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How long is antibiotic treatment?

How long is antibiotic treatment?

Depends: Antibiotic treatment varies greatly depending on the disease being treated and the antibiotic of choice. Treatments can vary from one day (ie z-max for otitis) tto months for conditions such as osteomyelitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Bradford Patt
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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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How long does UTI treatment last?

How long does UTI treatment last?

Depends: There are 3,7,10,14 day courses of treatment depending on your history and the antibiotic chosen ...Read more

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For how long does the treatment for UTI last.

For how long does the treatment for UTI last.

Varies: Depending upon the site of the UTI and the causative agent it may be as little as a day, or in the case of pyelonephritis, may be weeks. ...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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What is the treatment for rheumatic fever? How long does treatment last?

What is the treatment for rheumatic fever? How long does treatment last?

See below: First treat the offending organism responsible, group A streptococcus infection, Then . NSAIDs, bed rest and if cardiac involvement treatments by a Cardiologist to manage active carditis and a if Chorea sedation and antiseizure drugs. ...Read more

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How long is chlamydia contagious after treatment?

How long is chlamydia contagious after treatment?

You need to avoid: Sexual contact for 7 days after initiating treatment or you can infect another. ...Read more

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How long does the treatment for chlamydia take to cure it?

How long does the treatment for chlamydia take to cure it?

Here are some...: Bacteriologically, if sensitive, all chlamydia should be eradicated in 24 hours, but physiologically, its related inflammation may take 3-14 days or longer to subside reflecting personal health and immunity. So, if not improved as expected, seek re-evaluation for confirming diagnosis and assessing response of treatment so to refine the care as needed. ...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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How long does penicillin treatment take for tooth infection?

How long does penicillin treatment take for tooth infection?

Varies: It takes about 24 hours for the antibiotic to begin working and it may take a few days for swelling to go down. Sometimes additional or different antibiotics have to be used if the first one didn't help. However, don't think that an antibiotic alone can fix the problem. It may make symptoms better, but you need to figure out why there is infection. ...Read more

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How long for sure does it take to cure chlamydia after treatment ?

How long for sure does it take to cure chlamydia after treatment ?

Depends: Zithromax will make you contagion free after 48 hours. Doxycycline is seven to nine days given that the treatment lasts one week. ...Read more

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How long after treatment is chlamydia cured ?

How long after treatment is chlamydia cured ?

7-10 days : Chlamydia is cured 7 to 10 days after treatment. Please use condoms in the future so this is not an issue you will have to deal with again. ...Read more

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How is a UTI treated without antibiotics?

How is a UTI treated without antibiotics?

Use antibiotics: I am sure that every UTI throughout history was not treated with antibiotics and somehow we survive. The risk of not treating is substantial as kidneys can be damaged permanently or infection can spread to the blood making us critically ill. Cranberry juice and increased fluids may help but get on antibiotics when you really need them, like with a uti. ...Read more

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How long does it take for gonorrhea treatment to work?

How long does it take for gonorrhea treatment to work?

Length of Rx: It depends on the length of the antibiotic rx that is given and whether it is completed properly. Most rx's take one to two weeks of rx. ...Read more

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How long is a typical treatment for leukemia?

How long is a typical treatment for leukemia?

Depends on type....: There are many types of leukemia (all, aml, cml, cll) and each have different treatment regimens. Age also plays a factor (adult vs. Pediatric treatment protocols). For example, AML is intensive, but relatively short (~9 months). All can be 3-4 years. CML treatment can be lifelong, though is can be treated with oral pills taken daily. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of seminal vasiculitis. How long it takes to cure.?

What is the treatment of seminal vasiculitis. How long it takes to cure.?

Depends on the cause: Of inflammation. Most cases of inflammation of seminal vesicles are associated with inflammation of epididymus are commonly due to sexually transmitted infections. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are usual causes. The medication and duration of treatment would depend on the sensitivity profile of the organisms in your area. Please see your doctor asap and see this site for information. http://www.ncbi.nlm. ...Read more

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How long does it take for UTI symptoms to go away once treatment is started?

How long does it take for UTI symptoms to go away once treatment is started?

Quickly: Common UTI symptoms will usually improve after a single dose of appropriate antibiotics, especially if a urinary tract pain reliever is used. I expect all symptoms to be essentially gone within 1-2 days. If not, a follow up check up should be done. ...Read more

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How long does it takes for clindamycin to cure pharyngitis?

How long does it takes for clindamycin to cure pharyngitis?

Depends on cause: If your pharyngitis is bacterial, and a bacteria that is susceptible to clindamycin, you should start feeling better in 24-48 hours. Clindamycin will not treat a viral infection. Viral infections will usually go away after 7-10 days. If your symptoms are worsening on antibiotics or you have having a harder time breathing or swallowing, you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for diabetic retinopathy: how long is recovery time?

What is a good treatment for diabetic retinopathy: how long is recovery time?

Minimal: If you are referring to recovery from laser treatments and injections, then it is very quick. I tell patient's that aside from the blurred vision of dilation, they may return to work or routine activity. If you mean how long does it take to get response to laser or injections, that is a different question altogether. Recovering from surgery should it ever get to that takes longer. ...Read more

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How long does UTI treatment last?

Depends: There are 3,7,10,14 day courses of treatment depending on your history and the antibiotic chosen ...Read more

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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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For how long does the treatment for UTI last.

Varies: Depending upon the site of the UTI and the causative agent it may be as little as a day, or in the case of pyelonephritis, may be weeks. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to have sex after completing my UTI treatment?

