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could nitrofurantin fix orchitis over a long period?was told it has "bad tissue penetration" but my urologist gave me 30 days for orchitis?couldwork?

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: I answered this Q not long age. But I repeat. Nitrofurantoin is still a good antibiotics for uncomplicated acute UTI or chronic suppressing antibiotics for recurrent UTI after evaluation despite having been used for decades. So, use antibiotics with better tissue penetration such as flouroquinolone, cephalosporins, tetracyclines, etc. but using antibiotics for 30 days for orchitis is uncommon...
Dr. James Lin
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If so, taking doxycycline + azythromycin or Rocephin (ceftriaxaone) or ... is still better choice since epididymo-orchitis in the young is more likely STD-related. Besides, orchitis alone is rare; so, make sure it is or isn't related with UTI or STD. If just orchitis to begin with, different approach needs to be taken so to deduce what you've orchitis alone. So, ask Doc why... Best wish ...
Sep 27, 2014

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