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Are Cephalosporins Good For Ut Is
Usually, not always: Cephalosporins can be good for uti's, but its also possible to have a UTI with bacteria that are resistant to cephalosporins. When in doubt its good to do a urine culture and sensitivity where the urine can be tested to determine the type of bacteria present and what, if any, antibiotics the bacteria are resistant to being treated with. ...Read more
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
Should you resume keflex daily to suppress UTI if you got klebsiella UTI on it and were treated with cephalosporin?
No: The usual drugs used to prevent frequently recurring uti's are sulfa/trimethoprim( septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or bactrim), norfloxacin, or Nitrofurantoin given in relatively low doses each night. I do not recommend Nitrofurantoin (macrobid) because of its potentially serious side effects. Penicillins and cephalosporins are usually not used for this indication. ...Read more
If bacteria become resistant to cephalosporins, what can be used to treat UTI in elderly person or one with renal damage?
Other options.: Use of an antibiotic to which the bacteria are resistant will result in treatment failure. This is why it is so important to get a urine culture & perform sensitivity testing to determine which antibiotic will work. In an elderly patient with renal failure, the dose may need adjustment depending on the medication. Many options do exist, so consult with your physicians. ...Read more
Cephalosporin antibiotic for uti? And does this class of antibiotics cause any heart effects like qt prolongation?
See below: Cephalosporin antibiotics are frequently used to treat uti's. They are usually very well tolerated and do not generally prolong the qtc interval. ...Read more
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No: Nitrofurantoin (macrodantin) and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (bactrim) are often used as prophylactic agents for recurrent bladder infection. Cephalosporins, e.g., omnicef, or fluoroquinolones, e.g., levaquin, (levofloxacin) however, should be reserved as therapeutic agents for pyelonephritis. ...Read more
Not that I know: If you want to try something over the counter, use cranberry tablets or cranberry juice. You can also alternate one day of cranberry juice intake with another day of ice tea for a weak. This changes urine ph and can cure uti, although not high likelihood. May end up needing antibiotics. The claim of fame for cranberry is in the prevention of uti, not treating it. ...Read more
Baking soda half teaspoon of baking soda in 8 oz of water, cranberry juice and increase fluids
aroma therapy for symptom relief, making an essential oil, by using equal parts of sandalwood, bergamot, tea tree, frankincence and juniper.Mix these to make oil and rub over bladder area several times a day.
Echinacea 2capsules 3 times a day
vitc/ citrus fruits
fresh berry juice
avoid cheese, chocolate, dairy. ...Read more
UTI and antibiotics: The answer to your question is "no". You should see a urologist to find out why you are plagued with your uti's. You will need to have a renal ultrasound and perhaps more tests to see if you have some urological cause for these infections. It is always better to prevent a problem than to treat it. See a urologist to see if you can have a problem that can be remedied to get you off antibiotics. ...Read more
Pray and drink water:
Why do u not want to go to the doctor?
Don't evade doctors, they help, not hinder! ...Read more
I have some concern about my health.
To start with I had a UTI back to 2011. Since then I get infections every 1-3 months.
Please follow the: directions your doc gave you for taking your meds. If things don't improve or recur, consider asking the doc about D-Mannose, a natural product that is helpful for UTIs. If he/she is not well-versed in natural meds he/she may not know of it, however. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Complicated: If you are being treated appropriately it probably will not matter. Some women, with intercourse in some positions, have the penis create minor trauma to the urethra which is immediately above the vaginal barrel. This creates a type of physiological obstruction to urine flow and may promote infection, but this is theoretical and may not apply to you. Probably not an issue. Enjoy. ...Read more
Macrobid: This antibiotic is used quite commonly for treating Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). The doctor should have a culture report that shows what antibiotics will work against the bacteria found in the urine. Sometimes a patient's allergies or the bacteria's resistance causes the doctor to choose a certain antibiotic. I've seen many patients get better on Microbid (nitrofurantoin). See doc if no better ...Read more
Work up first: If you are prone to uti's, then you may need to have a good work up to rule out any anatomical problems that predispose you to having one. If that's rule out and you are sexually active, make sure you void after sex. Also, you want to keep yourself hydrated, so your urine will be less concentrated and therefore will not be retained in the bladder for very long. Using acid rich juices may help. ...Read more
Antibiotics at home: is the best "home remedy" for UTIs. Drinking lots of water can help a lot. Constipation needs 2B treated as it can both cause & prolong UTIs. There is no documented study showing anything other than antibiotics will "cure" UTIs. UTIs may eventually "burn" themselves out if you drink lots of water & urinate frequently. ...Read more