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Should I still take my antibiotics for UTI infection if I have no symptoms?

Should I still take my antibiotics for UTI infection if I have no symptoms?

Dr's instructions: Follow the prescribing doctor's instructions for completion of a proper course of antibiotics for the uti. The frequency, type and cause of UTI are quite varied, so your doctor is the best person to ask in your particular case. In general, we like patients to complete a full course of antibiotics, be it a one day, 5 days, 10 days, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Is it safe to take antibiotics for uti (infection)along with homeopathic medicines(natural herbs)to cure the disease ?

Is it safe to take antibiotics for uti (infection)along with homeopathic medicines(natural herbs)to cure the disease ?

Would avoid: If you truly have a urinary tract infection (bacteria and white cells in the urine) and your doctor has prescribed an appropriate antibiotic, I would suggest you avoid taking homeopathic medications. While probably benign, some herbal medications can interact with antibiotics and impair absorption or metabolism. Take the antibiotics as prescribed and recheck with your doctor when completed. ...Read more

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Is it best to use antibiotics for my UTI infection?

Is it best to use antibiotics for my UTI infection?

It depends: Antibiotics are used to treat symptoms, signs and culture proven bacterial infections in the urinary tract. There are other causes of ''uti'' type symptoms not necessarily bacterial in origin. ...Read more

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Could sumycin (tetracycline) antibiotics cure a lower UTI infection (urethra)?

Depends on organism: Sometimes tetracycline can treat a UTI. Please check with your doctor. Don't just take old meds that are lying around. ...Read more

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Is CILICAINE v suspention a antibiotic that us use for UTI infection bladder or kidney just curiouse please?

Is CILICAINE v suspention a antibiotic that us use for UTI infection bladder or kidney  just curiouse please?

Not the best choice: Cilicaine is a form of penicillin. It may help with some urinary tract infections, if the germ causing them is sensitive to it. There are better choices. A urine culture would show if the germ was sensitive. Don't start any antibiotic without calling your doc first to make sure it is okay The same germ can cause either a bladder or kidney infection. It it makes it to your kidneys it is worse ...Read more

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I'm on antibiotic called cephalexin for a UTI infection ... I've taken it once before and it didn't do anything but now I have chest pains?

I'm on antibiotic called cephalexin for a UTI infection ... I've taken it once before and it didn't do anything but now I have chest pains?

May be allergic: Allergies to medications can happen at any time, even if you have had the medication before. If you are having chest pain with the medication, it can be an allergy to the medication, but you should still see a doctor to make sure it is not truly your heart. ...Read more

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I'm now immune to all oral antibiotics for uti/kidney infections, urologist giving me weekly doses of Gentamiacin, infection is recurring?

I'm now immune to all oral antibiotics for uti/kidney infections, urologist giving me weekly doses of  Gentamiacin, infection is recurring?

Chronic UTI: Thought we had addressed this yesterday. You probably need to be seen by an infectious diseases expert rather than a urologist. If you do not have diminished renal function you are not receiving gentamicin correctly, and there may be other avenues to go to before this drug damages your hearing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is biaxin (clarithromycin) XL an antibiotic for bladder infections/uti's ?

Is biaxin (clarithromycin) XL an antibiotic for bladder infections/uti's ?

It can be: UTIs can be treated with a number of antibiotics, depending on the organism causing the infection and the resistance that organism has to antibiotics. Biaxin (clarithromycin) is one option that can treat some UTIs, but it is not the first line treatment. ...Read more

Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more