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My wife has UTI (E.coli). Which antibiotic should she take. Thanks?

My wife has UTI (E.coli). Which antibiotic should she take. Thanks?

It depends...: Any of several antibotics is likely to work, but the best often depends on testing to know which ones are most active against the bacteria causing it. Since the cause is known (E. coli), apparently your wife had a positive urine culture. She should follow her doctor's advice about which antibiotic to take. ...Read more

Dr. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...Read more


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Why am i having really worse UTI symptoms (e coli) while taking antibiotics based on a culture, if today the u test shows the infection has decreased?

Why am i having really worse UTI symptoms (e coli) while taking antibiotics based on a culture, if today the u test shows the infection  has decreased?

Pyelonephritis : If you have associated pyelonephritis - infections leads to kidney involvement - than it may take longer time to respond. Make sure mic level of abx against e. Coli and what dosage you taking. Please see infectious disease physician. ...Read more

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Had a UTI that was cultured, the bacteria was e.Coli and wasnt resistant to many antibiotics, was given cipro but my symptoms are still here?

Had a UTI that was cultured, the bacteria was e.Coli and wasnt resistant to many antibiotics, was given cipro but my symptoms are still here?

Need more info: Symptoms of urinary tract infection are non-specific. Burning is common, but can arise from yeast infections and from bacterial. Symptoms of urgency and frequency can arise from conditions other than an infection. The best doctor to diagnose is one who physically examines the area, takes serial urine cultures, ; who does not use antibiotics without good cause. Study interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

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Uti positive for e-coli. Taking nitrofurantoin 100 mg bid for 7 days. Almost finish my antibiotic this evening, had temperature and back pain ?

Uti positive for e-coli. Taking nitrofurantoin 100 mg bid for 7 days. Almost finish my antibiotic this evening, had temperature and back pain ?

Go back to doctor : The symptoms of fever and back pain in a person being treated for a UTI is concerning for a kidney infection, called pyelonephritis. These can be very serious. You should see your doctor as soon as possible and this should not wait through the weekend. ...Read more

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Im on Alprim or Keflex for long term treatment for recurrent uti's. I usually have E. coli but sometimes staph?? I still get uti on my antibiotics!

Im on Alprim or Keflex for long term treatment for recurrent uti's. I usually have E. coli but sometimes staph?? I still get uti on my antibiotics!

Resistant UTI: Bacteria causing UTI vary widely in antibiotic susceptibility, and the more frequently UTIs recur or are treated, the higher the chance of an antibiotic-resistant infection. Resistance to both trimethoprim (Alrpim) and cephalexin (Keflex) isn't rare, especially after repeated treatmnt. You need a urine culture test with testing of the bug for the best antibiotic. See a doctor about it. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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