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My daughter feels like a UTI might be starting. Aside from drinking water, is there anything preventative to do?

My daughter feels like a UTI might be starting. Aside from drinking water, is there anything preventative to do?

Cranberry juice: You can try cranberry juice, but ultimately she should have her urine tested to see if bacteria is present as an antibiotic would then be the most appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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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I keep getting. Uti infections, what should I do to stop 9th one in 1 year, not sexually active, drinking water?

UTI: There are several causes of a urinary tract infections for female. The female urethra is small. Irritation can make it easier for bacteria to enter the bladder. Irritation can be from sex and soaps. Also proper hygiene is important. Make sure always wipe front to back so not to cause contamination with fecal material. Since you have had so many infections you need to speak with a urologist. ...Read more

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How long normally would a Uti last for? Ive had a week of anti biotics and been drinking water & cranberry but im getting pain in my belly and back

How long normally would a Uti last for? Ive had a week of anti biotics and been drinking water & cranberry but im getting pain in my belly and back

Get evaluated: You need to be evaluated again to figure out what is going on. A simple UTI can be treated usually with only 3 days on antibiotics. It could be that the bacteria that is causing your UTI is resistant to the antibiotic you were given. Or you nay have another diagnosis. ...Read more

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Seeing UTI symptoms, if i start drinking lots of water can that flush it out?

Seeing UTI symptoms, if i start drinking lots of water can that flush it out?

UTI: A UTI should be treated by a doctor with antibiotics. Although fluids my be helpful, the cure is obtained by seeing your doctor and getting antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does drinking a gallon of water a day flush out a uti?

Does drinking a gallon of water a day flush out a uti?

No: Urine infection generally needs antibiotics. Bladder infection or cystitis may reslove spontaneously.Drinking water may alleviate some discomfort, not necessary to drink excess water. ...Read more

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Tonight is the superbowl and id like to havea few beers.Have a UTI and not on meds.Doctor appt on tues.Can i drink?If so can I flush with water after?

Tonight is the superbowl and id like to havea few beers.Have a UTI and not on meds.Doctor appt on tues.Can i drink?If so can I flush with water after?

Alcohol will not : Help or worsen your uti, but left untreated (if in fact your self-diagnosis is correct) you might really be sick by tuesday. Staying hydrated is good if you have symptoms of uti, but don't overdo it or you decrease your body's ability to fight the infection. "flushing" with water is not going to do anything but rehydrate you, and that's ok, but shouldn't be considered enabling your alcohol use! ...Read more

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Does drinking alot of water finish uti??

Does drinking alot of water finish uti??

Drinking water helps: Basically, U need to take antibiotics to get rid of a UTI as quickly as possible. Drinking lot of water helps to flush out bacteria causing infection, making U urinate more often. Bacteria reproduce as frequently by doubling their number every 20 - 30 minutes & urinating removes bacteria which aren't sticking to bladder wall. Bacteria on bladder wall require antibiotic treatment. So it helps ...Read more

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Can too much masturbation cause utis, i drink a lot of water?

Can too much masturbation cause utis, i drink a lot of water?

Possibly: Any sexual activity can cause the possibility of bacteria getting pushed up the urethra into the bladder thus causing a urinary tract infection. Prevention includes drinking enough fluids until the urine is clear, urinating after sexual activity,proper cleaning hygiene, 8oz cranberry juice daily ( but in some people can worsen urinary tract symptoms), probiotics, d-mannose supplements, ...Read more

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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


Drinking Water (Definition)

Drinking water has been processed to remove impurities and contaminants, and is ...Read more