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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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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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How to cure uti?

How to cure uti?

Antibiotics: Antibiotic treatment guided by a urine culture is the standard for treatment in kids. Many adults are treated based on the assumption which can be true, but you could be erroneous. You can have similar symptoms and not really have a bacterial infection. Ingestion of acidifying agents like cranberry juice has been advocated by some to suppress bacterial growth but the benefit is unclear. ...Read more

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Medicine for uti?

Medicines for UTI's: Oral antibiotics or antifungal agents depending on the infection. Certain antibiotics may be too strong for certain patients: eg women with simple bladder infections may be best treated with agents that are only excreted in the urine (such as Nitrofurantoin or monourol) to avoid subesequent vaginal yeast infections - treating a "small" infection with a howtizer may not always be the best answer. ...Read more

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What causes a UTI?

What causes a UTI?

Bacteria...: Bacteria that is introduced into the urinary tract, usually through the urethral opening is the cause of a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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How to clear a uti?

How to clear a uti?

UTI: You treat UTI with antibiotics, stay hydrated, and if recurs get urine culture to determine causative agent and its sensitivity to specific drugs. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I cure a uti?

How do I cure a uti?

Commonly antbiotics: Commonly a short course of antibiotics (3 days) may be sufficient. Feel better! ...Read more

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Why does a UTI hurt?

Why does a UTI hurt?

UTI: Pain is one of the symptoms used in classifying inflammation. Infection is a major cause of inflammation. This irritates nerve endings. ...Read more

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I think I have a uti?

U require urinalysis: Only way to confirm UTI is by urinalysis. Usual symptoms are : Frequent need to urinate, burning sensation with urination, increased sense of urge to urinate, wetting, foul smelling urine, pain in pubic or suprapubic area. More serious UTIs can be associated with fever &/or back/flank pain. However, first thing to do is get urine tested ...Read more

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How do you get a uti?

How do you get a uti?

Bacteria in bladder: Bacteria reach bladder from the anus, adhere to the lining & multiply, doubling in number every 20 - 30 mins. Can enter during sex, hence need to empty bladder after. Bubble bath & sitting in soapy bathwater irritates urethral opening & bacteria enter. Same with non cotton underwear & thongs & wiping back to front, more bacteria in area when constipated. Infrequent urination lets bacteria multiply. ...Read more

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Can i die from a uti?

Can i die from a uti?

From pyelonephritis: Severe kidney infections causing pyelonephritis, xanthopyelonephritis, kidney abscess or pyonephrosis (obstructed swollen kidney with pus) are all dangerous for bacteria to pass into blood stream, this leads to septicemia, which can result in death. An occasional severe bladder or prostate infection can do same thing. Immunocompromised subjects (with impaired immunity) are at greatest risk. ...Read more

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Sex during uti, okay?

Sex during uti, okay?

UTI: There is no real contraindication to sex while having a urinary tract infection. ...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