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What are home remedies to urinary tract infection?

What are home remedies to urinary tract infection?

Fluids + void often: Drink lots of water and empty your bladder frequently. Cranberry juice can help, but, antibiotics are the best way to treat a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Infection (Definition)

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


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What are the tests for Urinary Tract Infection?

What are the tests for Urinary Tract Infection?

Urine Culture: So called "clean catch" urine need to be submitted for culture and sensitivity in order to have the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are home UTI tests accurate? What if I'm positive for leukocytes at home but negative for urine culture?

Are home UTI tests accurate? What if I'm positive for leukocytes at home but negative for urine culture?

Fairly accurate: White blood cells can appear in the urine for many reasons, including bladder infection, irritation of the urethra, inflammation of the bladder (cystitis), genital rashes or inflammation due to hygiene issues or retained debris. ...Read more

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How are urine tests used for kidney infection?

How are urine tests used for kidney infection?

Diagnosis: A urine dipstick test shows if you have nitrites in your urine, as well as other markers such as blood, white cells, and protein. The human body does not naturally put nitrites in the urine, so if you have them, the only cause is bacteria, which indicative of a kidney infection. ...Read more

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What are clean catch urine tests for bladder infections?

What are clean catch urine tests for bladder infections?

Urinalysis and: Urine culture + sensitivities.Positive urine nitrite test for bacteria +/or leucocyte esterase white blood cells confirmed by microscopy will demonstrate a urinary infection.Urine culture will grow any any bacteria present and sensitivities will demonstrate which antibiotics will be effective.Pure bacterial colony count of >100, 000/ml on clean void culture indicates a uti, <100, 000 on cath. Spec. ...Read more

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How accurate are sexually transmitted infection tests?

How accurate are sexually transmitted infection tests?

Most very accurate!: From very common chlamydia, others, such as syphilis, hep c, hep b, hiv, gonorrhea, trichomonas can be acurately diagnosed1. ...Read more

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How accurate are water test resuls for detecting yeast or candida infections?

How accurate are water test resuls for detecting yeast or candida infections?

Total scam: I'm assuming you're referring to the "test" where you spit in the glass first thing in the morning and judge by the stuff that ends up floating in the water whether your "systemic candida" is under control. This is total baloney, as I suspect you realize. Get with an evidence-based holistic physician in your community -- it's a fascinating area and you deserve accurate information. ...Read more

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How accurate are STD urine tests for men?

How accurate are STD urine tests for men?

GC & Chlamydia: Very accurate for gonorrhea and chlamydia, but not used for most other infections. ...Read more

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How are urinary tract infections diagnosed?

How are urinary tract infections diagnosed?

Urine analysis: Most urinary tract infections can be diagnosed through dipstick analysis. More complicated infections may require examination of the urine under the microscope and urine culture to identify the type of bacteria that is present in the urine. ...Read more

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What do urine tests check for? Just urinary tract infections?

What do urine tests check for? Just urinary tract infections?

Many things: There are many different urine tests. A typical urinalysis can check for the presence of blood, protein, evidence of infection, sugar, and products of bile metabolism. Other tests are more accurate for amounts of the above and can screen for presence of different drug types ...Read more

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Are there any good home treatment for pregnant woman with urinary tract infection?

Are there any good home treatment for pregnant woman with urinary tract infection?

Beware: If you are pregnant and have a UTI I would recommend that you receive antibiotics prescribed by your physician. Untreated UTI can lead to infectious complications to your baby that can cause premature labor/birth. ...Read more

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What are some at home cheep but affective treatment for a UTI ( urinary track infection )?

What are some at home cheep but affective treatment for a UTI ( urinary track infection )?

Antibiotivs : Antibiotics are cheap, almost always work as anticipated, and the good part is tat they can be taken at home. ...Read more

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What are some effective home treatments for an urinary tract infection?

What are some effective home treatments for an urinary tract infection?

UTI: One of the best things you can do is increase your fluid intake. That will keep urine from becoming to stationary/static and decrease the chance of getting a uti. However if you have one, antibiotics are the best treatment. Options like cranberry juice can help, but they cannot usually kill the bacteria. ...Read more

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Can Urinary Tract Infection exist without burning during urination and with normal urine color? What tests are be used to determine UTI?

Can Urinary Tract Infection exist without burning during urination and with normal urine color? What tests are be used to determine UTI?

Yes: Go to drug store and buy an OTC urine dipstick test kit. Dip urine. The specially treated stick will turn a particular color for positive UTI. Read the directions carefully. If the result is positive contact Doctor for prescription. ...Read more

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How accurate is a urine test for prostatitis? What other tests are needed to identify infection or inflammation?

Prostatitis: Urine does not, in any way, diagnose a prostate infection. Prostatitis is usually diagnosed through direct examination combined with the specific symptoms and history. Urine is used to rule out or rule in a bladder infection. ...Read more

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How accurate are at home STD tests like blood testing for syphillis and herpes?

How accurate are at home STD tests like blood testing for syphillis and herpes?

