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Is biaxin (clarithromycin) XL an antibiotic for bladder infections/uti's ?

Is biaxin (clarithromycin) XL an antibiotic for bladder infections/uti's ?

It can be: UTIs can be treated with a number of antibiotics, depending on the organism causing the infection and the resistance that organism has to antibiotics. Biaxin (clarithromycin) is one option that can treat some UTIs, but it is not the first line treatment. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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I have reoccuring bladder infections, can I prevent this without using antibitotics?

I have reoccuring bladder infections, can I prevent this without using antibitotics?

The following: By urinating after sex to empty bladder, shower not bathe + never use bubble bath.Avoid costipation.Good toilet hygiene: wipe front to back, pull panties, tights + pants down to ankles & spread thighs widely when urinating. (avoids urine trapping in vagina).Don't wear thongs or hold off urination.Healthy diet + drink lots.?Cranberry juice, tabs or gelcaps reduce bacterial adherence to bladder wall. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting bladder infections what's the best way to prevent them?

Why do I keep getting bladder infections what's the best way to prevent them?

Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) norfloxacin: Trimethoprim/sulfa (septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or bactrim), norfloxacin, and Nitrofurantoin (macrobid) given in low dose each night before bed are the usual antibiotics used to prevent frequently recurrent uti's. I do not prescribe Nitrofurantoin because of its potentially serious toxicities. ...Read more

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What do you suggest for my horrible bladder infections?

What do you suggest for my horrible bladder infections?

Nothing horrible,but: If being "horribly" annoyed by frequent recurrent UTI, you need to be evaluated so to identify if any potentially underlying causes for UTIs ever exist. If yes, correct/modify it. At times, preventive measures or regimen of self-testing/self-treatment may be applied as deemed reasonable according to professional judgment. More? Go to articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onUTI.html. ...Read more

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Im getting a bladder infections , is there any home remedys for it ?

Im getting a bladder infections , is there any home remedys for it ?

Not reliable: There are products like azo-cranberry. That contain only an analgesic similar to pyridium (phenazopyridine) which is prescription medicine. Also cranberry juice has some real positive effect. These treatments are food only until pr gets their urine examined and antibiotic is given. UTIs require antibiotics (in the USA all antibiotics require prescription by a physician). ...Read more

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What are the main reasons for bladder infections and problems? What are the signs, symptoms etc?

What are the main reasons for bladder infections and problems? What are the signs, symptoms etc?

Depends.: Answers are different depending on gender and age. It is very common in women, due to their short urethra. Any trauma. including irritation, to the orifice of the urethra (even if microscopic scratch) can serve as an entry way for germs to travel up the urinary tract symptoms. No bubble baths, fragrances in detergents or soaps, over-scrubbing, etc. can do it. ...Read more

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Does Azo work for bladder infections?

Does Azo work for bladder infections?

Azo?: Have no idea what this is. Is there another name? ...Read more

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Bladder infections every month ? Is there a way to prevent them ?

Bladder infections every month ? Is there a way to prevent them ?

Consult with doc..: I'd have a consult with your regular doctor about why you're getting so many bladder infections in the first place. If it's associated with intercourse, you can sometimes use a single dose of antibiotics before or after intercourse. You'd want to make sure there's nothing like diabetes or anything anatomic that's predisposing you infections. ...Read more

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Are there any medications that can prevent my recurring bladder infections?

Are there any medications that can prevent my recurring bladder infections?

Antibiotics/cranberr: Best to find out if there is any treatable cause for your utis. R u drinking enough? Nightly Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) can prevent recurring bladder infections. Some people find that cranberry juice or cranberry capsules can help to prevent them. ...Read more

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Can d-mannose treat bladder infections?

Can d-mannose treat bladder infections?

No way: Bladder infections require antibiotics & not a dietary suppliment that does nothing to eliminate or kill bacteria. ...Read more

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Why do girls get bladder infections after sex?

Short urethra: The primary reason is a short distance between the outside of the urethra (where the urine comes out) and the bladder. The bladder is sterile (no bacteria normally), whereas the vagina (where the urethra exits from) is in the midst of billions of bacteria. The act of sex pushes skin cells and bacteria into the bladder. Urinating immediately afer sex is very important to avoid an infection. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting bladder infections/uti's?

Why do I keep getting bladder infections/uti's?

Frequent UTI's: People with recurrent uti's need to be evaluated by a urologist (u) to see if they have an obstruction of their urinary outflow tract. A renal ultrasound will be done first. If that does not give the answer of why you have these frequent uti's, other tests will be ordered. Your u can give you the a diagnosis and a treatment plan to resolve your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a hemorrhagic cyst cause bladder infections?

Can a hemorrhagic cyst cause bladder infections?

No: Bladder infections are caused by urogenital bacteria ascending the urethra. A hemorrhagic cyst would have nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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Does Xanax (alprazolam) cause bladder infections?

Does Xanax (alprazolam) cause bladder infections?

It should not: There may be other factors that the xanax (alprazolam) may be effecting. On its own it should not. ...Read more

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How can seniors avoid recurrent bladder infections?

How can seniors avoid recurrent bladder infections?

Several ways: Treatable prostate disease causes bladder infections in men; all people do well to drink plenty of water as they are able, and cranberry juice or its anthocyanin component actually works for prevention and treatment -- one of the few natural cures that's evidence-based. If stones are present, get them removed. If intractable or atypical, cystoscopy is indicated. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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