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Antibiotics For A Urinary Tract Infection
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
Yes you can: There is noedicsl reason for you to avoid intercourse. However discomfort can prevent you from having intercourse. It is not uncommon for many people to avoid intercourse for several days. I would encourage you to void shortly after intercourse. ...Read more
I have been on antibiotics for a urinary tract infection for 5 days and I am still having problems. Should i call my doctor?
You might want to.: I don't knoiw what you were prescribed or what you were infected with, but you might want to keep your doctor informed. Your antibiotic might be ineffective, or wrong for your infecting agent, or you might need to keep taking it. Sometimes, like in cystitis, etc., you might have to take antibiotics for 14 days. So call your doctor, but keep these things in mind. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a pt is on 10 mg of predisolone daily for polymyalgia and this would not impair the immune system in such a way as to undermine the effectiveness of broad spectrum antibiotics for a urinary tract infection would this still be so if dosage is 40 mg?
Excellent question: Generally speaking, taking corticosteroids can make you more susceptible to getting an infection. But I could not find reference to corticosteroids or other immunosuppressants impairing the effectiveness of antibiotics once you have an infection. The dose of antibiotics is not usually increased because the patient is immunosuppressed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been on antibiotics for my urinary tract infection for 5days i have to do 7 and i had a alcohol beverage only one. will it interfere?
Im taking antibiotics for my urinary tract infection and every time i take one i have back and abdominal pain. what does this mean?
Back/abdominal pain: There is no way to make a diagnosis without knowing what you are being treated for, with which antibiotic, and also necessitates more info and a physical exam. Go back and see the doctor who is treating you. Los Angeles has a plethora of outstanding infectious disease experts. If your doctor is not sure, get a consult. ...Read more
Can the experts please talk about the most suitable antibiotic class used for urinary tract infections in general?
Here are some ...: Before taking antibiotics, a detailed general / urinary history and urinalysis are minimally required for suspecting UTI if you have not had recurrent UTI. But, if you know when a UTI is coming by history after prior evaluation, both nitofurantoin & sulf/trimethorpim remain the most practical yet effective drugs for everyday UTI without antibiotics overuse / abuse. Ask Doc for detail. ...Read more
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