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Doctor insights on: Cranberry Pills Vs D Mannose

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Can you tell me about d mannose?

Can you tell me about d mannose?

Here are some...: D-mannose is like a sugar and is used to treat carbohydrate-deficient glycoprotein syndrome - an inherited metabolic disorder. Urologically, it is thought to improve the integrity of bladder mucosa so to prevent bacteris sticking to bladder lining leading to lessen recurrent UTI, but its real effect for such has not been well verified. So, talk with doc why d-mannose is used for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about d mannose?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Can you tell me anything about d mannose?

Here are some...: D mannose is a kind of sugar as an important molecule to make bladder mucosa less sticky for bacteria so to minimize persistent or recurrent bacterial UTI. Though some studies said so, it is still not 100%. Will it help in this aspect? Maybe at best. The mainstay of bacterial UTI is still effective antibiotics + an emptying bladder + behavioral modification + occasionally long-term prophylactics. ...Read more

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Is d-mannose safe for early pregnancy?

Is d-mannose safe for early pregnancy?

It's unclear: To be honest there really isn't any significant evidence one way or the other. If you really want to be safe avoid it. Remember, especially with pregnancy, try to avoid taking anything you don't absolutely have to. ...Read more

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D-mannose safe in third trimester of pregnancy?

D-mannose safe in third trimester of pregnancy?

Drugs and prey: Depends on why you are taking it. In general no harm other than diuretic effects. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is this discharge after taking d'mannose? It burn and itch for two days, now it's just discharging. What can I take for that?

What is this discharge after taking d'mannose? It burn and itch for two days, now it's just discharging. What can I take for that?

See your doctor: All vaginal or other genital discharge problems need to be professionally examined in person. Depending on sexual lifestyle and risks, maybe an STD. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Can d-mannose treat bladder infections?

Can d-mannose treat bladder infections?

No way: Bladder infections require antibiotics & not a dietary suppliment that does nothing to eliminate or kill bacteria. ...Read more

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I took D-mannose for 2 days but I think I took too much. Felt discomfort and dull pain in kidneys. Feel better now. Did this harm my kidneys permanent?

I took D-mannose for 2 days but I think I took too much. Felt discomfort and dull pain in kidneys. Feel better now. Did this harm my kidneys permanent?

No: D-mannose is a type of sugar found in a number of fruits and available in dietary supplement form. Though typically touted as a natural remedy for E. coli UTIs, there is currently a lack of clinical trials testing the use of D-mannose supplements against UTIs. Possible side effects: bloating and diarrhea. Many web sites report possible kidney damage in high doses, but basis of this is unfounded. ...Read more

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Can I take antibiotics for UTI and D- Mannose at the same time?

Can I take antibiotics for UTI and D- Mannose at the same time?

If you want to but w: Why would you want to take D-mannose. I do not know of any benefit from this product..... I would encourage you to stop it. ...Read more

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I had a very bad reaction to last antibiotic for UTI. Trying d-mannose instead this time. How much should I take a day to rid? 12hrs, no relief yet.

I had a very bad reaction to last antibiotic for UTI. Trying d-mannose instead this time. How much should I take a day to rid? 12hrs, no relief yet.

Not a good idea: D-Mannose works for some as UTI preventative by inhibiting attatchment of bacteria to bladder wall. There are plenty of different antibiotics to treat UTIs. Just avoid the one that caused such a bad reaction. Good Luck ...Read more

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Will d-Mannose and antibiotics help get rid of a strep uti?

Will d-Mannose and antibiotics help get rid of a strep uti?

Antibiotic only: The right antibiotic will do it. D-mannose is useless. Don't believe what you might read online or in health food stores. And even if it were to help prevent UTI (the main claim for the stuff), it certainly can't do anything for an infection you already have. ...Read more

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Is D. Mannose supplement for urinary health and UTI prevention safe/clinically proven effective?

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Is D. Mannose supplement for urinary health and UTI prevention safe/clinically proven effective?

Depends. . .: If you ask enough people, eventually you'll get the answer you want to hear. With that said, there's a big leap to take from theory to animal studies to humans. So while many new drugs are expensive, it takes a lot of research to get them approved. Check out http://www. Med. Nyu. Edu/content? ChunkIID=225997 which points this out. Then check out http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23633128. Maybe!!!! ...Read more

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My 2.5 year old daughter has UTI infection. In addition to the antibiotics can I give her the d-mannose powder supplement mixed in water?

My 2.5 year old daughter has UTI infection. In addition to the antibiotics can I give her the d-mannose powder supplement mixed in water?

Not effective...: D-mannose, a type of sugar, has become a popular alternative treatment for preventing and treating urinary tract infections. Unfortunately, nearly all the evidence on the effectiveness of d-mannose is anecdotal, without clinical studies to back it up. It probably won't hurt to give it; just make sure to give her the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Uti won't go away. Taken bactrim, then cipro, (ciprofloxacin) symptoms persist. Doc is doing urine culture. Do you think probiotic or d-mannose would help me?

Uti won't go away. Taken bactrim, then cipro, (ciprofloxacin) symptoms persist. Doc is doing urine culture. Do you think probiotic or d-mannose would help me?

