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If I have a urinary tract infection - should I drink a lot of water?

If I have a urinary tract infection - should I drink a lot of water?

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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Infection (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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Will a z-pak help urinary tract infection?

Will a z-pak help urinary tract infection?

No: A z-pak is used primarily for respiratory infections. The bacteria that cause most respiratory infections are completely different than those that cause the vast majority of utis. A z-pak will not work for a uti. ...Read more

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Can small children get a urinary tract infection?

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

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Can raw garlic can help a urinary tract infection?

Can raw garlic can help a urinary tract infection?

Do not depend on it: It may or may not, but it is not a recognized form of treatment. If you have uti, see your doctor for effective antibiotic treatment so that you prevent damage to your kidneys. ...Read more

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Could one pick up a urinary tract infection from a toilet seat?

Could one pick up a urinary tract infection from a toilet seat?

Unlikely: About only way would be if someones stool or infected urine on a toilet seat ended up between a woman's labia. Hence unlikely. ...Read more

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Urinary tract infection, are there any effective home remedies?

Urinary tract infection, are there any effective home remedies?

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

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Please suggest what foods are good for people with urinary tract infection?

Please suggest what foods are good for people with urinary tract infection?

Hydration is helpful: This helps flush out the bladder. It is reasonable to think that things that acidify the urine (like vit c) might be helpful but there reallly aren't any formal research studies that show effectiveness for other foods. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are good for people with urinary tract infection?

Water: Drink water, about 64 ozs a day to keep high urine flow rates. Cranberry juice purportedly helps but this has not been shown to be superior to antibiotics in medical studies. ...Read more

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Please describe a good natural way to cure a urinary tract infection at home?

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

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What are the symptoms of urinary tract infection what's the cure? Thank you. I'm in pain now.

What are the symptoms of urinary tract infection what's the cure? Thank you. I'm in pain now.

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

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Should I be worried still if I suspected I had a urinary tract infection but the symptoms disappeared.

Better safe..: Just to be on the safe side, make sure that you're up to date on testing for sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhea. ...Read more

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How do I get pain relief for urinary tract infection?

How do I get pain relief for urinary tract infection?

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

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Urinary tract infection! Why do they keep coming back?

Urinary tract infection! Why do they keep coming back?

Many possibilities: 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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), urinary ...Read more