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what antibiotic is used for a uti if you are allergic to pcn

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: It's never a good idea to use antibiotic without a doctor's advice. Besides there are better alternative in abx for treating UTI than penicillin- rela ... Read More

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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Of course: The urine can be cultured to see what bacteria is in there, and which antibiotics can be used. If needed, an allergist can check for true allergies to ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience Gynecology
Maybe: First of all, this is more likely viral than bacterial so antibiotics may not help. If it is bacterial, then the antibiotics you are taking for the U ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several choices: Sulfonamides (bactrim, septra) and flouroquinalones (cipro) are good choices. Fyi- up to 90% of people who carry a diagnosis of penicillin allergy ar ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably : Discuss with your doctor, usually it isn't the first choice, there are other alternatives, and better be guided by antibiotics sensitivity of uri ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
11 years experience Family Medicine
Based on culture: A UTI in a man is unusual and often indicative of a urinary system abnormality that need to be evaluated by a urologist. A culture should always be c ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Hematuria: Blood in the urine may be do to a uti, but not necessarily. Would discuss your symptoms with your doctor and see if a further work up should be undert ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
41 years experience Urgent Care
Ok to use cystex: It is O.K. to use cystex plus when you have urinary infection until you get your antibiotics. It helps with pain and may keep infection under control.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Stop holding: your urine. Be kind to your bladder. If you have UTI symptoms - by all means, see your physician soon.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
REACTIONS: There is cannot and will not take them. Many reactions are not truely allergic and will be tolerated to combat the infection if it is bad enough.
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