May help, also try: D-mannose is safe & effective for the 90% of uti's caused by e.Coli bacteria, so if you have a UTI caused by an e. Coli strain that is resistant to Bactrim & Cipro (ciprofloxacin) it will help.
It is wise to take probiotics to restore normal GI flora during & after taking antibiotics but it will not help your uti. You can try herbs like uva ursi & andrographis while awaiting culture results. ...Read more

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Prescribed bactrim for bladder infection, had a bad reaction to cipro (ciprofloxacin) before. I do have a B12 deficiency. Pain is getting worse, I am taking d-mannose?

Prescribed bactrim for bladder infection, had a bad reaction to cipro (ciprofloxacin) before. I do have a B12 deficiency. Pain is getting worse, I am taking d-mannose?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) good: You have a bladder infection. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a good antibiotic for this. You will take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a short duration. It should be ok. You have B12 deficiency. Your duration for Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is short. ...Read more

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I have stage 4 CKD caused by horseshoe kidney birth defect. Age 24. Also augmented bladder with miftroffonoff. I take D-Mannose and natural supplements along with diet to manage my health. Will taking activated charcoal benefit my kidney condition?

I have stage 4 CKD caused by horseshoe kidney birth defect. Age 24. Also augmented bladder with miftroffonoff. I take D-Mannose and natural supplements along with diet to manage my health. Will taking activated charcoal benefit my kidney condition?

No charcoal 4 kidney: I cannot find any studies to suggest that activated charcoal is helpful for chronic kidney disease. Please discuss any new medications with your doctors. Preferably before you take them. Hope that's helpful. ...Read more

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If UTI is caused by ecoli can it go away without anti biotics.  using cranberry, pro biotocs and mannose and botanicals?

If UTI is caused by ecoli can it go away without anti biotics.  using cranberry, pro biotocs and mannose and botanicals?

Yes: This is possible followup with a urinalysis in one to two weeks to insure clearance of the infection. As long as your symptoms remain localized to bladder and urethra. If you have symptoms progressing to include pain in the flanks or develop fever this is indicative of a more serious infection and althout I like herbal treatments I would recommend antibiotics for this instance. ...Read more

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What can a very low level of mannose-binding lectin mean and how can it be treated?

What can a very low level of mannose-binding lectin mean and how can it be treated?

A rare: Deficiency to affect someone clinically, deficiencies are more common. These help the immune system do its job in clearing certain infections. Treatment is experimental at this moment. ...Read more

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What can a very low level of mannan/mannose binding lectin mean?

What can a very low level of mannan/mannose binding lectin mean?

Could: Be seen with immune deficiency, or it could be hereditary. May predispose person to certain infections. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment to reverse mannose binding lectin deficiency?

Is there any treatment to reverse mannose binding lectin deficiency?

Experimental: But intravenous infusion of purified mannose-binding lectin from a donor plasma is being used. ...Read more

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If vaccinations don't raise a mannose binding lectin deficiency, what is the next step?

If vaccinations don't raise a mannose binding lectin deficiency, what is the next step?

Mannose binding: This genetic immune deficiency disorder makes people prone to recurrent infections such as uri, pneumonia and meningitis. Depending on the type of infection, the symptoms caused by the infections vary in frequency and severity. Unaware that vaccinations affect this in any way. ...Read more

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Can increasing my intake of calcium help combat my low levels of mannose-binding protein?

Can increasing my intake of calcium help combat my low levels of mannose-binding protein?

MBL-2: Mannose-binding protein deficiency is a rare disease, which overall does not end up affecting the immunity is much as suspected it would. Increasing Calcium will not help in anyway. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Are mannose and hyaluronic acid safe to use under eyes in your late 20s? I'm really curious.

Are mannose and hyaluronic acid safe to use under eyes in your late 20s? I'm really curious.

Cosmetic: I would suggest you see your local Oculoplastic surgeon for best recommendation. Some times we do a cosmetic blepharoplasty with lower lid suspension and chemical peel with good results. ...Read more

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I have mannose binding lectin deficiency - does this mean I am 'immunocompromised'? Is it safe to be around animals at a zoo?

I have mannose binding lectin deficiency - does this mean I am 'immunocompromised'? Is it safe to be around animals at a zoo?

Wash your hand: MBLD is a disorder of the "Complement" pathway of the immune system, which helps protect against certain types of bacteria (encapsulated). People with MBLD may be more susceptible to other germs as well. Talk to your doc about Pneumococcal and Meningococcal vaccines. As for the zoo, Salmonella is a particular risk. But enjoy the zoo--just wash hands and don't touch animals or stool! ...Read more

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Would ivig be considered in mannose-binding lectin deficiency, very low igm, igg3 and igg4 after no response to vaccines?

Would ivig be considered in mannose-binding lectin deficiency, very low igm, igg3 and igg4 after no response to vaccines?

Yes: Mannose-binding lectin deficiency is a complement disorder. Low igm and subclass igg (in your case 3 ; 4) is a separate entity. With low immunoglobulins and no response to vaccines, ivig would be reasonable. See an immunologist to evaluate this. ...Read more