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can drinking alcohol cause bladder infections

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
No: No, drinking alcohol will not treat bladder or other infections. In fact, heavy drinking may suppress your immunity, and cause more difficulty for yo ... Read More

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
See below: Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) test is very sensitive and specific test and a strong indicator of alcohol ingestion within the previous 3-5 days. UTI or high ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Why should it?
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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No: Alcohol is mostly metabolized in the liver, and very little free alcohol is excreted in urine. Alcohol can cause irritation of the bladder wall, whic ... Read More
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
UTI for a week: If you have had a UTI for a week, "flushing" it out does not appear to be working. Go to a physician and get our urine cultured and get started on the ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Frequent Urine: Yes. Or this is diabetes. Please get in for a test at the family clinic.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Dooley
34 years experience Internal Medicine
It can help: It can help, but likely will still need a course of antibiotics; drinking a lot of water will help prevent recurrences;.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
UTI: Well you need to confirm whether or not you actually have one. There are some over the counter test kits that are fairly accurate. I suggest you see a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
NO: Drinking water will not cure any infection. That's why antibiotics were invented.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Immune booster: No there no vaccines that can prevent all infections. No drinking cranberry soda would not help.

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