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What is the best antibiotic for curing UTI ?

What is the best antibiotic for curing UTI ?

No best: Many are excellent such as Bactrim (trimethoprim-sulfa), Macrodantin and cipro (ciprofloxacin). The best antibiotic for any specific UTI is one that the bacteria causing infection are sensitive to. That would involve getting a microbiology culture & sensitivity test done on the urine. ...Read more

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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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Does metronidazole work better than doxycycline at curing UTI?

Does metronidazole work better than doxycycline at curing UTI?

UTI Treatment: In my experience I usually take a sample of urine and do an analysis of the urine. If I suspect an infection, or in the patient has symptoms of an infection, I send the urine to the lab for a culture which will tell me if bacteria grow and what type of bacteria. Also, this will tell me what antibiotic is the best to treat the infection.Metronidazole is not usually used for UTI. ...Read more

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Are there any home methods that work for curing and preventing a uti?

Are there any home methods that work for curing and preventing a uti?

Antibiotics: Are used to cure a uti. Preventative measure include increasing water intake, wiping front to back, urinating with 20 minutes of intercourse, avoiding deodorant pads and tampons and scented sprays around the genital area. ...Read more

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Why do utis accur?

Why do utis accur?

Bacteria & Subject: Bacterial factors are ability to resist body's natural defense mechanisms, to travel if cilia present (like tiny hair on a caterpillar) and speed of multiplication.Subject factors: presence of bacteria at urinary opening, in women -presence of immunoglobulins in women from vagina & short urethra & urinate after sex, efficiency & frequency of bladder emptying & lining to resist invasion of bacteria. ...Read more

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What causes utis in men?

Bacteria: Usually men do not get uti's as frequently as the urethra tume from the bladder to the outside world, is longer than in women affording better protection from bacteria on the skin. If the prostate is large, as it gets as we age, or it there is a stricture (an obstruction in the tube) then the bladder may not empty and residual urine in the bladder is more likely to become infected. ...Read more

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What causes frequent utis?

What causes frequent utis?

R/O VAGINITIS V UT: SX May be a UTI VS Vaginitis the cause can be multifaceted you need full exam , UAC&S pelvic exam cultures/labs and STD SCREEN to determine diagnosis and treatment options. MONISTAT only treats yeast infectionFirst line normally Macrobid/Bactrim/Cipro. Seek prompt medical attention. Some peoe anatomical have shorter urethra/Frequent Sex/Kidney Stones can increase UTI frequency ...Read more

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I have recurring utis, what could be the cause?

I have recurring utis, what could be the cause?

3 easy, 2 hard: 1) wipe front-to-back only, 2) avoid taking bubble baths (clear-water baths only, then shower/soap/shampoo after), and 3) if you are sexually active, make absolutely sure you urinate immediately after sex. There could be some anatomic abnormality that needs to be corrected and would need x-rays and surgery. Some women have to take a preventive antibiotic every time after sex. ...Read more

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What is uti?

Infection: A UTI stands for a urinary tract infection. This includes infections of the bladder and kidneys. ...Read more

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What is UTI?

UTI: Most urine infections are caused by germs which come from your own bowel. They cause no harm in your bowel but can cause infection if they get into other parts of your body. These bacteria sometimes travel to the tube which passes urine from your bladder (the urethra) and into your bladder. http://patient.info/health/urine-infection-in-men ...Read more

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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