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How long does it take for a uti to clear up with antibiotics

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
How diagnosed? If a clean catch urine was analyzed and a culture used to determine the antibiotic used you may be fine. If the label UTI was assumed ... Read More
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Time for an in person follow up for at least 2 reasons, one to question the actual diagnosis as possibly different and second to question possible bac... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Return to Dr: In any infection being treated with antibiotics, If the symptoms are worsening, you need to return to the Dr who originally diagnosed the illness and ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Hours to days: The antibiotic should begin to work - that is, kill bacteria - within hours. By a day or so, symptoms should be improving. Depending on how complicate... Read More
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
UTI: This varies with the type of uti, the antibiotic employed and its efficacy against the causative organism, the immune status and anatomical integrity ... Read More
Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
48 hrs: 48 hrs if taken oral.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Varies 1 - 3 days: Provided antibiotics are effective against type of bacteria causing the uti. Hence, urologists always get a urine culture specimen before putting pati... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Only if it's early: If you are just beginning to feel symptoms, you can try taking cranberry tablets plus vitamin c and a lot of water. And there are over the counter "an... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
Depends: It is important to finish the antibiotic once it is started.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Give it some time.: We know that one dose of an appropriate antibiotic can sterilize the urine. But relief from symptoms of a urinary infection could take a couple of da... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Symptoms should be : Be gone and infection should be gone if it was designed to take for 3 days if u still have sxs please see your doc as it could have been resistant to ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
24-48 hours: It usually takes 24-48 for an antibiotic to start to resolve the symptoms of a urinary tract infection. You should take the antibiotic for the full co... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tramont
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
3 days: Most utis are effetively treated in 3-5 days, if you are on the right antibiotic. It's also possible that a UTI is not the only cause of your symptom... Read More