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Could sumycin (tetracycline) antibiotics cure a lower UTI infection (urethra)?

Could sumycin (tetracycline) antibiotics cure a lower UTI infection (urethra)?

Depends on organism: Sometimes tetracycline can treat a UTI. Please check with your doctor. Don't just take old meds that are lying around. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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


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Best antibiotic for urinary tract infection in male before urine culture sensitivity.

Best antibiotic for urinary tract infection in male before urine culture sensitivity.

Here are some ...: Before taking antibiotics, a detailed general / urinary history and urinalysis are minimally required for suspecting UTI if you have not had recurrent UTI. But, if you know when a UTI is coming by history after prior evaluation, both nitofurantoin & sulf/trimethorpim remain the most practical yet effective drugs for everyday UTI without antibiotics overuse / abuse. Ask Doc for detail. ...Read more

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32 y/o female, symptoms of UTI including urgency, urethral discomfort, flank pain. Urine negative, no retention. Rx Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS. PMH pyelo x2. Ideas?

32 y/o female, symptoms of UTI including urgency, urethral discomfort, flank pain. Urine negative, no retention. Rx Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS. PMH pyelo x2. Ideas?

HC of pyelonephritis: When you are told that the urine test was - it just means it did not grow on the culture media that they chose to grow on. Try taking Ellura, a cranberry extract which prevents the bacteria from attaching to your bladder wall. It's not an antibiotic but it works quite well. ...Read more

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Can I take erythromycin antibiotics for urinary tract infection.?

Can I take erythromycin antibiotics for urinary tract infection.?

Only if sensitive: Ereythromycin is virtually never used for UTIs except in rare cases of culture proven staphloccocal, streptococcocal or enterococcal UTIs sensitive to Erythromycin & resistant to Amoxicillin ...Read more

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Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Go to Urologist: I assume you have have been tested for all organisms and taken the appropriate amount of antibiotics for time as directed by the Doctor who gave them to you. Plumbing problem. You may have a Vesicoureteral reflux the retrograde passage of urine from the bladder into the upper urinary tract. This can be diagnosed by either a contrast voiding cystourethrogram or radionuclide cystogram. ...Read more

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Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) a stong antibiotic?

Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) a stong antibiotic?

Strong ?: Antibiotics are neither week or strong.They are either narrow spectrum (only good to kill a few germs) or broad spectrum (kills a lot of types of germs). Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a intermediate to broad in its spectrum, yet it does not kill all germs that cause infections. ...Read more

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Uti uncomplicated klebsiella o. 1 day of cipro (ciprofloxacin) = hives and diarrhea. Doctor switched me to suprax since culture showed it effective. Is suprax 'safe'?

Uti uncomplicated klebsiella o. 1 day of cipro (ciprofloxacin) = hives and diarrhea. Doctor switched me to suprax since culture showed it effective. Is suprax 'safe'?

Safety of suprax (cefixime): Yes, suprax (cefixime) is safe. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic. Interestingly, it was not used for many years because of antibiotic resistance. Recently it has proven itself and for your situation it sounds like a reasonable choice. ...Read more

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Treated 2 weeks doxy 1 gram azithromycin for pos. chlamydia. Now neg. Urethral itching, discharge when squeezed, urinary urgency persist. Moxifloxacin?

Treated 2 weeks doxy 1 gram azithromycin for pos. chlamydia. Now neg. Urethral itching, discharge when squeezed, urinary urgency persist. Moxifloxacin?

You should get tests: For other possible causes of urethritis or urinary infection. If you are not circumcised, it's possible that you may have local yeast overgrowth causing irritation. Especially since you were on medication that would not cure all potential causes of urethritis or all sexually transmitted infection, you may need more tests and treatment. Avoid sex until your doc says you're OK, and partner treated. ...Read more

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E coli UTI i had culture: started with ofloxacin (bad 2 effects) then cefixime & fosfomicine, still burning now 1g ceftriaxone cefixime nitrofurantoin

E coli UTI i had culture: started with ofloxacin (bad 2 effects) then cefixime & fosfomicine, still burning now 1g ceftriaxone cefixime nitrofurantoin

Resistance?: Those are very strong antibiotics. The bacteria in the culture may be resistant to multiple drugs. Check with your doctor if symptoms don't improve. ...Read more

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10yr old burn&itch vaginal/anal, no pain urinating.vaginal swab=mod gram+cocci.many gram+bacilli,few neg grm bacilli,isol flora. high leukocytes urine?

10yr old burn&itch vaginal/anal, no pain urinating.vaginal swab=mod gram+cocci.many gram+bacilli,few neg grm bacilli,isol flora. high leukocytes urine?

Local yeast infection: some time local yeast infection may cause anal and/or vaginal itching. Monistate local cream application may help. If there is high leukocyte count in urine, she needs a urine culture to make sure there is no urinary tract infection (UTI) ...Read more

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48 white male severe dysuria, moderate hematuria x 4wks. Failed bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) doxycycline, rapiflo. Cysto:thickening anterior bladder wall; cause?

48 white male severe dysuria, moderate hematuria x 4wks. Failed bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) doxycycline, rapiflo. Cysto:thickening anterior bladder wall; cause?

Regroup: Regroup and review the data. A careful review of the upper urinary tract imaging and bladder biopsy/cytology/fish studies should be reviewed. You may need to be re-studied, have new cultures done, etc in order to find your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Just treated for bacterial orchitis (testicle infection) took cipro, (ciprofloxacin)macrobid, doxycline, full courses. Testicle is still moderately hard/ bulges out.

Just treated for bacterial orchitis (testicle infection) took cipro, (ciprofloxacin)macrobid, doxycline, full courses. Testicle is still moderately hard/ bulges out.

Consider ultrasound : If you had orchitis sometimes takes weeks for hardness to resolve after treatment but I would recommend a testicular ultrasound especially if between ages 20-40 to be sure no other underlying reason for testicular firmness and swelling ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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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


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