Unless your doc has found you have an immune defect you should consider this just an unexpected life event.You can/should always practice good personal hygiene,get your flu shot, avoid risky situations,etc. But to hide from people seems a bit much. ...Read more
I was exposed to potentially severe levels of brown asbestos, several times age 18, for less than 2 hours combined. Am I going to get sick and die?
How dangerous is it for someone who just had surgery within the last 24 hours to have their oxygen level staying down in the 70's and low 80's?
If I where to be stuck in the forest with unlimited water but no food and 20% body fat how long will I survive its, for a bet its more than a week rit?
Is it possible for a patient to battle the ebola virus in their body for more than three month, and still be alive moving around.
Don't know: how long a person has survived with bacteria actively teaming in their body. I tried researching this on many sites & simply could not find a definitive response to that specific question. One thing is clear - that the people who don't go through the hemorrhagic phase tend to be the ones who are more able to survive an Ebola infection (other factors being equal). I thought this article was very > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much milk should I allow my 3 year old to drink In a day? How much is too much? Is there health risks if he drinks A gallon by himself in 2 days
NO more than 16 oz: Justin - see my answer to your other question. There can be severe nutritional deficiencies, especially severe anemia, with that amount of milk intake. 16 ounces of milk a day maximum and the rest of his fluid intake should be water only! No giving juices, Kool-Aid, smoothies - nothing but water! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How far does germs from a cough travel? How long are they in the air? Will Neti Pot use after being around someone who coughed help stop getting sick?
1)Infinity 2)No: An experiment was done once where labeled virus was sprayed, like a sneeze or cough, from a spray bottle in the front of a large auditorium.It took less than 20 minutes for them to reach way up in the back of that room. They stayed in the air a long time.Remember, though that the farther they travel the more dillute they become which means the closer you are the more will get sprayed all over you ...Read more
How likely to get ecoli from being near an infected person and touching the same item? Very nauseous. Can't tell if just too much caffeine or ecoli.
Does it take longer for a very old, unwell person to recover from norovirus? Can it have any effects or complications that might last for a few weeks.e.g. weakening of the immune sytem?
Yes: This is true of almost any disease the old and fragile are more susceptible to viral diseases and bad side effects than the young or well. They are more likely to have worse disease in this case more diarrhea and vomiting and be more likely to get secondary infections because of their weakened state. ...Read more
How long does skin take to adjust to new temperatures ? I went from being in a cold house to a house that's 80 degrees and i'm really itchy now
Moisturize: Your skin daily to keep the itch under control. ...Read more
How long will a person who is scheduled to have orif of the shoulder be in the hospital? They are a 51 year old male, smoker, drinker
Short stay: Usually just 1 day, 2 at most. ...Read more
How to become more comfortable in social settings again in your early 30s after being withdrawn for so long after dealing w/ chronic illness?
One step at a time: Try to choose the situations and people you connect to. Find things that you feel confident in that occur in these settings. Do things you find fun to do. If you feel down about yourself and lack confidence in a broad sense, consider going into counseling. This can be a great help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How much diarrhea is to much? I've been passing a cup or 2 of water from my bowels every 15 minutes or so for the past 9 hours.
Avoid Dehydration: It is important to maintain hydration. Drinking water is best. Avoid beverages with sugar or caffeine since they cause more fluid loss. Other than fluids for hydration rest the GI system meaning reduce dietary intake which could stimulate more diarrhea as well. Question if it could be a side effect of the Penicillin VK (yogurt with probiotics would also be of benefit). See doc if not improving. ...Read more