How long do I have to wait to have sex after completing my UTI treatment?

You should have: asked the person who treated your UTI how long to wait. It matters some, why you were treated, and perhaps you and your partner should be treated at the same time. Was this your first urinary infection or is it a recurrent problem? ...Read more

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Is it okay to get UTI treatment at a walk in care center?

Is it okay to get UTI treatment at a walk in care center?

Yes: Walk in care centers, or urgent care clinics are great places to be evaluated and treated for a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Constant urge to urinate still persists after UTI treatment, what do you suggest?

Constant urge to urinate still persists after UTI treatment, what do you suggest?

Urinary infection: Urinary infection symptoms can persist beyond the time of the medications taken. This is not usually the case, but possible. If symptoms persist, a doctor will take another culture to be certain the infection has cleared. ...Read more

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My meatus is swollen after UTI treatment. Already 2 month. Candida?

My meatus is swollen after UTI treatment. Already 2 month. Candida?

Seek out an exam: Candida might be an issue if the penis is uncircumcised and the foreskin is repeatedly infected. I am concerned why a 28 year old male has experienced a uti. That is not common and needs to be thoroughly evaluated by a urologist. ...Read more

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finished my 7 day UTI treatment , still having bad pains in my lower stomach and I'm vaginal area . Why could this be ?

 finished my 7 day UTI treatment , still having bad pains in my lower stomach and I'm vaginal area . Why could this be ?

Pelvic pain: Most UTI respond within 3 days of treatment. If after 7 days you are still with pain, there are a few possibilities: you may not have a UTI or the antibiotic may not be correct. So call your doctor to check if a urine culture was indeed done & schedule an office visit. ...Read more

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I have some tinnitus after UTI treatment. My ENT gives piracetam and tebonin. Will it be fine? I'm a little afraid of eat too many medicine/caps

Tinnitus not serious: In most cases. Don't know why piracetam was prescribed, efficacy to treat anything let alone tinnitus is questionable. There are claims that tebonin might have some effect. Best to diagnose cause & treat that. Certainly discontinue any meds which might have caused it. White noise machine can help to reduce tinnitus to help with sleep. Amytryptyline or nortriptylene can help ?Consult other ENT dr. ...Read more

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After UTI treatment my urine culture is now finally negative, no infection but I still have symptom of burning in urethra. What can be cause? Thanks!

After UTI treatment my urine culture is now finally negative, no infection but I still have symptom of burning in urethra. What can be cause? Thanks!

Give It More Time: While the infection is gone it may be that there is still the need to heal completely. And there are a lot of factors specific to you that may play a role (activities, sitting, diet, medications, etc etc etc). So if there is still pain after a few weeks you should discuss this with your doctor. There's something called the 'urethral syndrome' that could be a model for what you may have developed.. ...Read more

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How long does someone need to be on an IV treatment of Cefepime for a UTI?

How long does someone need to be on an IV treatment of Cefepime for a UTI?

Depends: The use of IV antibiotics for UTI implies a serious, hard to treat infection. Most UTI's can be treated by oral antibiotics. If IV antibiotics are needed, treatment may be from 7 to 21 days depending on the response to the medicine. Some serious urinary infections do not clear and infectious disease consultants need to help. ...Read more

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How long does it take for UTI symptoms to go away once treatment is started?

Quickly: Common UTI symptoms will usually improve after a single dose of appropriate antibiotics, especially if a urinary tract pain reliever is used. I expect all symptoms to be essentially gone within 1-2 days. If not, a follow up check up should be done. ...Read more

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Have UTI and im on my second day of treatment.How long does it take to work?Horrible back pain, and soreness.

Soon hopefully: Even minor uti's can be painful, and the pain can last for 2-4 days while on antibiotics. Some dr's may rx pyridium, (phenazopyridine) a drug specifically for the first 2 days of pain while starting antibiotics (makes your urine orange). If your pain is severe, let your dr. Know, as you may need some further testing to rule out kidney stones, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a uti. Went to doctor for treatment. No longer have UTI but still have burning. What to do to stop burning?

I had a uti. Went to doctor for treatment. No longer have UTI but still have burning. What to do to stop burning?

Dysuria: You could try some over-the-counter Azo to see if it helps. Take it for 1-2 days and if the burning persists then go see your doctor ...Read more

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I've been suffering with a uti for some time now about a month without treatment. How long does it take for a bladder/kidney infection to occur?

I've been suffering with a uti for some time now about a month without treatment. How long does it take for a bladder/kidney infection to occur?

Go seek help: While we have very limited information, this may be more STD related than a typical UTI, if you've had it for about a month. By the way, most people say they UTI when they are referring to a cystitis(bladder infection). A UTI encompasses both lower tract(bladder) and upper tract(kidney/pyelonephritis) infections. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for homeopathic treatments to cure my uti?

How long does it take for homeopathic treatments to cure my uti?

Need right remedy: With the correct homeopathic remedy, you should have some relief from symptoms like burning and urgency, etc within a few hours. Sometimes multiple doses are needed. If you've had multiple uti's it's best to be seen by an experienced homeopath to review your case & pick the right remedy. If no relief after 2-3 doses, it's the wrong remedy. Also use cranberry & d-mannose. If fever, see md. ...Read more

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Whats the best medical treatment for uti?

Identify the Agent: The best method is to do a urine culture. Identify the infectious agent and the right therapeutic agent. This will insure no lack of cures. ...Read more

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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