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I have been on antibiotic for 1 1/2 days for severe uti. How long does it take for antibiotics to work?

I have been on antibiotic for 1 1/2 days for severe uti. How long does it take for antibiotics to work?

Within a day: Great question. Since uti's are painful, effective therapy can alleviate this symptom within a day. However, other symptoms, depending on the severity of infection, may take up to a week (fever, malaise) or so to abate (eg.Flank pain).If symptoms smolder, inform your prescriber immedately- antibiotics may need to be adjusted. Hopefully, a urine culture was intially done to guide antibiotic choice. ...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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Is there any way to cure a UTI without antibiotics? And how long does it take to cure in females?

Is there any way to cure a UTI without antibiotics? And how long does it take to cure in females?

Not likely: Highly unlikely to cure UTI without substances that kill bacterias. The treatment kills bacteria after a single dose if it is acute infection. If chronic UTI the treatment may last up to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take the antibiotic to work for a uti?

How long does it take the antibiotic to work for a uti?

Hours to days: The antibiotic should begin to work - that is, kill bacteria - within hours. By a day or so, symptoms should be improving. Depending on how complicated the infection is and how long your course of antibiotics is for, it should be cleared within 3-14 days. ...Read more

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With antibiotics how long would it take for a UTI to go away ?

With antibiotics how long would it take for a UTI to go away ?

UTI: Varies with the organism, type of UTI (lower vs. Upper tract, etc.), the antibiotic employed, the immune status of the patient and a variety of other factors. Symptomatically it should begin to resolve in 24-48 hours if the organism causing it is sensitive to the antibiotic used. ...Read more

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If you take antibiotics 3 days for a UTI how long does it take to go away ?

Symptoms should be : Be gone and infection should be gone if it was designed to take for 3 days if u still have sxs please see your doc as it could have been resistant to the med and u may need a different one. ...Read more

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About how long does it take for an antibiotic for a UTI to kick in? Do I keep taking the meds until the burning sensation is gone?

About how long does it take for an antibiotic for a UTI to kick in? Do I keep taking the meds until the burning sensation is gone?

About 48 hours: If you're on the right antibiotic, the bacteria that caused your UTI should be eradicated by now. However the injury to the delicate inner lining of the bladder and urethra might take longer to heal, If your symptoms persist more than five days or if you get new symptoms like fever, back pain or nausea, you need to get back in touch with your doctor. ...Read more

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About how long does it take a UTI to go away under antibiotics? I been taking for 3 days now and it still burns when I urinate.

About how long does it take a UTI to go away under antibiotics? I been taking for 3 days now and it still burns when I urinate.

3 days: Most utis are effetively treated in 3-5 days, if you are on the right antibiotic. It's also possible that a UTI is not the only cause of your symptoms. If they persist, you might benefit from a visit to your gynecologist or even an urologist. ...Read more

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On 4th day of antibiotics for uti, still have some burning after peeing and the urge to urinate. How long does it take to go away?

On 4th day of antibiotics for uti, still have some burning after peeing and the urge to urinate. How long does it take to go away?

UTI treatment: Uncomplcated urinary tract infections in young women are usually easily eradicated. With some antibiotics like cipro, signs and symptoms disappear in a day or two. With sulfa type medications treatment may take much longer to clear the infection. ...Read more

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Started antibiotic for UTI today. How long will it take for pain to go away? It's extremely painful.

Started antibiotic for UTI today. How long will it take for pain to go away? It's extremely painful.

In a day.: If the appropriate antibiotic was chosen, you should start to feel better, with pain abating within 24 hours. If this doesn't happen, inform your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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How long will it take for the pain in my back to go with antibiotics for a uti?

Usually soon: If the UTI is uncomplicated by nasty things such as kidney abscess, bladder abscess, incomplete drainage of urinary tract or, less likely, infection of spine and surrounding soft tissues, then pain should clear up within a few days of the infection being cured. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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