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I have a drug resistant ecoli uti. How worried should I be about being contagious.? Do i need to stay away from family? Just starting second antibiotic

I have a drug resistant ecoli uti. How worried should I be about being contagious.? Do i need to stay away from family? Just starting second antibiotic

Since : Since you started the appropriate antibiotic you should not be worried about the spread of infection, especially since this type of infection is rarely transmitted from one person to another; it's usually auto-transmitted, meaning you get it from other areas of your body; typically bacteria from your rectum transmitted to your urinary tract.
Remember you should always practice good hygiene, handwashing is key.
Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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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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Hi, my 19 yr old daughter has reuccerent UTI with ecoli almost every month. Is becoming resistant to oral drugs so injectible has to be used.

Hi, my 19 yr old daughter has reuccerent UTI with   ecoli almost every month. Is becoming resistant to  oral drugs so injectible  has to be used.

Look for cause: Her docs need to look for the cause of her recurrent utis. I would also suggest being evaluated by a chinese medicine practitioner or homeopath as they can help prevent future problems. She needs to drink lots of water and she can also take d mannose pills, they can help prevent future utis. ...Read more

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Whats the best drug for treating a uti?

Whats the best drug for treating a uti?

Depends.: This usually requires treatment with an antibiotic. If you are having symptoms of burning, pain with urination, increased frequency of urination, you likely have an infection and should seek medical attention for proper treatment. Different antibiotics are used depending on the bacteria causing the infection. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter drugs can someone take for a uti?

What over-the-counter drugs can someone take for a uti?

Not much: Uti is a bacteridl infection requiring prescription strenth antibiotics. Cranberry juice cn sometimes help prevent but once you have an infection most likely you would need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Which drug is preferable in treating a catheter-related UTI?

Which drug is preferable in treating a catheter-related UTI?

Here are some ...: Do you mean the catheter is still in or after its removal? If after its removal, is it removed after short- or long-term catheter ( ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use the same type of drug daily to supress UTI as to treat it?

Is it a good idea to use the same type of drug daily to supress UTI as to treat it?

No: Nitrofurantoin (macrodantin) and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (bactrim) are often used as prophylactic agents for recurrent bladder infection. Cephalosporins, e.g., omnicef, or fluoroquinolones, e.g., levaquin, (levofloxacin) however, should be reserved as therapeutic agents for pyelonephritis. ...Read more

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What happens if UTI is resistant to antibiotics?

What happens if UTI is resistant to antibiotics?

UTI: If someone has a uti, finding out which antibiotics the bacteria is susceptible is very important. This allows us to use the best antibiotic on the patient. Using broad spectrum antibiotics or the wrong antibiotics can lead to resistant bacteria which is much harder to kill. It requires very power antibiotics to kill resistant bacteria and leads to the so called "super bugs" like MRSA and vre. ...Read more

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I hv UTI, I what drugs should I take to cure it?

I hv UTI, I what drugs should I take to cure it?

Maybe STD?: UTI is rare in males your age. If you're having discharge from the penis, it's an STD: gonorrhea, chlamydia, or nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). If painful or urgent urination, without discharge, maybe UTI after all. See a doctor or clinic for diagnosis; the best antibiotics are different for STDs versus UTI. If you have an STD, you also need blood tests for syphilis and HIV. Good luck! ...Read more

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What food and drinks should I avoid during a resistant uti?

What food and drinks should I avoid during a resistant uti?

UTI: The need for a 24 hr urine output of 1.5-2 liters is most important . Dietary irritants of the urinary tract include acidy foods and drinks (including cranberry juice), carbonation and caffeine . Lots of water, voiding on a schedule and avoiding above dietary irritants is the 3 prong approach to starting with a clean slate. Important also to have soft regular stools. ...Read more

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What are the options for a UTI that is antibiotic resistant?

What are the options for a UTI that is antibiotic resistant?

Several options: Consultation with infectious diseases specialist is advisable. ...Read more

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What if patient get resistant against uti's antibiotics? What to do please help

What if patient get resistant against uti's antibiotics? What to do please help

See below.: If there is concern about antibiotic resistance, discuss with your doctor if it might be appropriate to have a urine culture and sensitivity test. This will grow the bacteria in your urine in the lab, speciate the type of bacteria, and check for antibiotic resistance at terms. This will allow for the physician to chose the best antibiotic for your particular infection. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What number of does of the drug rocephin (ceftriaxone) will it take to cure a uti?

What number of does of the drug rocephin (ceftriaxone) will it take to cure a uti?

UTI: Rocephin (ceftriaxone) - Ceftriaxone - is a parenteral antibiotic, only can be given IV or IM. Most simple UTIs need only an oral antibiotic, and 3 days is often enough. Usually, there would be no indication for a parenteral antibiotic unless you have a complicated and/or resistant infection. In that case, you may need a longer course of treatment, too. ...Read more

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5 days on keflex for UTI and still no relief - doc says on right drug, what can I do?

5 days on keflex for UTI and still no relief - doc says on right drug, what can I do?

Discuss: After 5 days, your symptoms should have at least started to improve. If there is truly no relief, your symptoms may be attributable to another abnormality (not the uti), poor response to the keflex, or residual irritation even though the infection is clearing. You should call your doctor to report your concerns. ...Read more

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Kid w/ uti. Has been on abx 3days & still has fever. Urinalys done 2x & improved results. Bacteria not resistant to abx so why still fever?

