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Self Help Uti
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
No: For many years, it was believed that cranberry juice could help prevent urinary tract infections. However, more recent research in the past 10 years shows that it has no effect. If you like cranberry juice, drink it as much as you like. But neither juice nor cranberry pills will prevent UTI, so don't waste your money. ...Read more
Speak to a doctor: Any awareness of feelings about hurting oneself should be followed up immediately by seeing a mental health professional. If it is easier to first talk to your family doctor that can be the first step. In an emergency you can go to the hospital or call 911 Remember treatment works and you shouldn't have to be alone with thoughts about self harm. Get help before you act on such thoughts. ...Read more
Some will But: You need to use Zithromax or an antibiotic from Tetracycline group for treating chlamydia as a first line antibiotics according to cdc But some antibiotics used for UTI listed below can also be used as second line Ofloxacin Levofloxacin Are also effective and Amoxicillin is indicated for treatment of Chlamydia during pregnancy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is possible: Risks have been identified and include mild gas and bloating, possible bacterial infection and possible overstimulation of the immune system in families with infants, the cost and taste may be prohibitive as well more serious concerns are potential changes in growth parameters of infants with large amounts of probiotic supplementation, unhealthy changes in metabolism. ...Read more
No need to separate: Best to deal with all as they are each so closely inter-related. ...Read more
If you are engaging: In self harm please look into getting help now. Self mutilation may distract you from your emotional pain but it will not solve problems and can lead to serious medical problems. Please consider looking into dialectical behavioral therapy (a form of cognitive behavioral therapy), . ...Read more
Yes: Impetigo is a skin infection caused by staph or strep. This infection is quite common in children. Mild cases can be treated with topical antibiotic creams but more severe cases may require oral antibiotics. Impetigo is contagious, particularly if you touch the fluid that oozes from the sores. Make sure you practice good hand washing if you come in contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I think I have a UTI, on carbimazole for 14 months, do I still need to see a doctor for infection or is it ok to self treat?
Please: do see a medical provider if you believe that you have a urinary tract infection. Take care. ...Read more
Every time i pee it hearts if i don't push it comes by it self but when i push it will hurt no UTI privet burns i'm very anxious?
It just started yesterday. And has been hurting ever since. Burning while urinating, does not hurt to wipe or touch or even wash my self. I have had a UTI in the pass. Since then it's hard to hold my bladder, as well as using the restroom frequently.
Father has recurrent infections of UTI as he does self cath for a neurogenic bladder. Are his kidneys getting damaged?
I'm 48 & self catheterising. Suffer from regular uti. Allergic to nearly all oral antibiotics. I'm very distressed.is there a vaccine against E. coli ?
Unfortunately, no,: there is not. Have you discussed all options for medications with your own doctor? Hope things get better for you. ...Read more
Klebsiella p? 2 uti's since jan. W/small amts k.P. Took 10 days suprax (cefixime). Does this reduce k.P. In stool? Wear pads for urine leaks. Contaminating self? How to prevent uti's? W/u's = aging skin only.
Urine cultures: You mentioned a bowel resection prior, and on recent antibiotics. Frequently this can cause changes in normal bowel flora and make a contaminated urine culture seem positive if not under appropriate symptoms. As we get older, can lose bladder tone and not completely empty the bladder with urination, which predisposes to uti. It is always best to stay off antibiotics if able. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several possible: Causes including having sex or having a short urethra or having a stone in the bladder for instance. Several ways to decrease frequent bladder infections are to void immediately after sex, increase water intake, decrease or stop soda pop, cranberry supplements. If this doesn't help see a doctor. ...Read more
Varies.: The length of time it takes to clear a urinary tract infection depends on the burden of the infection & how quickly appropriate antibiotics are started. Uncomplicated utis are treated with 3 days of antibiotics, and symptoms subside quickly and usually disappear by 7 days. Complicated utis including kidney infection, foreign bodies, and resistant organisms will increase the duration of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When treated....: Since uti's are painful, effective therapy can alleviate the symptom of pain/burning on urination within a day. However, other symptoms, depending on the severity of infection, may take up to a week (fever, malaise) or so to abate (eg.Flank pain).If symptoms are gone in a few days, it is important to complete the prescribed course! or else you risk getting a recurrence of the infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes...: The usual suspect/cause of UTI such as e. Coli, klebsiella, saprophyticus type of bacteria will not be an issue. In rare instance, chlamydia/gonorrhea etc...Can cause UTI symptoms in females and these certainly can be transmitted to males, and vice versa. So, better practice is to use protection such as condoms or wait until your trouble is fully treated. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: If the offending bacteria for UTI is sensitive to the antibiotics used, you should feel progressively much better within 1-3 days after its use. If not, reevaluation for diagnostic accuracy or others should be sought by analyzing the quality, quantity, & sequence of events of all symptoms after antibiotics, conducting physicals, & test urine, etc. so to redirect the care... So, be followed closely ...Read more
Urinalysis and: Urine culture. Positive nitrite test on urine indicates high probability of a uti. Bacteria can be seen by performing microscopy on a spun specimen of urine. Urine culture from a clean mid void specimen that grows >50, 000 colonies/ml of a single organism is a very reliable test. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: For an 18-y-o man, one has to assure if your urinary symptoms results from bacterial UTI or STD-related urethritis by detailed history stressing sequence of events + right timely testing. If from bacterial UTI, it should be still considered as a case of complicated UTI foe which a comprehensive evaluation to unveil its underlying causes should be sought. More? Seek urologist timely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are some ...: Clinically, if the suffering from UTI fails to improve and go away after taking antibiotics (if effective), it's time for re-evaluation with further reviewing Hx + exams + tests as needed so to assure the original Dx was correct & bug is sensitive tt Rx; then further care can be modified to suit the right direction of care for your personal conditions... So, go to be re-evaluated timely as advised ...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