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I keep getting utis. Can it be treated without using antibiotics?

I keep getting utis. Can it be treated without using antibiotics?

Yes no : First thing you do is to drink plenty of fluids. It may help your symptoms of uti. You need to see a doctor to make sure that you do have UTI by having a urine culture done , if the urine culture is positive then you must take antebiotics however in many cases there are symptoms of UTI but the culture is negative then you don't have to take any antibiotics. ...Read more

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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How is a UTI treated without antibiotics?

How is a UTI treated without antibiotics?

Use antibiotics: I am sure that every UTI throughout history was not treated with antibiotics and somehow we survive. The risk of not treating is substantial as kidneys can be damaged permanently or infection can spread to the blood making us critically ill. Cranberry juice and increased fluids may help but get on antibiotics when you really need them, like with a uti. ...Read more

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Can I treat myself for a UTI with antibiotics if I knwo the procedures from someone who has been treated with the same already?

Can I treat myself for a UTI with antibiotics if I knwo the procedures from someone who has been treated with the same already?

No: You should not and cannot prescribe antibiotics to yourself. A physician has to do this. Also, the doctor has to actually diagnose you with a urinary tract infection. Different antibiotics kill different kinds of bacteria. So a physician will be able to help determine what kind of antibiotic is appropriate. ...Read more

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I was treated for UTI a week ago and was prescribed antibiotics. I have completed the medication and I still have a uti. What should I do. ?

I was treated for UTI a week ago and was prescribed antibiotics. I have completed the medication and I still have a uti. What should I do. ?

New treatment: When someone still has the same kinds of UTI sx (fever, burning, frequency, etc) after treatment, then they probably should go back to the doctor. Sometimes the bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic and a different antibiotic is needed. Sometimes the doctor will send out the urine for culture to help guide antibiotic choice. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I had uti 6 weeks ago and was treated with antibiotics, today tested positive for another uti I do not want to take another antibiotic, other options?

I had uti 6 weeks ago and was treated with antibiotics, today tested positive for another uti I do not want to take another antibiotic, other options?

Needs an antibiotic: All UTIs should be treated with antibiotics. There are no safe non-antibiotic or self treatments: the risk of a dangerous complication of UTI is far higher than an antibiotic problem. Probably this UTI should be treated with a different antibiotic than the previous one. Ask your doctor about having a culture test and, if positive, testing to see for sure which antibiotic will work best. ...Read more

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UTI treated 4x since mid April. 1 wk antibiotics, told wait 1wk before repeat urine micro. 4x different antibiotics. Feels same UTI & getting worse.

UTI treated 4x since mid April. 1 wk antibiotics, told wait 1wk before repeat urine micro. 4x different antibiotics. Feels same UTI & getting worse.

Re-evaluated...: After failing to responding to 4 runs of antibiotics for UTI, now is time to be reassessed if you indeed have had UTI or have overactive bladder or chronic pelvic pain syndrome, etc. To get these related things for good care, follow steps/ instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Your inquiry denotes you're health-conscientious; to fulfill, to http://formefirst.com/LifeFacts1.html ...Read more

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Hello.I'm female 25 years old. Last year i've been diagnosted having uti. I was treated with very powerful antibiotics. Later I made a test and the UTI disappeared. However, later I started to have very strong vaginal smell and very strong pain during

Hello.I'm female 25 years old. 
Last year i've been diagnosted having  uti. I was treated with very powerful antibiotics. Later I made a test and the UTI disappeared. However, later I started to have very strong vaginal smell and very strong pain during

Vaginal infection: Unfortunately it's common to get a vaginal infection after taking antibiotics. You can prevent this by eating yogurt with cultured acidophilus or "good bacteria.". You should e evaluated by your physician for the baginal discharge an pain. ...Read more

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Should i go to an er? Urgent care? Or just suck it up and wait until I have taken all of my antibiotic? I am being treated for a uti, the second one this month. This time, after 5 days of antibiotics, i still have quite a bit of pain. The burning and

Yes, : Yes, you should go to the er if you have failed your second antibiotic, which sounds like you have. Hopefully there were cultures taken of your urine so that they can find out which antibiotic works for you. Urinary tract infections can worsen and can cause kidney infection (pyelonephritis), with symptoms of increased pain, vomiting, or fever. ...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