A 39-year-old female asked:
can ampicilna 500 be used to treat a uti. how long do you take it for.?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 29 years experience
I prefer: bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS for UTI
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Dermatology 57 years experience
Yes, 3 days: Often effective, not usually the first choice. Length of treatment depends on the nature of the problem. Simple cystitis is treated for 1 to 3 days. But kidney infection, prostate infection, infection with certain germs, presence of stones, and many other conditions call for different approaches.
3911 viewsAnswered Jan 5, 2019
A 30-year-old female asked:
Can you use a tampon while you have a uti?
9 doctor answers • 22 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Urology 21 years experience
Yes: You can. Make sure you change the tampon often. Keep things dry and drink plenty of fluids
patricio gargollo, pediatric urology, dallas texas.
6258 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 30-year-old member asked:
I keep having UTI every month. Could this be bad ?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Yes.: Multiple, recurrent uti's can lead to kidney disease, even kidney failure. Must be evaluated by urologist. Could be a problem, in ascending order from where the urine leaves the body, with the urethra, the urinary bladder, the kidneys. Your age, I am presuming u r female, is an important factor. Some women have a bout of cystitis / UTI after sex. There are effective ways of rx. See a gyn and a uro.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Can intercourse be the reason for my uti?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: The act of sex can push bacteria into the urethra triggering an infection. It's a good idea to drink plenty of fluids around the time of sex so you can urinate after and expell bacteria.
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A 59-year-old member asked:
What over-the-counter drugs can someone take for a uti?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Not much: Uti is a bacteridl infection requiring prescription strenth antibiotics. Cranberry juice cn sometimes help prevent but once you have an infection most likely you would need antibiotics.
5746 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 48-year-old member asked:
What should I do about potential uti, can't get into doc until tuesday?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
A Verified Doctor answered
Possible uti: Drink 3 Liters per day. Take cranberry extract. Call a HEALTHTAP doctor. Do not wait morecthan 3 days. Urgent zCare Center can provide care.
3679 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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