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How do you treat a urinary tract infection?

How do you treat a urinary tract infection?

Antibiotics: Confirm UTI with urinalysis and get urine culture & sensitivities. Initiate course of antibiotics such as bactrim, Macrodantin or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) whilst awaiting culture report. Switch antibiotics if bacteria are resistant. Also advise liberal fluid intake, preferably water plus urinate every 2 - 3 hours. I also prescribe pyridium, if necessary, to relieve symptoms of burning on urination if severe. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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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How do you get a urinary tract infection?

How do you get a urinary tract infection?

Here are some...: UTI emerges while personal defense ability does not suffice or fails to kill or eliminate the invading bacteria. Example, toothbrushing may result in bacteremia in many daily but without sickness; likewise does UTI. While bacterial presence is essential to get infection, that is not always the case; to become infected, some noticeable causes can be traced ... like incomplete emptying bladder... ...Read more

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Explain how you get a urinary tract infection?

Explain how you get a urinary tract infection?

Ascending and blood: Borne. Bacteria can reach the bladder by traveling up the urethra, especially in women. Kidney may get infected by seeding from blood borne bacteria. For details see this site. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/urinary-tract-infections-in-teens-and-adults-topic-overview. ...Read more

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What occurs to you if you didn't treat a urinary tract infection?

Infections can be se: Urinary tract infection can spread, start in the bladder and then move on into the kidney. Such infections can be life threatening..So do not take this lightly and get an antibiotic asap. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a urinary tract infection?

How to know if I have a urinary tract infection?

UTI: The surest way to know if you have a urinary tract infection is to have your urine checked. There are urine dipsticks that can detect infection. The symptoms of a UTI can include painful urination, feeling like you have to urinate often, but only passing a very small amount of urine, and urgently feeling like you have to urinate. It can get worse from there. ...Read more

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How can I cure a urinary tract infection?

Antibiotics: From your doctor. She wil want a urine sample. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't treat a urinary tract infection?

What happens if you don't treat a urinary tract infection?

Resolves slpwly: An untreated urinary tract infection will usually eventually clear up on it's own. However, sometimes the infection will ascend to the kidneys (called pyelonephritis) which can damage the kidneys - and on rare occasion the infection can lead to sepsis and death if untreated. The benefit of treatment is a speedier resolution, with much less risk of complications. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a kidney infection or a urinary tract infection ?

UTI: Kidney infections are more serious and cause fever, chills, flank pain and cloudy urine classically. Bladder infections usually cause urinary frequency and burning and at times there can be blood in the urine. Cultures are done to document infection and identify the offending organism. ...Read more

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How do I get a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (ca-uti)?

How do I get a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (ca-uti)?

Foreign body: 1) bacteria located at ou just within urinary opening get pushed up into the bladder, and can occur every time catheter is introduced. 2) everyone with an indwelling catheter will eventually get a uti, takes longer if on antibiotics, but no bladder is immune. Bacteria work their way up between catheter and urethral lining. 3) catheter can be seed for stone formation, also damages bladder lining. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a bladder or urinary tract infection?

How to tell if I have a bladder or urinary tract infection?

Urinalysis, also C&S: Symptoms of burning pain with and frequency of urination common with uti. Also foul smelling urine &/or pelvic or flank pain. Dipstick urine test containing nitrite reagent is quite reliable in demonstrating presence of uti, bacteria can actually be seen in urine by microscopy. Urine can and should be cultured to identify bacterial species and antibiotics to which the bacteria are sensitive. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have a urinary tract infection?

UTI: Symptoms can include frequent urination, burning or pain, blood in the urine, hesitancy, dribbling, pain just above the pubic area if it's localized to the bladder and pain in the flanks if it gets to the kidneys. Check a urinalysis to make the diagnosis. ...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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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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What can you do for a urinary tract infection that recurs?

Treat it: See your doctor about getting treatment for the recurrence. You will want to discuss possible reasons for the infection and how to prevent further infection. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have a urinary tract infection?

How can you know if you have a urinary tract infection?

Urinalysis & culture: Will show whether you have a uti. Uti can be suspected from symptoms of frequent urination, burning sensation or pain on urination, back pain or blood in urine. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Urinary (Definition)

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