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Can Drinking Alot Of Water Help If You Have A Urinary Tract Infection If You Cant Go To The Doctor
Can drinking a lot of water help if you have a urinary tract infection if you can't go to the doctor?
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
Yes: For a bladder infection, reducing the time your urine remains in the bladder will help to clear it up. So drink extra water and plan to go to the bathroom more often. Additional methods to kill the bacteria in the urine are usually needed - usually a short course of antibiotics. For urinary infections that are in the kidneys, a longer course of antibiotics is needed. ...Read more
Yes: I can't see why that should be a problem. ...Read more
What to do if I have a urinary tract infection and my mom doesn't think its that serious so she won't take me to the doctor :c will it just go away on its own?
Postcoital cystitis: Sometimes women experience urinay tract infections (UTI) as a direct result of sexual intercourse. Bacteria can be pushed into the urethra during sex, leading to increased risk for a uti. If your answer were yes to the dr.'s question, you may have been advised to void as soon as practical after sex. If it is a recurrent problem, you may be given an antibiotic to take after sex. ...Read more
Urinalysis & culture: Most UTIs can be diagnosed by simple dipstick test & used by all primary care practitioners, urologists, gynecologists etc. Now available in many pharmacies. Reliable for most infections, although not accurate for some less common types of bacteria. Urine culture &/or microscopy are highly reliable for all UTIs, but needs to be laboratory or office tested. Symptoms often do not mean infection. ...Read more
U shoudl have access: To an emergency room or urgent visit center, or a pharmacy u need to leave a urine sample that can be sent to the lab and the health care provider can get u started on antibiotics beofre the culture is back, many pharmacies have urgent txment areas that are staffed by nurse practioners. ...Read more
Doctor is still waiting for the results of the swab and blood. What are the odds I have a urinary tract infection?
UTI: Sorry to hear about your problem. Given the information you sent all I can say is that the chances are not zero. I specialize in this and here for next 2hours. Lets talk. ...Read more
What could this be a urinary tract infection again (5th in a year) and what can I do at nursing home until I see my doctor?
Maybe/please clarify: This can happen as bacteria can ascend the urethra into your bladder, especially in women and in nursing homes, it may occur repeatedly. You might need low-dose, long-term antibiotic treatment. The standard antibiotic is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or tmp-smx. You should let them know at the home and get a doctor to examine you and take a urine sample, then see your dr. And get treated asap. ...Read more
How to treat a urinary tract infection? I'm a foreign male visiting a remote city of china where doctors can't speak english but pharmacies have meds.
See below...: This is a tough situation. Uti is rare in young men, and it's very possible that something else is going on. I highly recommend seeing a local doctor for an examination rather than attempting to treat yourself with drugs purchased at the pharmacy. You may be surprised and the doctor may speak english after all, or take a friend who can translate for you. Good luck! ...Read more
I had a urinary tract infection and my doctor told me to avoid eating salty foods. I would like to know how salty foods cause urinary tract infection?
Antibiotics: A urinary tract infection is treated with antibiotics to which the infecting bacteria are susceptable. Uncomplicated bladder infections can be cured with 3 days of treatment while kidney infections need 14 days of treatment. More serious infections can be caused by abnormal urinary tract anatomy, function, or calculi which require diagnostic studies to evaluate. ...Read more
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How long can a urinary tract infection be left untreated before it will become dangerous? This is for a friend who won't see the doctor, and I worry.
Depends: Infection in the urinary bladder alone may not become dangerous even if left untreated. There is always a risk that infection could spread to the kidneys. If kidneys are infected, then it can become dangerous in a matter of hours or days, if there is obstruction to urine flow and the patient is diabetic. It is best to get treatment at the earliest. ...Read more
Hello Doctor. I am wondering if it is safe and effective to take a painkiller like Vicodin to help with the pain of a urinary tract infection. Thank you! ?
Should I take amoxil 500 mg after taking ciprofloxacin 500 mg for my urinary tract infection? I had a urinary tract infection so the doctor gave me ciprofloxacin 500 mg to take for 3 days. I took the last pill this morning, however, I feel like I still ha
Not unless sensitive: Best management of a UTI is for dr to get urine sample for culture & sensitivities before antiantibiotics are taken. Patient can start antibiotics as soon as sample is taken. Result will be ready in 48 hrs. And show which antibiotics will be effective against bacteria causing your uti. If bacteria are resistant, as yours are, an appropriate antibiotic can be selected, usually not amoxil (amoxicillin). ...Read more
You can't: You need antibiotics to cure a uti. You need a doctor to prescribe antibiotics. Ergo you can't. ...Read more
I am experiencing chills. I been having a urinary tract infection over a week now. Last week I went to see my primary care doctor and he proscribed me ciprofloxacn of 500mg, and it did help but it only helps while the effects of the medication last?
Gram negative bacilli found in urine? Does this mean a urinary tract infection? Doc didn't even mention it. I am urinating more frequently but no pain
Should I get an ultra sound to check for a hernia if my doctor says that I have epiddimitis? I have had what I believe to be a urinary tract infection for about a week. I woke up this morning with my right testical hurting and the area above it. I went to
I had back pain and it hurt when I went to the bathroom and had sex with my boyfriend. I went to the doctor and diagnosed me with a urinary tract infection and put me on ciprofloxacin for 7 days...I finished these on sunday and my back doesn't hurt but it
19f whenever I have sex, got an urinary tract infection. Female porn stars happy after 10y work. Super woman or better doctors! .?
Hello respected doctors I would like to ask that can roxithromycin be used to treat Urinary Tract infection????
If an e coli urinary tract infection showed to be susceptive to norfloxacine, why did the doctor prescribed me ofloxacine, I feel its not working.
Similar drugs: These two meds are very similar and reasonable substitutes for each other. If treatment for a UTI does not result in improvement after several days then a reevaluation is warranted. ...Read more
Yes and no: For successful treatment, antibiotics are usually needed. Sometimes, the symptoms respond to cranberry extracts, but that should be done in agreement with your doctor. Cystitis can become a kidney or systemic infection, and it should not be taken lightly. ...Read more
My doctor proscribed me ciprofloxacin for my urinary tract infection. I have mononucleosis. Will this cause a rash?
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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