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Are cephalosporins good for utis?

Are cephalosporins good for utis?

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

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Should you resume keflex daily to suppress UTI if you got klebsiella UTI on it and were treated with cephalosporin?

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

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If bacteria become resistant to cephalosporins, what can be used to treat UTI in elderly person or one with renal damage?

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

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Cephalosporin antibiotic for uti? And does this class of antibiotics cause any heart effects like qt prolongation?

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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What foods are good for treating uti's?

What foods are good for treating uti's?

THERE ARE NO FOODS: That will benefit you when treating a uti. There are some studies suggesting that cranberries help. Otherwise, lots of water and appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is a good way to prevent uti?

What is a good way to prevent uti?

Stay healthy: Practice safe sex, have good hygiene and wipe front to back, stay clean. Urinate after sex when possible. Keep well hydrated. ...Read more

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Is amox tr-k clv a good medicine for a uti?

Is amox tr-k clv a good medicine for a uti?

Yes but....: It depends if the bacteria responsible for the UTI is susceptible to the antibiotic. If symptoms don't improve in a day, contact your prescriber to see if you need a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is uvamin retard tablet good for treating uti? Can i start taking it today?

Is uvamin retard tablet good for treating uti? Can i start taking it today?

Sometimes: This is Nitrofurantoin which is not my first choice for treating a uti. It can be effective in some instances. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use the same type of drug daily to supress UTI as to treat it?

Is it a good idea to use the same type of drug daily to supress UTI as to treat it?

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

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Any good herbal plant teas for uti?

Any good herbal plant teas for uti?

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

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What is a good home remedy for a uti?

What is a good home remedy for a uti?

Fluids,baking soda,c: 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

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Any good rapid home treatments for uti?

Any good rapid home treatments for uti?

Yes: But under the supervision of a doctor with appropriate medication prescribed. Do not try to do this yourself. It is not only dangerous but can on occasion be life-threatening. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Is thecred and orange amxicillin caps good for uti?

Is thecred and orange amxicillin caps good for uti?

???: generic amoxicillin comes in many colors by many manufacturers all over the world. Need to know strength to answer the question intelligently. ...Read more

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Are long term antibiotics a good answer to on going uti's?

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

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Is there a good way to get rid of UTI without going to the dr?

Pray and drink water: Why do u not want to go to the doctor?
Don't evade doctors, they help, not hinder! ...Read more

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Good morning, 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.

Good morning,

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

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If u have UTI not good to have sex?

If u have UTI not good to have sex?

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

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Is clindamycin HCl good for uti?

Is clindamycin HCl good for uti?

Maybe: It depends on the organism causing the uti. That is not one of the more common antibiotics used urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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Any good treatment for utis other than antibiotics?

No: Home remedies are next to worthless and potentially dangerous in allowing simple lower tract infections to progress. ...Read more

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Is macrobiotic a good antibiotic for recurrent uti?

Is macrobiotic a good antibiotic for recurrent uti?

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

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What is best to maintain good bladder health to prevent recurring uti?

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

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Anyone know of any really good home remedies for a UTI infection that works?

Anyone know of any really good home remedies for a UTI infection that works?

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

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I'm a 25 year old man in good health but i've been having a problem with a very strong need to urinate. I don't have a uti.?

Bladder irritants: If you've been examined and for sure don't have any urine abnormalities then think of irritants. Coffee, tea, soda can all irritate. Cranberry irritates. Less likely something like interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

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Why do I have frequent recurrent UTI noted esp after coitus with a partner for 2 years, but we always practice good hygiene?

Why do I have frequent recurrent UTI noted esp after coitus with a partner for 2 years, but we always practice good hygiene?

UTI: The penis in the vaginal barrel may place mild trauma on the urethra (tube from bladder out) and this can predispose to UTI because of physiologic "obstruction". This can be partially diminished with antibiotic prophylaxis in low doses. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What good over-the-counter for a UTI infection?

Need prescription: In the US antibiotics are not sold over the counter. If you have a urinary tract infection you need to see a doctor, have your urine checked and get an antibiotic. Over the counter meds for UTI only decrease the pain with urination, they do not treat the infection. ...Read more