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Preventing Uti In The Elderly
What are pros & cons of long term antibiotics use to try to prevent UTI in elderly female with bladder prolapse.
Pros are it: Sometimes controls the problem( should get culture ; sensitivity before starting.) cons are developing allergy, loss of sensitivity to drug. ...Read more
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
Depends on cause: Treatment and prevention depends on the cause- find this out, you'll then be able to treat it. Some causes include:1.Diabetes (control blood sugars) 2.Anatomical issues (urologic intervention) or 3. Physiologic problem (meds or urology intervention). Some situations demand a doctor's expertise, others require prevention on your part (complete voiding, reduce risk of an std, voiding after sex). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Urinate after sex to eliminate bacteria reaching bladder during. Spread thighs widely when urinating & wipe front to back. Avoid or treat constipation. Cotton panties & no thongs. Shower rather than bathe & no bubble baths. Keep hydrated and avoid delaying urination. Cranberry juice, gelcaps or tabs can help to avoid bacteria adhering to bladder lining.Avoid xs caffeine or acid producing beverages. ...Read more
Would you recommend antibacterial wipes to help prevent utis? How and when should one use them? Which brand?
No: Cranberry pills and making sure u go to the bathroom right after intercourse assuming you are sexually active and sometimes u need to take low dose antibiotics continually if u are getting a lot of them or 1 dose after intercourse to prevent utis so please see your gyn and u may need referral to a urologist but no wipes as that those could be very irritattive to the urethra. ...Read more
Recurrent UTIs: Having more then two urinary tract infections a year is a pain. Usually an evaluation for this involves cystoscopy to look for a physical reason. If there isn't a physical reason there are few medication management possibilities. 1) pre-prescribed as needed antibiotic use for symptoms/activities 2) alternative monthly between two antibiotics. 3) other options too. Talk to your doctor about them. ...Read more
Can my husband give me a uti? Everyttime we have intercorse i end up getting a uti? If not how to prevent a uti?
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