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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

Dr. James Lin
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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 dose a UTI last how long can you take antibiotics for?

Here are some ...: UTI-related voiding Sx such as burning and frequency will be quickly improved within 1-3 days and, most of cases, faded away completely in 5-7 days after taking effective antibiotics. But, occasionally, irritating voiding Sx may linger. If so, be reassessed so to define what may be the underlying cause. So, work with Doc and be checked out timely. ...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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Can I take antibiotics for UTI and D- Mannose at the same time?

Can I take antibiotics for UTI and D- Mannose at the same time?

If you want to but w: Why would you want to take D-mannose. I do not know of any benefit from this product..... I would encourage you to stop it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antibiotics for uti (infection)along with homeopathic medicines(natural herbs)to cure the disease ?

Is it safe to take antibiotics for uti (infection)along with homeopathic medicines(natural herbs)to cure the disease ?

Would avoid: If you truly have a urinary tract infection (bacteria and white cells in the urine) and your doctor has prescribed an appropriate antibiotic, I would suggest you avoid taking homeopathic medications. While probably benign, some herbal medications can interact with antibiotics and impair absorption or metabolism. Take the antibiotics as prescribed and recheck with your doctor when completed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antibiotics every day for 3 months to treat recurrent uti's?

Is it safe to take antibiotics every day for 3 months to treat recurrent uti's?

Usually yes: Although there are potential side effects from doing this you have to weigh it against having the recurrent infections and taking frequent shorter courses of antibiotic. I routinely place people on courses such as this for recurrent uti. By treating the disease your bladder can heal giving you back your natural defenses. www.peedoc.com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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My urine was negative for UTI, but they call me a week later saying culture is showing UTI (Ive had no symptoms at all) Do I have to take antibiotics?

My urine was negative for UTI, but they call me a week later saying culture is showing UTI (Ive had no symptoms at all) Do I have to take antibiotics?

UTI questions: I would. Sometimes cultures take time to grow - and then identify the organism. At your age - a colony count greater than 100,000 should be treated. So - I would take the prescribed antibiotics and then request a repeat culture at least 4 days after you finish antibiotics to make sure you are cleared. ...Read more

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I went in a week ago for anxiety and they called me today saying i have a uti, but i have no symptoms.. do i need to take antibiotics with no symptoms?

I went in a week ago for anxiety and they called me today saying i have a uti, but i have no symptoms.. do i need to take antibiotics with no symptoms?

Asymptomatic UTI: Urinary tract infections often occur without symptoms. Often treatment is not necessary in older persons (over 70 or so). But in young people like you, they normally are treated to prevent symptoms and even serious complications. Follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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I have a UTI (2nd time after taking a course of antibiotics) i'm 16 weeks pregnant and don't want to take antibiotics again. What can I do naturally?

I have a UTI (2nd time after taking a course of antibiotics) i'm 16 weeks pregnant and don't want to take antibiotics again. What can I do naturally?

Complicated UTI: Uti in pregnancy is considered complicated and requires treatment. Untreated UTI puts you at risk for premature labor and delivery; sepsis (infection that spread to other organ system) to name a few. Please see your OB and follow her recommendations. ...Read more

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Im 9 weeks pregnant and im sure i have a UTI can i take antibiotics? And is it safe?

Im 9 weeks pregnant and im sure i have a UTI can i take antibiotics? And is it safe?

UTI in pregnancy: Yes, definitely safe, and, in addition, it is extremely important to treat UTI in pregnancy. There are several antibiotic choices, all of which are deemed perfectly safe for the baby. Please seek medical attention ASAP. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with epididmitis. Went 2 the hospital cas my penis swell n pain. I had no uti. Have h.Pyrlori .I take antibiotics for h.P penis burns ?

I was diagnosed with epididmitis. Went 2 the hospital cas my penis swell n pain. I had no uti. Have h.Pyrlori .I take antibiotics for h.P penis burns ?

Infection?: You seem to have tested negative for uti. Other possibilities include yeast infection due to antibiotics, herpes infection, urethritis, prostatitis, or other sexually transmitted infections if you are sexually active. Need to discuss the option of empiric antibiotics with your doctor. ...Read more

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Taking Cymbalta+Pristiq(cross-titration), Seroquel, (quetiapine) & Remeron. If I get an UTI & need take antibiotics, will it interact w/ drugs or ECT anesthesia?

Taking Cymbalta+Pristiq(cross-titration), Seroquel, (quetiapine) & Remeron.  If I get an UTI & need take antibiotics, will it interact w/ drugs or ECT anesthesia?

Just inform Drs.: Treating a UTI is very important so just inform the Dr(s) all about the other conditions and Tx. They can make any needed adjustments and advise you of what to expect. Communication is the key. Tell, ask and stay w/ it till everyone is clear. Also query about wayd to minimize long-term use of so much medication. As soon as possible,try to cut back especially if you add psychotherapy. Best! ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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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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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