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Kidney Infection Antibiotics Not Working
Taking antibiotics for bladder infection, have sinus infection and anmox from previous illness will it hurt to take ammox & bactrum concurrently?
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Recurrent bladder and kidney infections. Kidney stones diognosed. Oral antibiotics no longer working, anything I can do?
Kidney stone infxn: Kidney and bladder stones can help infections because they can harbour the bacteria causing the infection. Once the antibiotic course finishes, the bacteria spring right out of these stone castles to re-establish the infection, with resistance to the antibiotics. Good to have stones broken up and eliminated. A urologist can help. Try to prevent stones from forming in the first place--drink water! ...Read more
Have a bladder infection. Cannot take cipro (ciprofloxacin) or sulfameth. Taking macrobid, but not working. Can you help me?
I have taken Doxycycline and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a sinus infection. It's not working. What antibiotic should we try now? Also lingering Bladder infection.
See your doctor: A new antibiotic probably wouldn't help. Sinus symptoms are mostly from inflammation causing swelling of sinus passages, regardless of the speciifc bacteria or infection. And almost all bacteria in true sinus infection would be covered by cipro, (ciprofloxacin) doxy, or both. Same for most causes of UTI (bladder infection). Bladder problem maybe vaginal yeast due to all the antibiotics. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: You can drink alcohol while on most antibiotics other than flagyl/metronidazole which can cause an antibuse like reaction. I would recommend that you only drink minimally if at all when ill and if you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until the infection has resolved. ...Read more
Depends: The best antibiotic for a urinary tract infection is based on the result of a culture and sensitivity testing of the urine. Empiric treatment is usually started with Amoxicillin or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) while awaiting culture results. Culture and sensitivity take about two days. ...Read more
Diagnosed with prostate infection. Took Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Still have bladder pain. Do I need more antibiotics?
Maybe...: Prostate infections are complex, with many causes. Some respond to antibiotics, others do not. When an antibiotic is needed, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) may or may not be the best choice, depending on which bacteria. And true prostatitis is uncommon at age 22. Some STDs (chlamydia, gonorrhea, NGU) are easily misdiagnosed as prostate but need different antibiotics. Complex situation: discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
I have uncomplicated UTI. Some bladder wall inflammation. Waiting to see urologist. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) makes me sick. Will amoxicillin work? Urine clear
Immune to oral antibiotics, weekly gentamiacin injections not killing kidney and bladder infections. Kidney stone removal far off, will that help?
Why is a urinary tract infection that started together with a vagina yeast infection treated with antibiotics? Isn't it fungal infection?
?two separate issues: A vaginal yeast infection can certainly irritate the area & that irritation can lead to a secondary invasion by germs that commonly hang around the genitals. The short distance between the pee outlet & the bladder makes women susceptible to invasion from the outside.Both the yeast & the germ would need separate rx. The best way to confirm a germ is involved is with a urine culture prior to rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin)flaxacin for bladder infection and now may have strep throat. Will the cipro (ciprofloxacin) cover strep or might i need another antibiotic?
Need confirmation: If you have developed a new infection while taking therapeutic amounts of an antibiotic, it is either viral, for which antibiotics are useless, or a bacteria unaffected by the medication you are taking.Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is seldom used for strep since the simple penicillin family is so effective & i find no listing of its use for strep. If you are concerned that it is strep, a simple ofice test can confirm it. ...Read more
Possible, not ideal: while clindamycin is a very potent antibiotic, it is usually more effective against gram-positive organisms that are not typically involved in bladder and urinary tract infections. ideally you should have a urine culture which identifies the organism and the cheapest and most effective anabiotic that can be used to treat it ...Read more
I have a sinus & bladder infection, antibiotics-cipro, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & doxy are not helping. what's next?
?????????: Are you using all these antibiotics all at once or one after the other. Has any cultures been done to determine what the bug is really sensitive to? That will usually take care of this problem unless you got another infection unrelated to the previous one . hope you feel better ...Read more
May be ineffective: There may be some wiggle room when considering the expiration date of meds, but the downside of using them past their expiration date is possible weakness in the preparation. Depending on the med, it could have no effect at all.The date is meant to assure the strength of the med will be maintained to that point. ...Read more
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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