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I need a antibiotic for a UTI?

I need a antibiotic for a UTI?

Usually: Antibiotics are usually prescribed for UTI's, as they can develop into potentially more serious problems such as kidney infections if left unchecked. In women, UTI's and vaginitis can both present with pain upon urination. However, as UTI's irritate the bladder muscle, women with UTI's usually feel an urgent need to urinate, while women with vaginitis do not. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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


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Which antibiotics help my uti?

Which antibiotics help my uti?

Culture will tell: Uti is diagnosed by doing a urine culture the test also indicates which antibiotics is best for whatever bacteria is causing your infection. ...Read more

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Can a UTI go away without antibiotics?

Can a UTI go away without antibiotics?

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. ...Read more

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How is a UTI treated without antibiotics?

How is a UTI treated without antibiotics?

Use antibiotics: I am sure that every UTI throughout history was not treated with antibiotics and somehow we survive. The risk of not treating is substantial as kidneys can be damaged permanently or infection can spread to the blood making us critically ill. Cranberry juice and increased fluids may help but get on antibiotics when you really need them, like with a uti. ...Read more

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Can prolong use of antibiotics lead to uti?

Can prolong use of antibiotics lead to uti?

Yes and No.: Antibiotics do not cause infection but prolonged use may suppress normal bacteria that keep the bad guys in check. Resistant organisms may then mulitiply and potentially infect. ...Read more

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How long until antibiotics clear up my uti?

How long until antibiotics clear up my uti?

Depends site of infe: It depends on site of infection and the antibiotics used.If the culture shows sensitivity to certain antibiotic for lowe UTI it takes 7to10 days for infection to clear.But if the infection is high up in kidneys(pyelonephritis)you may need longer course of antibiotics 2weeks or more to clear the infection. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics medication give you an uti?

Can antibiotics medication give you an uti?

No, but: They can sometimes predispose patients to developing yeast infections or vaginitis, which can cause irritation that may feel similar to a uti. ...Read more

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If have a Uti what antibiotic should I take?

If  have a Uti what antibiotic should I take?

Antibiotic: To be sure of which antibiotic (A) to take, you need to have your urine cultured. This will tell you the bacterium that is causing your UTI and antibiotics can effectively treat it.You can start a broad spectrum A at first and if the bacterium is resistant to it, it can be switched to one that is effective in treating it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics cause false negative UTI test?

Yes: If an antibiotic is taken before submitting the urine specimen, the urine culture is likely to show no growth (false negative) and urinalysis in general have a high rate of false positives and false negatives. ...Read more

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How long will antibiotics take to work on a uti?

Usually within a day: If symptoms caused by a UTI such as burning or a cloudy or bloody appearance don't begin to improve by 2 or 3 days, there is a good chance that the antibiotic isn't working or the symptoms are do to something other than infection. ...Read more

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What happens if UTI is resistant to antibiotics?

What happens if UTI is resistant to antibiotics?

UTI: If someone has a uti, finding out which antibiotics the bacteria is susceptible is very important. This allows us to use the best antibiotic on the patient. Using broad spectrum antibiotics or the wrong antibiotics can lead to resistant bacteria which is much harder to kill. It requires very power antibiotics to kill resistant bacteria and leads to the so called "super bugs" like MRSA and vre. ...Read more

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How long before a UTI goes away with antibiotics?

How long before a UTI goes away with antibiotics?

Depends site of infe: It depends on site of infection and the antibiotics used.If the culture shows sensitivity to certain antibiotic for lowe UTI it takes 7to10 days for infection to clear.But if the infection is high up in kidneys(pyelonephritis)you may need longer course of antibiotics 2weeks or more to clear the infection. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure my UTI without antibiotics?

What can I do to cure my UTI without antibiotics?

Not very sensible: You need antibiotics to kill bacteria causing your uti. Drinking lots of water and urinating frequently will help. No scientifically controlled trial has ever shown that utis are eliminated or cured without antibiotics. Please get a prescription from your dr or nurse practitioner. Often a 3 - 5 day course will clear up an acute uti. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about antibiotics to help my uti?

U need them: We usually prescribe first line antibiotic like Bactrim or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) if any chance that kidney is involved or Macrodantin if only cystitis after obtaining clean catch urine sample for culture ; sensitivities. Various drs. Prescribe for 3, 5, 7 or 10 days, ; 14 if kidney involved. Urine culture should be checked after 48 hours to ensure appropriate antibiotic is being used. Should be changed if wrong. ...Read more

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Will taking the antibiotic flaygl help cure a uti?

Will taking the antibiotic flaygl help cure a uti?

Maybe: Depending on the bacteria causing the infection it could hepl but Flagyl is not normally used to treat a uti. If you think you have a UTI see your doctor and get a more definitive treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic that's cheap for a uti?

What is the best antibiotic that's cheap for a uti?

Subjective answer: The "best" antibiotic(abx) is often a matter of taste. Usually abx are prescribed without a urine culture result that helps narrow down the bacteria (out of millions) causing the UTI. Without urine sensitivity results, the most effective abx against that bacteria is unknown. Ideally, the abx will be effective against the bacteria & cause no side effects. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is cheap but not always effective. ...Read more

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

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

Many Different Ones: Most commonly: Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin macrocrystals), Bactrim or septra (trimethoprim/sulfa) or Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Less often: amoxicillin, augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) suprax, keflex, cefepime, omnipen, gentamicin. A number of others are used if the bacteria are resistant to the all of the above. ...Read more

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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


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more