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How long will a bacteria infection on the torso usually last for?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Depends on…
The severity of the infection (how large an area involved, how deep) & what organism(s) causing the infection & of course, whether it is being treated & how aggressively.
Other factors are comorbid conditions like diabetes, especially if poorly controlled. Minor infections caused by run-of-the-mill bacteria, treated with appropriate antibiotic, usually take 7-10 days. More complicated take longer.

In brief: Depends on…
The severity of the infection (how large an area involved, how deep) & what organism(s) causing the infection & of course, whether it is being treated & how aggressively.
Other factors are comorbid conditions like diabetes, especially if poorly controlled. Minor infections caused by run-of-the-mill bacteria, treated with appropriate antibiotic, usually take 7-10 days. More complicated take longer.
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