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Are there any alternative cures other than antibiotics to take for a uti?

Are there any alternative cures other than antibiotics to take for a uti?

Not that work: Alternative cures are a myth. Antibiotics are effective with very few side effects. Drinking plenty of water plus urinating every couple of hours can enhance antibiotic effect. Neither probiotics nor cranberry juice, extract, cocktail or capsules have been shown effective in curing utis. Claims that such supplements are effective are bogus. ...Read more

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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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Is there any way to cure a UTI without antibiotics? And how long does it take to cure in females?

Is there any way to cure a UTI without antibiotics? And how long does it take to cure in females?

Not likely: Highly unlikely to cure UTI without substances that kill bacterias. The treatment kills bacteria after a single dose if it is acute infection. If chronic UTI the treatment may last up to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take antibiotics to cure a uti?

How long does it take antibiotics to cure a uti?

Thanks for asking!: If truly a simple, uncomplicated UTI (females)and have been placed on the appropriate antibiotic, 1-3 days of antibiotic will usually kill the bacteria though symptoms due to the inflammation may take longer. In men, 5-7 days of treatment more routine. ...Read more

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34 W preg constant UTIs just finished a round of antibiotics and prescribed more for another one no symptoms is it necessary to take? Alternatives?

34 W preg constant UTIs just finished a round of antibiotics and prescribed more for another one no symptoms is it necessary to take? Alternatives?

Antibiotics in pregn: Unless you have symptoms of UTI such as frequent urination for small amounts of urine or urgency such that you can not control your urine, I doubt that you have 'constant UTI' .I would avoid using antibiotics unless you have symptoms and a confirmation of infection with a Urine test/s(U/A and Urine culture). You could ask your doctor to run tests on your urine to find out if you have UTI for sure. ...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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With antibiotics how long would it take for a UTI to go away ?

UTI: Varies with the organism, type of UTI (lower vs. Upper tract, etc.), the antibiotic employed, the immune status of the patient and a variety of other factors. Symptomatically it should begin to resolve in 24-48 hours if the organism causing it is sensitive to the antibiotic used. ...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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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

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


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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