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Any good treatment for utis other than antibiotics?

No: Home remedies are next to worthless and potentially dangerous in allowing simple lower tract infections to progress. ...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 have been on different courses of antibiotics for 6 years i keep getting utis it goes away with treatment but i get atleast 4 a year can I have kids?

I have been on different courses of antibiotics for 6 years i keep getting utis it goes away with treatment but i get atleast 4 a year can I have kids?

Yes: There is no contraindications to have kids with uti. What you need to see your doctor , urologist to find out why you getting recurrent uti?It is common to have UTI in female. It is better to screen for UTI while your are pregnant. You should consult your physician and obstetrician to get more information for prevention and find out cause of uti. ...Read more

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What is best antibiotic for treatment of uti?

What is best antibiotic for treatment of uti?

Depends: Selecting the most effective antibiotics depends upon the organism(bacterium) isolated from properly collected urine sample. Given the multiplicity of causative organism in urinary tract infections and antibiotic resistance bacteria develop, there is no panacea. ...Read more

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I took antibiotics for my UTI, 7 day treatment. But I think it is back. Why?

I took antibiotics for my UTI, 7 day treatment. But I think it is back. Why?

Need culture: Sometimes the antibiotic chosen is not effective so it only partially treats the infection. You need to see a doctor and give a urine sample. They needs to send this for culture and sensitivity to make sure you get treated with the correct antibiotic next time. ...Read more

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I recently had a course of antibiotics for a UTI but it's still not completely cured.Will it go without further treatment.?

I recently had a course of antibiotics for a UTI but it's still not completely cured.Will it go without further treatment.?

Probably Not: Uti symptoms usually improve by your 3rd or 4th day of antibiotic treatment. Either the antibiotic is not the right one for the type of bacteria you have or the diagnosis is incorrect. See if your doc has a culture which shows which abx works or return for an exam in case something else is causing your symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do for chronic UTI the hardly responds to treatment?Can something be wrong internally?Been on all sorts of antibiotics.

What to do for chronic UTI the hardly responds to treatment?Can something be wrong internally?Been on all sorts of antibiotics.

See a urologist: If somebody has simply been changing your antibiotics without a more detailed evaluation you should request a change of provider and see an experience urologist for assessment. ...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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Can recurrent UTI and frequent antibiotic treatment lead to super antibiotic-resistant utis?

Can recurrent UTI and frequent antibiotic treatment lead to super antibiotic-resistant utis?

Antibiotic resist: Yes. The increasingly common practice of treating "urinary tract infections" empirically without organism identification by culture and sensitivity is largely responsible for this. When treating empiically, one tends to prescribe the broadest spectrum antibiotics to cover all possibilities. Frequent use of these super antibiotics induces bacterial resistance to multiple antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can I begin taking the pill for the first time whilst on a round of antibiotics (to treat a UTI) or should I wait until antibiotic treatment ends?

Can I begin taking the pill for the first time whilst on a round of antibiotics (to treat a UTI) or should I wait until antibiotic treatment ends?

Here are some ...: Most UTIs in females are uncomplicated, for which a 3-day course is usually sufficient, but for those with recurrence so-called honey-moon cystitis, a "self-testing - self-treatment" regimen can be implemented under professional supervision. More detail? See and ask Doc timely. Best wish ... ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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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


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more