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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Antibiotics For Urinary Tract Infection

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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 there be an over-the-counter way to cure a urinary tract infection?

Can there be an over-the-counter way to cure a urinary tract infection?

Maybe: Many utis resolve without antibiotics. Use a urinary symptom relief medication over the counter, such as azo, and increase you water intake. If symptoms do not resolve in 2-3 days, can you doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter way to treat a urinary tract infection?

What is the best over-the-counter way to treat a urinary tract infection?

Fluid and cranberry : Serious urinary tract infections (UTI) require antibiotics. However, many people have asymptomatic utis or symptomatic ones that go away without intervention. If you drink plenty of fluid and have frequent urination to flush out bacteria and decrease urine stasis, it decreases the risk of infection. Cranberry juice has been shown to help decrease UTI as well, but not perfect. ...Read more

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How do I treat urinary tract infection with home remedies or over-the-counter meds?

Depends: Urinary tract infections (UTI) should be diagnosed by a health care professional. Uti is a generic term that can refer to infections anywhere in the urinary tract. However, most people use the term UTI to refer to infection of the bladder only. Bladder infections usually require antibiotics, but if it is an early infection, frequent urination (aided by increased fluid intake) might suffice. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best over-the-counter way to treat a urinary tract infection?

Could you tell me what's the best over-the-counter way to treat a urinary tract infection?

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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How soon after finishing my anitibiotics for a urinary tract infection can I have sex?

How soon after finishing my anitibiotics for a urinary tract infection can I have sex?

I believe anytime: Unless there is a specific issue with your condition, the type of antibiotic you are using or some very unusual problem, taking antibiotics should not preclude one from having intercourse. If a vaginal or penile condom is used, i cannot think of a reason otherwise. Take the antibiotics as prescribed and take care of yourself. See your doctor otherwise (call or return to clinic). ...Read more

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How soon after I finish my anitibiotics for a urinary tract infection can I have sex again?

How soon after I finish my anitibiotics for a urinary tract infection can I have sex again?

When you feel like : It. Just be on the lookout for a recurrence so that you may treat it promptly if it happens. ...Read more

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What over the counter treatments are there for urinary tract infections?

What over the counter treatments are there for urinary tract infections?

None...: Do you really have UTIs? If so, is it diagnosed by urinary symptoms (Sx) alone or by Sx + urinalysis/ urine culture? There has been no OTC antibiotics for UTI, but nowadays, the OTC pill containing cranberry extract has been touted to suppress UTI-related bugs, and phenazopyridine-containing pill may help sooth urinary irritation. So, no real antibiotics avails for UTI in the US. ...Read more

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What can I do about an urinary tract infection?

What can I do about an urinary tract infection?

C Dr 4 antibiotics: See your dr. Get urine tested asap, drink lots of water & take prescribed antibiotics.. ...Read more

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Does urinary tract infection clear up on its own?

Does urinary tract infection clear up on its own?

Maybe: Many utis resolve without antibiotics. Use a urinary symptom relief medication over the counter, such as azo, and increase you water intake. If symptoms do not resolve in 2-3 days, can you doctor. ...Read more

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What are home remedies to urinary tract infection?

What are home remedies to urinary tract infection?

Fluids + void often: Drink lots of water and empty your bladder frequently. Cranberry juice can help, but, antibiotics are the best way to treat a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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How do they fix or cure a urinary tract infection ?

Depends: Usually antibiotics. If due to e coli bacteria, d mannose can be helpful. Cranberry juice can be helpful. Do not let bladder infection go untreated as it can turn into a kidney infection. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Tell me how do you catch a urinary tract infection?

Tell me how do you catch a urinary tract infection?

More than one way: Bacteria may reach urinary bladder by traveling up the urethra, especially in women. Wipe front to back to reduce risk. Damage to urethra, e.G with sex may predispose; empty your bladder after sex; drink plenty of water to flush the system. Bacterial may seed the kidney from blood in both men and women. Presence of stones and obstruction to flow of urine also predispose to infection. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about a urinary tract infection?

Here are some ...: Seek pro-evaluation to define if your UTI is uncomplicated or complicated & be counseled for some work-up including imaging studies & cystourethroscopy if complicated and for possible self-detection with self-treatment under professional supervision if uncomplicated. So, work closely with Doc so to define how to manage UTI more safely and effectively. ...Read more

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How do i know when my urinary tract infection is gone.

How do i know when my urinary tract infection is gone.

Symptoms: assuming you were given antibiotics, completion of the full course of antibiotics and resolution of the symptoms should indicate that the infection has cleared. If symptoms persist a repeat culture would be indicated ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection affect any other organs?

Yes: Urinary tract infection can affect urethra, bladder, ureters, kidneys, prostate gland, epididymis (which sits on top of testis) and testis. Severe kidney infections can spill bacteria into the blood stream and thus be transported anywhere in the body including brain. ...Read more

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Symptoms of male urinary tract infection besides pain?

Symptoms of male urinary tract infection besides pain?

See below:: Frequent urination, strong, persistent urge to urinate (urgency), burning or tingling sensation during or just after urination (dysuria), low-grade fever, cloudy urine with a strong odor, blood in urine. For more info see: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/bladder-infection/ho00022. ...Read more

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What to take for urinary tract infection after 2 weeks?

Treated?: Have you already been treated for two weeks, and it's persistent? Or, you've had symptoms for two weeks? In either case, pop in to your primary care doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more