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Herbal Treatment For Cloudy Urine
Varied: Physical therapy with pelvic floor relaxation offers improvement for some patients. You need to find a therapist with experience to truly get benefit. Some patients claim improvement with avoiding artificial sweetners, acidic foods-orange juice, lemons, and spicy foods. Every patient is a little different. Look up the irritable bowel diet recs and there is overlap with inter. Cystitis diets. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
None: Sorry, no natural medicines reliably treat urinary tract infection. UTIs often clear on their own over 2-12 weeks, so if symptoms improve on a natural product, it isn't necessarily because of that treatment; or maybe not a UTI. Meantime you risk serious complications, such as kidney infection (pyelonephritis). Don't mess around with this; see a doctor for diagnosis and antibiotic prescription. ...Read more
Meatal cyst: If you mean one in an infant male they can resolve on their own. Regular hygiene practice should suffice. ...Read more
None: Stool color changes with diet, with hydration status, with viruses, and other causes. If your child is well, behaving normally, growing normally, eating and drinking normally, and the only problem is the color of the poop, then wipe it up and don't worry about it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does pyridium (phenazopyridine) prevent a urine dipstick for leukocytes from showing ? Can a woman with flank pain and urinary burning on pyridium (phenazopyridine) have a pyelonephriti
Yes and yes: Pyridium (phenazopyridine) dyes the urine orange & that color can interfere with the dipstick test for leukocytes. But the gold-standards for diagnosing UTI's is looking for leukocytes under the microscope (for immediate dx) & culture.Pyridium (phenazopyridine) does not interfere with those. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) only reduces symptoms & doesn't treat the infection. You might have pyelonephritis, which can be serious. Seek medical attention ASAP! ...Read more
Antibiotivs : Antibiotics are cheap, almost always work as anticipated, and the good part is tat they can be taken at home. ...Read more
None: There are many advertisements discussing 'herbal medications' or 'detox your liver naturally', however be cautious as these supplements/herbals or online products cause more harm than good than actually 'help' the liver as they claim. I would not recommend any herbal supplements. See a hepatologist for discussion of the new hep c treatments as we can cure > 90% of patients now. ...Read more
Will a urinary tract infection and/or OTC medications for UTI affect a urinalysis drug screen in any way?
no: A drug screen is not effected by a urinary infection or usual otc medications. ...Read more
Antibiotics: If doing all of the above fails, then antibiotics are warranted to prevent the infection from getting worse and spreading to the kidneys or blood stream. Untreated urinary tract infections can become very serious especially if the person has other medical conditions such as diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Double check: Make sure the infection is cleared with another urine analysis and culture. This is the most common cause of persistent symptoms. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) helps with acute symptoms but it is not for chronic use. It is possible with a severe infection that there is significant bladder inflammation that takes a while to resolve but i would bet persistent infection with a bacteria resistant to original antibiotic. ...Read more
Urine culture came back, protein urine +1, WBC urine 10-15, Bacteria Urine +1. On antibiotic for a UTI. Are these normal results just for a UTI?
What treatment options are there for non bacterial urethritis? STD negative. Treating me for UTI but no relief. Bad pain at tip of penis when pee/ejac
Yes, possible: Other treatments may well be needed with existing, large kidney stones, but homeopathy may have potential in solving chronic tendencies towards making them: http://tinyurl.Com/mhjmoxg also there have been cases of existing stones successfully being expelled with homeopathic treatment: http://tinyurl.Com/kk78de6 several remedies can help with gall stones too, but you need a skilled homeopath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well,: Treatment for urinary incontinence depends on the type of incontinence, the severity of the problem and the underlying cause. 1. Behavioral techniques: bladder training, scheduled toilet trips and fluid and diet management. 2. Physical therapy: pelvic floor muscle exercises, electrical stimulation 3. Medications 4. Intervention: pessary, botox, nerve stimulator, pads and catheter. ...Read more
Can UTI cause yellow discharge? I've yellow vaginal discharge on daily basis. Went for c&s test, no pathogen seen. Negative for wet mount.
Probably not UTI: UTI doesn't cause vaginal discharge. Probably you were tested for STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) and negative wet mount suggests you were checked for vaginal infections bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, and yeast. But that test messes almost half of trichomonas infections; ask doc about the newly available DNA test for trich, a far better test. Also ask about cervicitis and maybe retest for STDs. ...Read more
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