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Can Turpentine Treat Kidney Infections Or Bladder Infections
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
Antibiotics: Confirm UTI with urinalysis and get urine culture & sensitivities. Initiate course of antibiotics such as bactrim, Macrodantin or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) whilst awaiting culture report. Switch antibiotics if bacteria are resistant. Also advise liberal fluid intake, preferably water plus urinate every 2 - 3 hours. I also prescribe pyridium, if necessary, to relieve symptoms of burning on urination if severe. ...Read more
Possibly: It definitely can lead to bladder infections. If urine stays in the bladder for too long, bacteria can start to grow. It is better to keep urine flowing through the system to keep bacteria levels down. Most people should urinate at least 4 times per day. If your urine is dark yellow, or brown, that is not good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Urinary tract infections in the U.S. Have not been linked to the future development of bladder cancer. However, there is a bladder infection with a certain organism found in the middle east that commonly causes bladder cancer there; it is not an infection prevalent in the U.S. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe.: If the bacteria causing the infection is killed by Macrobid, it will help. But if you have a "kidney infection" and have not seen a doctor, please get checked and get on supervised treatment to prevent serious damage and sepsis. If you are on Macrobid for a uti and develop pain in the mid back, fever over 100, or vomiting, then you need to get seen today. IV antibiotics may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can any other antibiotic besides levaquin (levofloxacin) safely be used to treat a urinary tract infection?
Here are some...: Are you sure the pain you referred to from UTI? If sure, antibiotics with judicious use of mucosal soothing agent such as pyridium (phenazopyridine) will help to ease; if not, look into other causes for the pain and decide what you need. How to get these confused matters set straight is not that hard if following instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain insight on how to... ...Read more
Cure of UTI: To cure a uti, you need to have your urine sent off for a culture and sensitivity. This will tell the physician what antibiotic you will need to take to cure it. The physician will probably put you on broad spectrum antibiotic and will not change it unless the sensitivity test shows that the bacterium causing the infection is resistant to the antibiotic you were placed on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UTI and bleeding: A UTI can cause blood in the urine, due irritation of the bladder, but not vaginal bleeding. If the blood is only visible with urination, it could be the bladder. Kidney or urinary tract stones can also cause blood in the urine. If you are having vaginal bleeding, like a period, that flows while you are not urinating, then it would not be related to UTI. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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
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