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Goldenseal As A Remedy For Bladder Infection
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Difference in urinary tract, kidney, and bladder infections? Or symptoms? How long does it take to get urine test results? Treatment for 2 year old?
There is usually no difference between bladder and kidney infection other than fever. Kidney infection tend to have fevers. Other symptoms of kidney infection is vomiting, back pain, more sick-looking. Bladder infections tend to have frequency, pain on voiding and urgency.
Results of urinalysis is usually available immediately at the pediatrician's office. ...Read more
Not reliable: There are products like azo-cranberry. That contain only an analgesic similar to pyridium (phenazopyridine) which is prescription medicine. Also cranberry juice has some real positive effect. These treatments are food only until pr gets their urine examined and antibiotic is given. UTIs require antibiotics (in the USA all antibiotics require prescription by a physician). ...Read more
Bladder infections: The only sure remedy to treat a bladder infection (BI) is by appropriate antibiotics. Its symptoms are burning on urination and frequency. A BI is seen more commonly in women than men, as the have a shorter urethra so bacteria can enter their bladder easier. If you have symptoms of a BI, see a physician, have your urine cultured and get started on an appropriate antibiotic. Good luck. ...Read more
Help please? I want to know what are good remedies to get over bladder infections and what are the symptoms?
I don't believe: That any home remedies will be adequate to treat a urinary tract infection. The offending organism needs to be eradicated. For instance an antibiotic would be used for a bacterial infection. Symptoms may include burning with urination, having to go frequently, small amounts. Etc. ...Read more
Cranberry juice/tabs: Spontaneous resolution of a bladder infection can occur. You should drink lots of fluids to flush your urologic system, drink carnberry juice or take cranberry tablets. You may take over the counter bladder analgesics such as azo. However if your symptoms persisted or got worse see your medical provider immediately. ...Read more
Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infections/bladder infections?
Nothing horrible, but: If being "horribly" annoyed by frequent recurrent UTI, you need to be evaluated so to identify if any potentially underlying causes for UTIs ever exist. If yes, correct/modify it. At times, preventive measures or regimen of self-testing/self-treatment may be applied as deemed reasonable according to professional judgment. More? Go to articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. ...Read more
Depends.: Answers are different depending on gender and age. It is very common in women, due to their short urethra. Any trauma. Including irritation, to the orifice of the urethra (even if microscopic scratch) can serve as an entry way for germs to travel up the urinary tract symptoms. No bubble baths, fragrances in detergents or soaps, over-scrubbing, etc. Can do it. ...Read more
First why is it?: The most important question for bladder infections is why did it happen. Most recurrence is relapse. Could be anatomic issue, colonization with bad bugs, related to intercourse (esp w/diaphragm-spermicide), change in urinary tract mucosa with menopause. Prevention is linked to the cause and once that is known, prevention is strategic working against the causes. ...Read more
Here are some...: After evaluated as a pt of uncomplicated UTI, the following measures may help curb its recurrence as follows: Urinate at urge to void - don't hold urine; wipe anus backward after BM; improve topical hygiene; void after sex; use prophylactic antibiotics before sex if honeymoon cystitis is suspected; possible use of chronic suppressive agents such low-dose antibiotics or concentrated cranberry tab.. ...Read more
Consult with doc..: I'd have a consult with your regular doctor about why you're getting so many bladder infections in the first place. If it's associated with intercourse, you can sometimes use a single dose of antibiotics before or after intercourse. You'd want to make sure there's nothing like diabetes or anything anatomic that's predisposing you infections. ...Read more
Yes: You can prevent bladder infections by urinating after you have sex, wiping from front to back, avoiding bubble baths, staying well hydrated. You can also drink cranberry juice regularly or take cranberry tablets - there is something in cranberry juice/tablets that makes it more difficult for bacteria to stick to your bladder wall. ...Read more
Possible: A single episode of urinary bladder infection will probably not have any lasting effect. However, recurring infections can affect a person's health, especially if the infection spreads to the kidney. ...Read more
Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) norfloxacin: Trimethoprim/sulfa (septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or bactrim), norfloxacin, and Nitrofurantoin (macrobid) given in low dose each night before bed are the usual antibiotics used to prevent frequently recurrent uti's. I do not prescribe Nitrofurantoin because of its potentially serious toxicities. ...Read more
Yes: The female urethra is the "tube" that allows urine to pass from the bladder to the outside when one urinates. This opening is above the vaginal opening. This "tube" is short in length compared to a male. During intercourse bacteria can be introduced into it, and reach the bladder more easily because of its short length. Follow up with a physician for further recommendations. ...Read more
I have bladder extrospy I a m constsntly getting bladder infections any suggestions on preventing them?
I talked to my sister and she said we could have transferred bladder infections to one another. Is this possible?
I have been feeling unwell and have an ileostomy bag and keep getting bladder infections. I'm starting to worry.?
Possible fistula: The question would be why do you have an ileostomy Recurrent urine infections can be caused by many things. In males it's less common One cause could be a connection to part of your go tract and your bladder causing bacteria to enter your bladder. Another cause may be your bladder is not emptying properly because of the surgery you have had. You will need an exam and probably a cat scan to evalua ...Read more
I am constantly getting bladder infections. I drink danactive and it does help to not get so many. What else can I do?
A few answers: I am not sure how much the danactive is really helping (although don't stop if it works) as that tends to affect gut batteria and not vaginal. Some simple things include urinating immediately following sex. Additionally, if this problems persists your doctor can give you "prophylactic antibiotics" pills you take either every day or after just sex to prevent recurrent infections. ...Read more
I have been having bladder infections since I was a toddler, what I'm asking is, what are some good ways to stop getting them?
I've had a few bladder infections and I know I have one now...I hat lost my insurance and don't get it for another 90 days...What should I do for pain?
Treat infection: Call the doctor who has treated you in the past to see if you can get medication to treat the infection and in turn the pain the should go away. You should have had a work-up to find out why you are having repeated infections when you had insurance. There are simple things that women should pay attention to: such as always wiping front to back. ...Read more
Frequent UTI's: People with recurrent uti's need to be evaluated by a urologist (u) to see if they have an obstruction of their urinary outflow tract. A renal ultrasound will be done first. If that does not give the answer of why you have these frequent uti's, other tests will be ordered. Your u can give you the a diagnosis and a treatment plan to resolve your problem. Good luck. ...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
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