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Dr. Martin Raff
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How long does it take to clear up a mild uti?

UTI: Clinical response should occur within a day or two but full cure may take longer. ...Read more

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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


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Can omnicef work for a uti? If so, how long does it take for it to clear the infection?

Can omnicef work for a uti? If so, how long does it take for it to clear the infection?

It may: Certain antibiotics are more specific for the urinary tract than omnicef, but it may work if the bacteria causing your UTI is sensitive to it. A urinalysis with reflex c;s would determine what the bacteria is and what antibiotics are sensitive to it. Most commonly, you should start feeling better in a few days. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Minghsun Liu
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How long does it take for iv rocephin to clear up a uti?

How long does it take for iv rocephin to clear up a uti?

Course is 3-5 days.: It of course also depends on the severity of the infection. If one is being given IV Rocephin, the patient probably has more severe infection. One should be feeling better with decreasing fever or improving WBC in 24-48 hours. A typical course is 3 to 5 days but if kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is involved, treatment can be 10-14 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take for UTI treatment to clear infection?

How long does it take for UTI treatment to clear infection?

Depends: Uncomplicated bladder infections can be treated in 3 days. Complicated upper utis can require upto 14 days of IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long to UTI take to clear?

UTI: Depends upon the type of uti, the treatment , the underlying cause of the infection, and so on. For uncomplicated cystitis this should respond within 24-48 hrs, but may take longer to cure. ...Read more

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How long does UTI take to clear?

How long does UTI take to clear?

Depends site of infe: It depends on site of infection and the antibiotics used.If the culture shows sensitivity to certain antibiotic for lowe UTI it takes 7to10 days for infection to clear.But if the infection is high up in kidneys(pyelonephritis)you may need longer course of antibiotics 2weeks or more to clear the infection. ...Read more

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I went to the er on yesterday and was diagnosed with a 3mm kidney stone and a uti. They gave me rocephin by iv. How long will this take to clear up?

I went to the er on yesterday and was diagnosed with a 3mm kidney stone and a uti. They gave me rocephin by iv. How long will this take to clear up?

Difficult to say: How long an infection takes to clear varies with many factors including the antibiotic given. Passing a stone also difficult to predict. Drinking plenty of fluids does help. If after 7 days you still have symptoms then call your doctor to see if any adjustments have to be made. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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How long does it take for a UTI to go away with medication?

How long does it take for a UTI to go away with medication?

UTI: Time of recovery will vary with the type of UTI (lower tract vs. Upper tract), the organism responsible, the appropriateness or lack thereof of the antibiotic used, the immune and anatomic integrity of the patient. The organisms will start to die quickly, but symptoms may take a day or two to begin to resolve, just as if you were bruised from trauma. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a UTI to get better? I've been on medication for 2 days now still in a lot of pain don't seem to be getting any better.

How long does it take for a UTI to get better? I've been on medication for 2 days now still in a lot of pain don't seem to be getting any better.

Most, 1-3 days...: Most adult females' UTI will respond well to taking common antibiotics within 1-3 days after taking it; roughly, 70-80% of times, but few may be slower, but it is okay as long as slowly and surely getting better day by day, you can wait out and check urine in 2 weeks for confirmation. If not improving as expected, suspect antibiotics-resistant uti, urine culture should be done for selecting right. ...Read more

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