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Can uristat (phenazopyridine) cure a uti?

Can uristat (phenazopyridine) cure a uti?

No: This medication is used to relieve symptoms caused by irritation of the urinary tract such as pain, burning, and the feeling of needing to urinate urgently or frequently. This drug does not treat the cause of the urinary irritation. Need to see physician for proper examination , testing and treatment of urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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Could sumycin (tetracycline) antibiotics cure a lower UTI infection (urethra)?

Could sumycin (tetracycline) antibiotics cure a lower UTI infection (urethra)?

Depends on organism: Sometimes tetracycline can treat a UTI. Please check with your doctor. Don't just take old meds that are lying around. ...Read more

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Can taking cranberry juice cure a urinary tract infection?

Can taking cranberry juice cure a urinary tract infection?

Not usually: Cranberry juice inhibits bacteria from adhering to the bladder lining and by that mechanism is believed to be helpful in preventing cystitis. It is not particularly effective once the infection has been established. ...Read more

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Cure for UTI without antibiotics ?

Cure for UTI without antibiotics ?

Antibiotics: The only proven cure for a bacterial urinary tract infection is antibiotics ...Read more

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Cranberry juice for bladder infection?

Cranberry juice for bladder infection?

Well, : There are some reports that drinking of cranberry juice could help prevent bacteria from developing into an infection in the urinary tract. ...Read more

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Can Macrobid cure chlamydia?

Can Macrobid cure chlamydia?

No: Nitrofurantoin, the active ingredient in Macrobid®, is not effective or recommended for treatment of chlamydial infections. The recommended treatments are azithromycin (Zithromax®) or doxycycline, with levofloxacin (Levaquin®) and erythromycin as alternatives. ...Read more

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How effective is cystex for uniary tract infection?

It is NOT effective: Cystex is not designed to clear a urinary tract infection. It is designed to decrease the symptoms UNTIL you see your doctor. A urinary tract infection will not go away with the use of Cystex. You may need an anti-biotic. ...Read more

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Urinary tract infection treatment - what are natural ways to cure uti?

Urinary tract infection treatment - what are natural ways to cure uti?

Antibiotics: The natural way to cure a UTI is to which thed infecting bacteria is susceptible. 3-5 days treatment will cure a bladder infection, 7-14 days for a kidney infection. Any other natural treatment will fail. ...Read more

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Is Ampiclox for treating yeast infection or uti?

Is Ampiclox for treating yeast infection or uti?

Ampiclox: This combination of Ampicillin and cloxacillin is generally not available in the usa. It will not be effective in treating yeast infections at all, but could theoretically be used to treat uti. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are cranberrys useful in UTI (urinary tract infection)?

Some studies: Some studies suggest that cranberry contains a substance that coats the bladder and helps prevent bacteria from sticking to the lining of the bladder thus preventing the formation of a uti. Cranberries also contain vitamin c which helps to make the urine more acidic which also helps to make the bladder more resistant to infection. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice cure gonorrhea?

Can cranberry juice cure gonorrhea?

Of course, not...: Cranberry is not an antibiotics, but it contains an ingredient that may suppress common UTI-related bacteria - yet too little to be effective. Lately, a company has specially processed to manufacture its concentrated formula; however, the real benefit of such product remains to be seen. So, don't use it for gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Is ciprofloxacin good for bladder infectons?

Is ciprofloxacin good for bladder infectons?

Sometimes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is one antibiotic used to treat bladder infections. It is a broad spectrum potent antibiotic. Often we choose Macrodantin or Bactrim (sulfa) to treat first. If we always choose the "strongest" antibiotic first eventually bacteria develop resistance to the antibiotic, then even the stronger antibiotic like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) wont work well. ...Read more

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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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Cepholosporins for bladder/ kidney infection?

Cepholosporins for bladder/ kidney infection?

Kidney and bladder: Can work but it depends on the area and the resistance of the bacteria in same. These differ place to place. It will work if the culture was done and it showed sensitivity. ...Read more

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Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat yeast infection?

Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat yeast infection?

No, antifungal: Medications kill yeast. Using a medication like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can actually sometimes lead to a yeast infection. ...Read more

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