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How Quickly Should 3 Day Antibiotics Work For Uti
Verify UTI diagnosis: Most important thing is to verify that you have been truly having recurrent utis as there are other urinary conditions that can mimic the same symptoms. Though a urinalysis can be suggestive, often misleading. Urine culture required to verify. If DX of recurrent UTI is correct, recommend urological evaluation to determine cause. Daily low-dose antibiotic for 6-12 weeks a common treatment option. ...Read more
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
I took a UTI antibiotic called sulfamethoxazole/tmp for 3 days (6 pills) I am on my 8th day of starting my b/c, will this cause my b/c to not work?
No: It should not. Hope your UTI is better:) ...Read more
For 4 months I have uti and im taking lots of antibiotics all doesn't work. I had a bit if yellow discharge and I pee more than 10x a day. What can I do?
Probably not a UTI: There are many causes of urinary pain and frequent urination. A common cause is bacterial infection (UTI) but when antibiotics do not improve symptoms, you either have an antibiotic-resistant infection (would be shown on urine culture) or the cause is simply not a bacteria. It's too involved to describe here, but try looking up "Bladder pain syndrome, " to see if it describes what you are feeling ...Read more
Will this antibiotic work for my UTI even though I was already on it once and it didn't work? I am 9 weeks pregnant and I have a uti. I was put on nitrofurantoin mono/mac 100mg twice a day for 7 days. I felt better for a few days, but the infection return
Be confident that your doctor is doing the right thing. The urine culture that was done shows which antibiotics will work and which will not against the bacteria that is causing the infection. If you were put on Nitrofurantoin again then I am sure the culture showed that the bacteria was sensitive to it. Recurrent uti's are very common in pregnancy, and the fact that you took the antibiotic before does not mean it will not work this time.
If you need more reassurance or explanation don't hesitate to contact your doctor.
Take care. ...Read more
My child has had UTI for 10 month she been on three kinds of antibiotics had test done to see what caused the UTI cant find anything what wrong help!!
Pediatric UTI: This sounds like a job for a pediatric urologist. There are many possibilities, and you have not provided sufficient info for a diagnosis to be made. A 4 yr old needs to be fully evaluated, not only for possible causes, including anatomic defects, but also for the possibility of abuse. See a good pediatrician and get a recommendation. ...Read more
72+ hours: Usually you shold saee releif in 48-72 hours ...Read more
See below: The most important course of action is make sure the diagnosis of UTI is correct by obtaining both a urinalysis and urine culture (C/S). The latter will verify if a UTI is still present, identify the specific bacteria, and identify which antibiotics it is sensitive to. There are other conditions which can mimic a UTI. If recurrent UTI, further testing and long-term antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more
48 hrs: 48 hrs if taken oral.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Just finished a course of antibiotics for a UTI but just done another test at work n pH, leu and pro is showin up?
I have had UTI inferctions of and on for the last three months. No antibiotic has helped. Now I am on cefdinir. Is that the right one?
Well...: More than three UTI in a year in a woman calls for a full urological evaluation, as you might have anatomical problems that perpetuate the problem... ...Read more
Many antibiotics.: Optimal 1st antibiotic choice for UTIs are trimethoprim-sulfa (Bactrim), Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & Macrodantin. Amoxicillin, Augmentin & sulfonamides + sometimes tetracyclines (like Docycycline) used 2B first choice but more & more UTIs are resistant to them hence the change. Also reason why we recommend urine cultures co-incident with urinalysis to insure bacteria causing UTI are sensitive to prescribed medication ...Read more
I have a uti. Doc said I am resistant to a number of antibiotics. Prescribed the same one I am on for longer, even tho resistant. Will that work?
Is it safe to take waterfall dmannose with warfarin. I have recurrent UTIs and antibiotics don't work.
No: Anytime you take additional medication over-the-counter herbal with warfarin you need to consult with your doctor to see if it's safe ...Read more
How long do docs recommend I should I give home remedies to work before taking antibiotics for an uti?
No time at all: You need antibiotics to kill the bacteria causing a uti. There is no scientific evidence that any home remedies cure utis. Drinking lots of water & voiding frequently may eventually work because some bacteria just fail to continue multiplying/dividing after many generations. Please don't count on any documented UTI clearing up without antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm 38 & have been having constant UTI'S for over a yr. Doctors constantly prescribe different antibiotics. Nothing works for long.?
Urologic evaluation: You will need to see a urologist for recurrent UTI. Often times a source can be identified or a plan started to prevent additional infections. ...Read more
I have a UTI at work. I'm allergic to Azo. I just took 2 Cystex Plus. Please say I did the right thing. I have my antibiotics at home.
Ok to use cystex: It is O.K. to use cystex plus when you have urinary infection until you get your antibiotics. It helps with pain and may keep infection under control. ...Read more
I have been seen 3 times for the same uti. I've been on antibiotics and nothing works. I have white blood cells in it also. What is going on?
Going to fourth urologist tomorrow. No sex for three years due to pain afterwards/infect. Can't bathe or pain. 28 yrs. Many UTIs & antibiotics. HELP!
IC is hard to treat: My patients with IC say they have found useful recommendations at icnetwork. Com and IC-help. Com. Western medicine has not found any reliable method to treat this, and IC causes a lot of suffering that is difficult for others to understand, so even more frustrating for you. It seems what works is different in each patient and requires more than a single kind of treatment. Good luck ...Read more
Hi, I have been on my antibiotics for a kidney infection and UTI for three days, is it ok to have an alcoholic beverage?
Not a good idea!: Kidney infections are very serious. Your body needs to spend its energy fighting the infection. Do no impair its ability to do so by forcing it to deal with alcohol too! A drink is not worth the risk of worsening of the infection or slowing the response to treatment. Also, several antibiotics should not be taken with alcohol. Please hold off until you are completely well and infection free. ...Read more
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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