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Medicine For Urinary Tract Infection
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
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
Not really: Increase fluids and follow symptoms. If not improved in a couple of days, call your doctor as a short course of antibiotics is usually curative very quickly. ...Read more
Your doctor: The correct ;medication for your situation is best obtained via your doctor. ...Read more
Antibiotics, water: If you have a urinary tract infection, you need an appt/consult with a doctor to prescribe antibiotics. In the meantime, increase your water intake. There have been some studies that suggest that cranberry juice helps prevent bacteria from causing these infections, so consider 100% cranberry juice (read the label -- many have other juices as well). ...Read more
What are the causes of a urinary tract infection and what kind of medicine can I take for the pain?
Multiple causes: Most urinary infections are bacterial. Some are ascending infections through the urethra, especially in women, other are due to seeding of the kidney through blood. Some urinary infections are prompted by obstruction to the flow of urine. The medicine needs to be tailored to the organism causing the infection and it is not a matter for self-care. Please see your doctor for proper antibiotic. ...Read more
Had a urinary tract infection, took medicine for that. Now I keep having burning what is causing that? What is causing the discomfort?
Continued: Continued burning could mean that your infection did not clear up from the antibiotic, or it could be that you have another type of infection or a yeast infection. You should be re-evaluated by your doctor. If you get pain, vomiting, or fever then you will need an emergency evaluation. ...Read more
I am a man of 45years and have prolong urinary tract infection with staph aureus. What drugs should I use to eradicate it totally? .
Will a urinary tract infection and/or OTC medications for UTI affect a urinalysis drug screen in any way?
No: A drug screen is not effected by a urinary infection or usual otc medications. ...Read more
Very unlikely: Recurrent uti's occur but a permanent UTI is very unlikely. Other diseases can mimic a UTI such as interstitial cystitis, polycystic kidney disease, lithium toxicity, sarcoidosis, & bladder cancer. Patients with prior surgery, retained surgical material, stents, kidney stones or abscess may require long term antibiotics for treatment & suppression. A specialist can sort out these problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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