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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
24 years experience Family Medicine
UTI: A short course of antibiotics and drinking lots of water to flush your urinary tract.
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
TMP/SMX, Mac, Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Trimethoprim/sulfa (bactrim or septra), Macrodantin or cipro (ciprofloxacin).
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Identify the Agent: The best method is to do a urine culture. Identify the infectious agent and the right therapeutic agent. This will insure no lack of cures.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Varies: Depending upon the site of the UTI and the causative agent it may be as little as a day, or in the case of pyelonephritis, may be weeks.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly: But not likely. Antibiotics are the best and only proven method of eliminating bacteria from the urinary tract. If you find a proven alternative ple ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
No harm to do: Kegel exercises with a UTI!
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: Two different issues. Antibiotic therapy will be needed for both, but the choices of agents will differ. It will be more important to know exactly w ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Unrelated: There is no relation between the 2. Uti is treated with antibiotics. I am not sure what you mean by throat swelling.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes but DON't: Nothing to keep you from having sex except her permission and comfort. However, this would not be wise. Let her finish her medications, get well and ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
UTI and yeast: We would need more information. Urinary tract infections can be from varying bugs and are treated differently depending on symptoms and history. Y ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
More likely UTI: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)bay is an excellent antibiotic for UTIs, but unfortunately we are seeing an increasing # of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) resistant UTIs ... Read More
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