Home tests: I have not heard of those tests being reliable or not so it is best to see your healthcare worker for testing. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat urinary tract infections at home without antibiotics?

What can you do to treat urinary tract infections at home without antibiotics?

Drink fluids: To help flush the bladder. Sometimes the symptoms will go away. If they don't improve on a day or two, go see your health care provider. ...Read more

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Urinary tract infection, are there any effective home remedies?

Urinary tract infection, are there any effective home remedies?

Home UTI remedies: The best treatment of uti's are appropriate antibiotics which will kill the bacteria causing it. Drinking cranberry juice or taking 1 gram of vitamin c a day, both of which acidify the urine making it difficult for bacteria thrive there, have been used with very limited success. ...Read more

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How accurate are blood tests for appendicitis?

How accurate are blood tests for appendicitis?

Not diagnositic: Blood test do not diagnose appendicitis, elevated blood cell counts in a person with right lower quadrant pain support the diagnosis. Imaging studies are more reliable than blood tests. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some things you can do at home to ease the pain of bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

I was wondering what are some things you can do at home to ease the pain of bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Are you taking: Antibiotics? I trust that you saw your doctor and have been prescribed proper antibiotics that you are taking. After that you need to drink plenty of water and you can take over the counter pain medication for pain relief. If the pain persists for more than a day or so, please contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infection/bladder infection?

Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infection/bladder infection?

Drink fluids: To help flush the bladder. Sometimes the symptoms will go away. If they don't improve on a day or two, go see your health care provider. ...Read more

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What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms? Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms?  Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

Burning,urgency,freq: Dysuria or burning on urination... The need to urinate urgently, urgency... The need to urinate frequently, frequency are the most common signs of a urinary tract infection. If the infection is in the kidney pain in the flank or back, fever and chills are common. Uti encompasses both bladder and kidney infections. ...Read more

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Is this a bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information to provide an opinion. ...Read more

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How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between bladder infection and a urinary tract infection?

Is there any difference between bladder infection and a urinary tract infection?

Yes: All bladder infections are urinary tract infections, but not all urinary tract infections are bladder infections. You could have a kidney infection (pyelonephritis), which would be a uti, but more serious than a bladder infection (cystitis). ...Read more

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What is the difference between a bladder infection and uti? Is a bladder infection the same as a urinary tract infection?

What is the difference between a bladder infection and uti? Is a bladder infection the same as a urinary tract infection?

UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I treat a urinary tract infection at home?

If it is an actual: urinary tract infection (not just urinary symptoms) than an antibiotic is needed to kill bacteria. ...Read more

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How do I treat urinary tract infection with home remedies or over-the-counter meds?

How do I treat urinary tract infection with home remedies or over-the-counter meds?

Depends: Urinary tract infections (UTI) should be diagnosed by a health care professional. Uti is a generic term that can refer to infections anywhere in the urinary tract. However, most people use the term UTI to refer to infection of the bladder only. Bladder infections usually require antibiotics, but if it is an early infection, frequent urination (aided by increased fluid intake) might suffice. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Urinary Tract Infection?

Urine Culture: So called "clean catch" urine need to be submitted for culture and sensitivity in order to have the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are home remedies to urinary tract infection?

Fluids + void often: Drink lots of water and empty your bladder frequently. Cranberry juice can help, but, antibiotics are the best way to treat a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Urinary tract infection, are there any effective home remedies?

Home UTI remedies: The best treatment of uti's are appropriate antibiotics which will kill the bacteria causing it. Drinking cranberry juice or taking 1 gram of vitamin c a day, both of which acidify the urine making it difficult for bacteria thrive there, have been used with very limited success. ...Read more

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Please describe a good natural way to cure a urinary tract infection at home?

Cranberry and fluid: Fluid hydration and frequent emptying of your bladder is the most important way to cure bladder infections at home. Cranberry concentrate pill will also help, acidifying the urine and preventing bacterial adherance to the bladder lining. If symptoms persist you should seek care from your doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be any home remedies that can be made to cure a urinary tract infection?

Of course: Urinary tract infections are common in sexually active women. You need a doctor to check you and do a urine test to verify infection. It is quite easy to treat urinary tract infections with proper antibiotics, . You shoudld also take some preventive precautions which your doctor can advice you about. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection and what are some good home remedies?

Burning, frequency,: Urgency, bloody or cloudy urine are symptoms of bladder infection. If you develop flank pain or fever, it is a potentially serious kidney infection. Once an infection is established, you need to take antibiotics instead of home remedies. See a doctor for urine tests and proper antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Is a urinary tract infection curable from home?

Not likely: Please see your doctor for a proper treatment to prevent permanent damage to your kidney and other organs. ...Read more

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How to cure (uti) urinary tract infection in home?

How to cure (uti) urinary tract infection in home?

Help for urinary inf: Try drinking cranberry juice and taking cranberry extract capsule every four to six hours. Drink lots of fluids. Try to figure out why you are getting infections. Sometimes they are brought on by jacuzzi, hard exercise with tight clothes or sex. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more