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Does drinking a gallon of water a day flush out a UTI

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Urine infection generally needs antibiotics. Bladder infection or cystitis may reslove spontaneously.Drinking water may alleviate some discomfort, not ... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Lowers germ concent.: Drinking lots of water dilutes bacterial concentration in urine. Causes u to urinate > often. Which helps bladder defense mechanisms to get rid of few ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Drinking lots of water does not prevent all UTI's . Burning with urination is a common symptom of UTI, but the burning could have other causes. Best ... Read More
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Dr. Yolanda Wade
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Painful urination is definitely abnormal and should be evaluated by your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Boxer
48 years experience Urology
UTI: A UTI should be treated by a doctor with antibiotics. Although fluids my be helpful, the cure is obtained by seeing your doctor and getting antibioti ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dahlia Philips-Rodriguez
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Staying hydrated is important to help flush any bacteria out of the bladder and prevent uti.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
More info needed: How late in the evening do you drink fluid? You may want to limit your intake for several hours before bed. Also, do you have frequency or urgency d ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
40 years experience Gynecology
Need more info: Have you been diagnosed with a UTI or is this self diagnosis? Have you been treated with anabiotic‘s? All symptoms of burning/itching/pain are not al ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
34 years experience Family Medicine
Lose water other way: Urine concentration is not directly proportionate to fluid intake. If you are constantly sweating at work then you will have lost most of your fluids ... Read More
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