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How can you treat UTI infection naturally, without going to the doctor and receiving antibiotics?

How can you treat UTI infection naturally, without going to the doctor and receiving antibiotics?

There isn't anything: Reliable, but you can try drinking more fluids to help flush the bladder. Sometimes the symptoms will go away. If they don't improve on a day or two, go see your health care provider. ...Read more

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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Can i treat my UTI without going to the doctor?

UTI: Would strongly recommend that you not do this. Antibiotics are dispensed by prescription and you should be examined before being treated. How would you treat it otherwise? ...Read more

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I have some UTI symptoms. Can i treat this without going to the doctor?

I have some UTI symptoms. Can i treat this without going to the doctor?

Yes: There are a number of over the counter herbs and supplements that may help if taken early enough or there are foods to avoid if they cause symptoms to flair. An old standby (if not allergic) is called azo. Not enough space to name all that have had claims of helping. Do not ignore if no fast reponse or if fever. If recurrent, more than 3 in 6 months further eval rec. ...Read more

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Helow doctor. how UTI can be treated?

Helow doctor. how UTI can be treated?

UTIs are usually : treated with antibiotics, after a urinalysis and culture is done. sometimes drinking more frequent amts of water to wash bladder helps but usually a medication is indicated ...Read more

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Can a UTI be treated without seeing a doctor?

Can a UTI be treated without seeing a doctor?

No: You need a prescription for an antibiotic and urine culture to sent with physical exam prior to it in the physician office. If you leave it untreated, simple UTI may lead to more serious complications, such as urosepsis. ...Read more

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I live in toronto. Doctors can't treat my UTI since 2009. Found enterococcus, used amoxicillin over and over. Who can help me in ny state or close?

I live in toronto. Doctors can't treat my UTI since 2009. Found enterococcus, used amoxicillin over and over. Who can help me in ny state or close?

Culture+sensitivity: Enterococcus utis can be a very difficult to treat if caused by a vancomycin resistant strain. Many labs do not do sensitivity testing on +ve enterococcus urine culture because most respond to amoxicillin, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) + nitrofurantoin. So sensitivity testing of culture must be requested. Your utis may be complex. Have u seen a urologist? Toronto has superb urologists, should be no need to go south. ...Read more

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What to do if i found out i had a UTI caused by proteus mirabilis. My doctor said my boyfriend doesn't need to be treated?

What to do if i found out i had a UTI caused by proteus mirabilis. My doctor said my boyfriend doesn't need to be treated?

Correct: Proteus is normal body flora that just somehow overgrew. The same is true of other urinary tract infections. Vigorous sexual activity increases the risk for a woman to get a bacterial urinary tract infection, but the partner need not be treated. ...Read more

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Reuccerrent UTI with ecoli. If stop Dmannose again culture positive with high ecoli,no symptoms. Doctors treat but not able to find root cause.

Reuccerrent UTI with ecoli. If stop Dmannose again culture positive with high ecoli,no symptoms. Doctors treat but not able to find root cause.

Colonization?: Women have higher risk for UTI than men, due to short urethra. You can decrease your risk by making sure you are well hydrated, wash properly after a BM, urinate and wash after intercourse. Urine culture positive is not a diagnosis for UTI. You might have colonization rather than infection. The distinction is not made based on having or not symptoms, but by the urinalysis results. ...Read more

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What are signs of a UTI in a 17m old girl? If she has one, do I need to get her in to see a doctor or can I treat it at home? If so, how?

What are signs of a UTI in a 17m old girl? If she has one, do I need to get her in to see a doctor or can I treat it at home? If so, how?

See doctor: Should see doctor. You do not want to damage kidneys. Urine culture will make sure proper organism treated. Many times in this age there are issues with reflux from the bladder to kidneys which can affect function of kidneys. Severity and number of infections also enter into workup and diagnosis. Sometimes VCUG (fluoroscopic bladder study) and ultrasound of kidneys may need to be performed. ...Read more

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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