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Treating A Uti Without Antibiotics
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
Some anecdotal...: Some have claim for years that cranberry juice could help fight a UTI due to changes in your bladder tissue that do not allow bacteria to grow as they need to. However, there is no clear scientific prove of this. Many healthy people's bodies fight the infection on its own but that is impossible to predict so in order to avoid complications antibiotics are recommended if having symptoms of UTI. ...Read more
How can you treat UTI infection naturally, without going to see the doctor and getting antibiotics?
Yes no : First thing you do is to drink plenty of fluids. It may help your symptoms of uti. You need to see a doctor to make sure that you do have UTI by having a urine culture done , if the urine culture is positive then you must take antebiotics however in many cases there are symptoms of UTI but the culture is negative then you don't have to take any antibiotics. ...Read more
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
Had 7 courses of antibiotics in 8 weeks to treat UTI none of which have worked? Are all these antibiotics damaging my body?
Can I treat myself for a UTI with antibiotics if I knwo the procedures from someone who has been treated with the same already?
No: You should not and cannot prescribe antibiotics to yourself. A physician has to do this. Also, the doctor has to actually diagnose you with a urinary tract infection. Different antibiotics kill different kinds of bacteria. So a physician will be able to help determine what kind of antibiotic is appropriate. ...Read more
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