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Will amoxicillin give you a urinary tract infection?

Will amoxicillin give you a urinary tract infection?

No: Ampicillin will not cause a urinary tract infection it occ is uesed to treat a UTI if the bacteria is sensative to penicllin. It may cause a secondary vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Can you take amoxicillin 500mg capsule for a urinary tract infection?

Can you take amoxicillin 500mg capsule for a urinary tract infection?

Not the best: Amoxicillin works best in upper respiratory infections. Plus if u have an old antibiotic laying around-not sure if this is the case? It can be expired-won't be effective and can change the bacterial symbiosis in u'r body over time-especially if people keep doing similar. This makes bacteria stronger and antibiotics won't work as well down the road. Short answer-please call u'r doc if u think UTI ...Read more

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Does augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause the symptoms on a urinary tract infection?

Does augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause the symptoms on a urinary tract infection?

Yeast?: Not sure. If you were taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and developed a subsequent yeast infection that can cause urethral inflammation and symptoms. Please discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Should I take amoxil 500 mg after taking ciprofloxacin 500 mg for my urinary tract infection? I had a urinary tract infection so the doctor gave me ciprofloxacin 500 mg to take for 3 days. I took the last pill this morning, however, I feel like I still ha

Not unless sensitive: Best management of a UTI is for dr to get urine sample for culture & sensitivities before antiantibiotics are taken. Patient can start antibiotics as soon as sample is taken. Result will be ready in 48 hrs. And show which antibiotics will be effective against bacteria causing your uti. If bacteria are resistant, as yours are, an appropriate antibiotic can be selected, usually not amoxil (amoxicillin). ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a urinary tract infection (uti)?

Antibiotics: 3-5 days of appropriate antibiotic treatment will cure a bladder infection, 7-14 days for a kidney infection. ...Read more

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What fruits are good for people with urinary tract infection besides cranberries?

What fruits are good for people with urinary tract infection besides cranberries?

Blueberries: Both blueberries and cranberries have a chemical that may play a role in preventing bacterial adhesion to the bladder cells. ...Read more

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What should ivtake as a medicine for a urinary tract infection. Now I started taking effervescent granules urinary alkalinizer 4 times a day. Is good?

What should ivtake as a medicine for a urinary tract infection. Now I started taking effervescent granules urinary alkalinizer 4 times a day. Is good?

UTI treatment: You need to have your urine cultured to see what bacterium (b) is causing your uti. Starting an antibiotic (a) without knowing what b caused your UTI and what a it's sensitive to is not a good practice. Taking granules to make your urine less acidic is also not a good idea. Bacteria are less likely to grow in a acidic environment. Making your urine less so will do nothing to help combat your uti. ...Read more

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What foods are good for helping people with urinary tract infection?

What foods are good for helping people with urinary tract infection?

< acid+ Avoid constipation + acid urine producing foods + beverages, thus raw apples, pears, plums, cherries+ berries are good. Avoid tomatoes, oranges + citrus fruit or drinks + firm baanas which constipate. Bland, baked, boiled, or steamed foods rather than fried + avoid spices. High fiber, non-processed foods like brown rice, whole grain bread, cauliflower, cabbage, beans etc + avoid constipation +germs. ...Read more

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Is it good to use urinary tract infection pills after sex to cleanse out your body?

Is it good to use urinary tract infection pills after sex to cleanse out your body?

SOMETIMES: Occassionally we prescribe antibiotics to prevent urinary infections but only when you see that you develop UTI after having sex or you are getting a lot of uti's. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are good for people with urinary tract infection besides cranberries?

Hydration is helpful: This helps flush out the bladder. It is reasonable to think that things that acidify the urine (like vit c) might be helpful but there reallly aren't any formal research studies that show effectiveness for other foods. ...Read more

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Are home remedies a good idea when getting rid of a urinary tract infection?

Not in my opinion: I believe the chances of the infection festering and becoming chronic in nature by innadequately treating with "home remedies" is increased. Best bet is get a urine culture and get treated with proper antimicrobials, . ...Read more

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Is uristat (phenazopyridine) good for pain from urinary tract infection?

Is uristat (phenazopyridine) good for pain from urinary tract infection?

Yes it is: Medication will turn your urine dark orange, this is normal. Can be taken for up to 5 days in a row if needed, stop if and when symptoms have gone. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are good for people with urinary tract infection?

Please suggest what foods are good for people with urinary tract infection?

Hydration is helpful: This helps flush out the bladder. It is reasonable to think that things that acidify the urine (like vit c) might be helpful but there reallly aren't any formal research studies that show effectiveness for other foods. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are good for people with urinary tract infection?

Water: Drink water, about 64 ozs a day to keep high urine flow rates. Cranberry juice purportedly helps but this has not been shown to be superior to antibiotics in medical studies. ...Read more

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Please describe a good natural way to cure a urinary tract infection at home?

Cranberry and fluid: Fluid hydration and frequent emptying of your bladder is the most important way to cure bladder infections at home. Cranberry concentrate pill will also help, acidifying the urine and preventing bacterial adherance to the bladder lining. If symptoms persist you should seek care from your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection and what are some good home remedies?

What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection and what are some good home remedies?

Burning, frequency,: Urgency, bloody or cloudy urine are symptoms of bladder infection. If you develop flank pain or fever, it is a potentially serious kidney infection. Once an infection is established, you need to take antibiotics instead of home remedies. See a doctor for urine tests and proper antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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I have a urinary tract infection and was prescribed Cipro. I’ve read scarey things about the side effects. Is there a good alternative?

I have a urinary tract infection and was prescribed Cipro. I’ve read scarey things about the side effects. Is there a good alternative?

Yes, several: The best drug is one that has a high cure rate for similar infections in your geographic area, minimal side effects, and is cost effective. Macrobid, Bactrim, Fosfomycin, and cephalexin are all reasonable alternatives. A urine culture is the best way to determine a good antibiotic choice, but cipro and its class aren’t recommended anymore unless you’ve no other reasonable alternative. ...Read more

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Does a urinary tract infection hurt?

Does a urinary tract infection hurt?

Not always: Most utis, in people with normal bladder sensation, hurt &/or cause burning on urination. Some are associated with pelic, suprapubic or back pain. Some utis are painless. ...Read more

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What can cause urinary tract infection?

3 ways: There are 3 ways that bacteria invade and infect the urinary tract, ascending, hematogenous and lymphatic spread. Ascending means bacteria ascend the urethra into the bladder. Hematogenous spread is when bacteria in the blood stream seed into the kidney tissue. Lymphatic spread is one way bacteria can get from the bladder into the kidney. The other is up the ureter. ...Read more

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How serious is a urinary tract infection?

How serious is a urinary tract infection?

It depends: Most infections are simple bladder infections, although sexually transmitted diseases (which can sometimes cause sterility or serious or overwhelming infection) can have similar symptoms. It is important to make sure that a urinary tract infection is not involving the kidneys, or leading to infection in the blood. ...Read more

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What can cause a urinary tract infection?

Many causes: Utis are caused by bacteria getting into bladder and multiplying. Bacteria can enter during sex and hence reason to urinate after sex. Toilet hygiene, not wiping front to back, also keeping thighs closed which traps urine in vagina. Bubble-bath and tubs rather than showers. Thong and non-cotton underwear. Constipation. Withholding urination, drinking too little or urinating often enough. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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


Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more