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Does Drinking Water Help Urinary Tract Infection
Yes: For a bladder infection, reducing the time your urine remains in the bladder will help to clear it up. So drink extra water and plan to go to the bathroom more often. Additional methods to kill the bacteria in the urine are usually needed - usually a short course of antibiotics. For urinary infections that are in the kidneys, a longer course of antibiotics is needed. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Can drinking a lot of water help if you have a urinary tract infection if you can't go to the doctor?
Yes: I can't see why that should be a problem. ...Read more
Sandy, gritty particals on toilet bowl w urine? Goes away once drinking water. Don't drink alot daily. Urinary tract NML on CT. CMP nml. Dehydration?
Interesting: Glad to hear that your CT and CMP are normal. Dehydration can cause crystals to come out of solution and come out as grit in the urine. It is important to obtain a simple urinalysis to evaluate your urine. If there are any abnormalities, such as blood or crystals, you should visit with a urologist. ...Read more
Besides treating?: Besides treating it with the appropriate antibiotics? No. ...Read more
Certainly: Uncircumcised boys occasionally get utis in ffirst year of life. Utis are quite common in little girls, with a peak around toilet training age (2 - 3 years).! advise against using bubble-bath, and have little girls remove panties and pants and separate thighs widely to avoid labial trapping of urine. ...Read more
Home UTI remedies: The best treatment of uti's are appropriate antibiotics which will kill the bacteria causing it. Drinking cranberry juice or taking 1 gram of vitamin c a day, both of which acidify the urine making it difficult for bacteria thrive there, have been used with very limited success. ...Read more
Cranberry and fluid: Fluid hydration and frequent emptying of your bladder is the most important way to cure bladder infections at home. Cranberry concentrate pill will also help, acidifying the urine and preventing bacterial adherance to the bladder lining. If symptoms persist you should seek care from your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Drink plenty of fluids (lemonade is particularly good) and void frequently. ...Read more
UTI: Burning with voiding along withe frequency and urgency to go are most common symptoms. A short course of antibiotics is very effective. ...Read more
Should I be worried still if I suspected I had a urinary tract infection but the symptoms disappeared.
AZO/Pyridium: Phenazopyridine, sold over the counter as AZO or Pyridium (phenazopyridine) will stop most cases of UTI itching, burning, pain. It is NOT a treatment and can only safely be used for a few days. Don't worry if it turns urine orange. That's normal. Must simultaneously treat the UTI, usually with antibiotics, so you will need to see your dr and likely get a urine test before antibiotics are prescribed. ...Read more
Following needs: 1)urinate after sex, 2) drink enough water to urinate & empty bladder every 2-3hrs., 3) shower rather than bathe, 4)cotton underwaer & no thongs, 5) pull clothes to ankles & seperate thighs to avoid labial urine trapping, 6) avoid & treat constipation, 7)consider cranberry extracts for prophylaxis to reduce bacterial adherence 8) consult urologist.
9) good luck. ...Read more
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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