Kid w/ uti. Has been on abx 3days & still has fever. Urinalys done 2x & improved results. Bacteria not resistant to abx so why still fever?

Talk to doctor: However although a bladder infection is usually responsive to the right antibiotic, infection involving the kidneys is more difficult to treat. In addition a simple urine culture may not unveil all of the potential infections which may at times require DNA detection for the infection. Best to call your doctor. ...Read more

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I took oxycodone 5 mg on thursday of last week and i had a drug test this week on friday morning. During that time II got a uti. Will this show up?

I took oxycodone 5 mg on thursday of last week and i had a drug test this week on friday morning. During that time II got a uti. Will this show up?

Oxycodone: Oxycodone has a relatively short half-life. As such it would be unlikely it would show up in a drug assay but impossible to say with absolute certainty. Much would depend on the specificity and sensitivity of the assay which is variable. I would recommend retesting if you did have a positive result, which should be negative if you have not had an opioids since. ...Read more

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I have a uti. Doc said I am resistant to a number of antibiotics. Prescribed the same one I am on for longer, even tho resistant. Will that work?

I have a uti.  Doc said I am resistant to a number of antibiotics.  Prescribed the same one I am on for longer, even tho resistant.  Will that work?

Probably not: Sometimes an antimicrobial will work even if stardard sensitivities say resistant because of higher levels in the urine. But doesn't sound like it here. Do you know what the bug is and what it is sensitive to? ...Read more

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I always used to take cipro (ciprofloxacin) for recurrent UTI but became resistant to it. This time i was prescribed bactrim. Will it work this time?

I always used to take cipro (ciprofloxacin) for recurrent UTI but became resistant to it. This time i was prescribed bactrim. Will it work this time?

A good chance...: Like any other antibiotic, frequent use will create resistance and become ineffective. If you have not used that before, the chance of it working is good. If not, there are still other options. Work with your doc to get some info on preventive measures to minimize recurrence and reduce need for antibiotic use. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be prescribed for a UTI if nitrofurantoin didn't work. Is there a second line drug?

What can be prescribed for a UTI if nitrofurantoin didn't work. Is there a second line drug?

Yes: It depends on allergies, other meds, whether or not your are pregnant, and whether or not a culture was done. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (a sulfa drug), ciprofloxin and Amoxicillin are common alternatives. If a culture was done, it generally directs your doctor to the right drug. ...Read more

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I have a severe uti the antibiotics they gave me are resistant to this strain of bacteria can't afford something else can this go away on its own?

You need antibiotics: There are many options to treat UTI. Even when the bacteria causing it are resistant to some antibiotics, usually there are a few options, and not all of them are expensive. Discuss this with the doctor treating you to find an acceptable option. Some UTIs will clear up on their own, but "severe" suggests kidney involvement, fever, etc. Don't take the chance; this could be very dangerous. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take prescribed drugs(nitrofurantoin and fluconazole) for UTI symptoms before doing a urine test, if you don't actually have UTI?

No: It is the rationale for treating UTI without culture. If you symptoms are typical a duck is a duck. So if the nitrofurantoin is working and symptoms resolve it does not matter that the culture does not grow an organism. However, if symptoms worsen the culture will grow a bacteria that can be identified and treated with right drug. ...Read more

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Hi. Male and 40. Couldn't orgasm tonight. Recently went to ER for uti and dehydration. On Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) trazedone, and Prozac. Do these drugs cause this?

Hi. Male and 40. Couldn't orgasm tonight.  Recently went to ER for uti and dehydration. On Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) trazedone, and Prozac. Do these drugs cause this?

Possible: Both Prozac (fluoxetine) and Trazodone can cause decreased libido as side effects. You are taking two antidepressants. Not clear why this is necessary. Suggest you discuss with prescribing doctor to review these meds and consider lower dose(s). I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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UTI culture showed traces of Staph and Strep,sensitive to augumentin drug didn't work ,now my mouth has a metallic taste, plus left side abdominal pain, still feel pressure on bladder and watery discharge ?

UTI culture showed traces of Staph and Strep,sensitive to augumentin drug didn't work ,now my mouth has a metallic taste, plus left side abdominal pain, still feel pressure on bladder and watery discharge ?

Call your doc: In the presence of ongoing symptoms with no response to your initial prescription, you are urged to call or see your physician and discuss this matter ...Read more

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What is treatment for UTI that is resistant to all oral antibiotics based on culture and sensitivity ??

UTI with resistance: You may need IV or IM antibiotics depending upon the clinical situation. This depends on numerous factors, including the manner in which the sensitivity studies were done. Suggest you see an Infectious Diseases expert. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the side effect of brown urine to subside when taking the drug Macrobid for a uti?

Varies: The brownish coloration or the urine is from blood in the urine because your baldder was irritated by an infection, for which you are now on the macrobid. However, it may take just a couple of days for the blood to clear up, or s long as a week if it was really irritated. Also, if the infection went up to yor kidneys, could even be longer. Drink lots of water to flush and make sure to finish meds! ...Read more

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If bacteria become resistant to cephalosporins, what can be used to treat UTI in elderly person or one with renal damage?

If bacteria become resistant to cephalosporins, what can be used to treat UTI in elderly person or one with renal damage?

Other options.: Use of an antibiotic to which the bacteria are resistant will result in treatment failure. This is why it is so important to get a urine culture & perform sensitivity testing to determine which antibiotic will work. In an elderly patient with renal failure, the dose may need adjustment depending on the medication. Many options do exist, so consult with your physicians. ...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