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Can you treat uti at home? smelly urine, no pain or burning or itching, sexually active no stds...have had them before but this is milder

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Dr. Derek Farley answered

Specializes in Urgent Care

Yes, but...: Frequent UTI's can be treated at home, with empiric use of antibiotics. Call your doctor first, see if he/she is willing to call in a prescription for you (some might, some might not). If not, then consider going to an urgent care center or online telemedicine service. Cranberry juice pills can be helpful, but won't "kill" the alleged infection. No matter what course u take, see ur Dr. after.

Answered 3/30/2018

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS answered

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology

Yes: Most UTIs are treated at home, but you need an antibiotic, usually prescribed by a doctor.

Answered 1/16/2017

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Need diagnosis: Hi. Smelly urine is not diagnostic of a UTI. Take asparagus as an example. Please see your doctor for urinalysis with microscopic, and culture if indicated. If you are diagnosed with a UTI, the treatment is oral antibiotics; they work splendidly taken at home. Also be sure to drink a lot of fluids.

Answered 5/16/2015

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