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A 19-year-old female asked:

do i stop taking the first antibiotic and start the new one or continue to take the old antibiotic until i'm out and then start the new one for uti?

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Dr. Robert Bennett
Urology 30 years experience
ANTIBIOTICS: If the reason for changing is the culture sensitivities then stop the old and start the new. Ask if not sure.

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

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

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Can a UTI go away without antibiotics?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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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.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Can I get a antibiotic to cure UTI without seeing a doctor?

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Depends: If you and your pcp have a good relationship and he/she knows your and your conditon(s) and is trusting of your history, etc, then the doctor may feel comfortable calling in a prescription for you with some cautions and follow up. Otherwise, no! antibiotics are not over the counter and unless you know what you are taking, prescribing for and what the cause is, it is dangerous for you. Don't!
A 21-year-old member asked:

Which antibiotic is most effictive for cureing long term uti?

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Dr. Danielle Jones answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
No cure -treatment: The most commonly used antibiotics for treating recurrent urinary tract infections (utis) are Nitrofurantoin (aka macrobid) and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, which are cheap + usually well tolerated. But, it's important to try to learn why utis keep occurring + the doctor may want to do some studies. Also, prevention through good toilet hygiene + fully emptying bladder often enough is also key.

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