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How can I treat a UTI ?

How can I treat a UTI ?

Antibiotics: Symptoms of a urinary tract infection include frequency (having to go all the time), urgency (having to go right now) and burning. First you need to see your doc to make sure that your symptoms are caused by an infection. Then you need to be treated with antibiotics. See your doc today to be evaluated. ...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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Home to treat a uti?

Needs antibiotics: So called "home cures" do not work. Unless you question whether you have to stay home to treat your UTI with medically prescribed antibiotics, then the answer is no, you can go out whilst under treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways that can help treat a uti?

Are there any natural ways that can help treat a uti?

Yes: Thenatural way to cure a UTI isto take a natural antibiotic to which the infecting bacteria is susceptible. 3-5 days treatment will cure a bladder infection, 7-14 days for a kidney infection. Other natural treatments will fail. ...Read more

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Can ampicilna 500 be used to treat a UTI. How long do you take it for.?

Can ampicilna 500 be used to treat a UTI. How long do you take it for.?

Yes, 3 days: Often effective, not usually the first choice. Length of treatment depends on the nature of the problem. Simple cystitis is treated for 1 to 3 days. But kidney infection, prostate infection, infection with certain germs, presence of stones, and many other conditions call for different approaches. ...Read more

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How long would someone have to be on an IV of Vancomycin to treat a UTI?

How long would someone have to be on an IV of Vancomycin to treat a UTI?

Depends on: the urinary organs (lower or upper tract) involved and sensitivity of the bacteria that is causing the infection. Vancomycin is an antibiotic that is not absorbed by the body through the GI tract, so it needs to be given IV for it to work on a uti. ...Read more

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Can z pack treat a uti?

Can z pack treat a uti?

UTI: Possibly, depending upon the causative organism and its sensitivities. ...Read more

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Is there a chance that pyruvic acid can treat a uti?

Is there a chance that pyruvic acid can treat a uti?

Probably not: It is not an antibiotic. Is used for treatment of acne to help skin peel & believe is being studied for its use intreatment of cancer. But do not know of any reports in its' use for utis. We know that antibiotics almost always work so why consider something like pyruvic acid? ...Read more

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What can I take to treat a UTI if I am allergic to penicillin?

What can I take to treat a UTI if I am allergic to penicillin?

See below: It depends on what type of reaction you had and what bacteria is causing your infection. If you only had a penicillin drug rash you can take cephalosporins. Regardless of reaction you can take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or Levaquin or septra /bactrim . The infecting bacteria has to be susceptible to the antibiotic chosen. ...Read more

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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