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A 49-year-old member asked:

can you tell me how i could cure my uti without antibiotics?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 53 years experience
Not easy: A real UTI especially if documented by culture generally requires antibiotic. If it keeps recurring then you need a complete urological workup by a urologist.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Usually need: an antibiotic to clear up an infection so see your doctor.
Dr. Belinda Marquis
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Antibiotics: A UTI documented with a positive culture usually requires antibiotics.You should discuss it with your primary care physician.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Are there any alternative cures other than antibiotics to take for a uti?

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Dr. Theodore Cole
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: The old use of cranberry has been shown to be effective in some cases. D-mannose can also be very useful. In addition, there are a number of herbal remedies that combine several agents, such as akebia moist heat from health concerns.
A 43-year-old female asked:

What is the name of the antibiotic used to cure a uti?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
There are many: There are a variety of antibiotics that treat urinary tract infections (uti). These include bactrim, macrobid, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and others.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Can a UTI go away without antibiotics?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Possible: If the UTI is attacked head on with forced fluids and you have a good immune response, it is possible to flush out the bactreia in the bladder and the body wins the battle. I would not count on this. If you have burning, pain, frequency of urination, need to go immediately, and cerainly if fever, back pain, nausea, chills or vomiting, get seen right away for a proper diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Antibiotic therapy usually cures a UTI quickly without any problems unless you hve an allergy to the prescribed antibiotic
Feb 21, 2012
Brewster, NY
A 64-year-old female asked:

Is macrobiotic a good antibiotic for recurrent uti?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Macrobid: This antibiotic is used quite commonly for treating Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). The doctor should have a culture report that shows what antibiotics will work against the bacteria found in the urine. Sometimes a patient's allergies or the bacteria's resistance causes the doctor to choose a certain antibiotic. I've seen many patients get better on Microbid (nitrofurantoin). See doc if no better
A 34-year-old female asked:

Cure for UTI without antibiotics ?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Bladder infections: Good morning i would advise you that there is little for uti's other than antibiotics. I am sure you are hydrating well and taking cranberry juice already? But, the sooner you get this treated the sooner you will feel better.

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