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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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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