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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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


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How can you cure a bladder infection without antibiotics?

Should not: The best thing to do is to see your doctor, be appropriately diagnosed and treated. If this is bacterial and untreated it may extent upwards and produce kidney infection. ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection without being on antibiotics?

Can you get a yeast infection without being on antibiotics?

Yes: First consider it might not be yeast as conditions, such as bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis, can cause vaginal symptoms similar to those of a yeast infection. However elevated blood sugar, low estrogen , corticosteroid use and speracides among other non antibiotic things can cause a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can I get a antibiotic to cure UTI without seeing a doctor?

Can I get a antibiotic to cure UTI without seeing a doctor?

Depends: If you and your pcp have a good relationship and he/she knows your and your conditon(s) and is trusting of your history, etc, then the doctor may feel comfortable calling in a prescription for you with some cautions and follow up. Otherwise, no! antibiotics are not over the counter and unless you know what you are taking, prescribing for and what the cause is, it is dangerous for you. Don't! ...Read more

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How can you treat UTI infection naturally, without going to the doctor and receiving antibiotics?

How can you treat UTI infection naturally, without going to the doctor and receiving antibiotics?

There isn't anything: Reliable, but you can try drinking more fluids to help flush the bladder. Sometimes the symptoms will go away. If they don't improve on a day or two, go see your health care provider. ...Read more

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Will I need antibiotics to cure a bladder infection?

Will I need antibiotics to cure a bladder infection?

Most likely yes: You need to see a health care provider who should perform a urinalysis to confirm presence of UTI, perform a urine culture to identify causative bacteria if urinalysis +ve & prescribe an antibiotic. Good Luck ...Read more

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How can I cure a UTI without taking antibiotics?

How can I cure a UTI without taking antibiotics?

There isn't anything: Reliable, but you can try drinking more fluids to help flush the bladder. Sometimes the symptoms will go away. If they don't improve on a day or two, go see your health care provider. ...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 a kidney infection get better without Antiboitics?

Can a kidney infection get better without Antiboitics?

Possibly: If the infection was associated with a kidney stone and the infection was proximal to it (above) then antibiotics may not be needed. ...Read more

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How can I help a sinus infection without antibiotics?

How can I help a sinus infection without antibiotics?

Drainage: If yo can Sudafed will promote drainage, drink a lot of fluids but a nettie pot. Its a small tea pot you can fill with warm water and a bit of sea salt that you buy and pour it up your nose. It sounds gross but works. If after a few days or if you get worse see your doctor and start antibiotics ...Read more

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Can you treat a UTI naturally without antibiotics ? Is so how?

Can you treat a UTI naturally without antibiotics ? Is so how?

Some anecdotal...: Some have claim for years that cranberry juice could help fight a UTI due to changes in your bladder tissue that do not allow bacteria to grow as they need to. However, there is no clear scientific prove of this. Many healthy people's bodies fight the infection on its own but that is impossible to predict so in order to avoid complications antibiotics are recommended if having symptoms of UTI. ...Read more

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How quickly can you get a yeast infection when taking antibiotics?

How quickly can you get a yeast infection when taking antibiotics?

Quickly!: Well, actually it depends upon your individual physiology but some women will develop a yeast infection almost guaranteed after a course of antibiotics for a bladder infection (this is a common scenario). That's because antibiotic indiscriminately kills good bacteria in vagina (in addition to bad bacteria in bladder), thus allowing yeast to get out of control. Anti-yeast drugs are available otc. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat urinary tract infections at home without antibiotics?

What can you do to treat urinary tract infections at home without antibiotics?

Drink fluids: To help flush the bladder. Sometimes the symptoms will go away. If they don't improve on a day or two, go see your health care provider. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural way to get rid of a urinary tract infection without taking antibiotics?

Can there be a natural way to get rid of a urinary tract infection without taking antibiotics?

No: There are many things that can be purchased over the counter that are meant to prevent urinary tract infections (typically cranberry based) or to ease the discomfort associated with a urinary tract infection, but after an infection occurs, there are no effective ways of ridding the bladder of the bacterial overgrowth other than an antibiotic prescribed by a health care provider. ...Read more

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Will a doctor prescribe antibiotics for a UTI without being seen?

Sometimes: A doctor could diagnose uncomplicated cystitis in their otherwise healthy patient based on symptoms without a physical exam. A 3 day course of oral antibiotic could be prescribed. ...Read more

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How do I get rid af a urinary tract infection without taking antibiotics?

How do I get rid af a urinary tract infection without taking antibiotics?

Difficult: However, a trial of several cups a day of cranberry juice on every other day basis to alternate with unsweetened iced tea on the other days may alter the pH of urine enough to control infection. If works, this may save antibiotic side effects. ...Read more

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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