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How long does cloudy urine take to clear up after taking antibiotics for a UTI for 3 days? I've been drinking lots of water and cranberry juice.

How long does cloudy urine take to clear up after taking antibiotics for a UTI for 3 days? I've been drinking lots of water and cranberry juice.

Doesn't matter: Cloudy urine usually isn't due to infection but to variations in diet and fluid intake. It may not clear up at all. The important thing is whether UTI symptoms themselves are improving: painful or urgent urination, and so on. If so, the UTI is getting better. If not, contact your doctor. And by the way, cranberry doesn't treat or prevent UTI. Drink it if you like it, otherwise no need. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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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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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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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How long does it take to feel better after starting antibiotic for a UTI? I've taken 2 so far and don't feel better yet.

How long does it take to feel better after starting antibiotic for a UTI? I've taken 2 so far and don't  feel better yet.

Give it some time.: We know that one dose of an appropriate antibiotic can sterilize the urine. But relief from symptoms of a urinary infection could take a couple of days. Give it a little more time - assuming the antibiotic choice is effective against the bacterium in question. ...Read more

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What to do if i just started antibiotics for a uti. How long does it take to work on the pain?

Varies 1 - 3 days: Provided antibiotics are effective against type of bacteria causing the uti. Hence, urologists always get a urine culture specimen before putting patient on an antibiotic in case UTI causing bacteria are resistant to the prescribed antibiotic. ...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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How long does it take antibiotics to cure a uti?

How long does it take antibiotics to cure a uti?

Thanks for asking!: If truly a simple, uncomplicated UTI (females)and have been placed on the appropriate antibiotic, 1-3 days of antibiotic will usually kill the bacteria though symptoms due to the inflammation may take longer. In men, 5-7 days of treatment more routine. ...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