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I was wondering what are some things you can do at home to ease the pain of bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

I was wondering what are some things you can do at home to ease the pain of bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Are you taking: Antibiotics? I trust that you saw your doctor and have been prescribed proper antibiotics that you are taking. After that you need to drink plenty of water and you can take over the counter pain medication for pain relief. If the pain persists for more than a day or so, please contact your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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I'm on amoxicillin for a sinus infection. I feel like I have a bladder infection. Is that possible?

I'm on amoxicillin for a sinus infection. I feel like I have a bladder infection. Is that possible?

Yes: You could have a bladder infection with a bacteria or yeast that is resistant to Amoxicillin .
Note antibiotics are no longer recommended for sinusitis unless it is very prolonged or severe. Most cases will resolve without antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a sinus infection and a gall bladder infection?

Anyone know what is a sinus infection and a gall bladder infection?

Two organs: Sinuses are around nose on face. Gallbladder is on under surface of liver and stores bile , infection of gallbladder is called cholecystitis and other on sinusitis. ...Read more

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I have had a bad sinus infection for weeks. i was put on Cipro (ciprofloxacin). then I developed a bladder infection so I was switched to Bactrim. then put on doxy?

I have had a bad sinus infection for weeks.  i was put on Cipro (ciprofloxacin).  then I developed a bladder infection so I was switched to Bactrim.  then put on doxy?

Clarify the question: To be put on antibiotics for prolonged periods is not ideal but necessary if medical condition demands it. Hope you feel better to get some antibiotic-free time to enjoy life! ...Read more

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I am taking a Z pak for sinus infection, think I may also have a bladder infection. will the azithromycin help?

I am taking a Z pak for sinus infection, think I may also have a bladder infection. will the azithromycin help?

NO: Bladder infection yield to different antibiotic.
Whoever prescribed the Z-pack can easily call for you something like Bactrim-DS :one tab 2 times a day for one week.
If you get bladder infection,try drinking cranberry juice in am & in pm ...Read more

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How can I cure a urinary tract infection?

How can I cure a urinary tract infection?

Antibiotics: From your doctor. She wil want a urine sample. ...Read more

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How can I cure my urinary tract infection?

How can I cure my urinary tract infection?

Antibiotics + fluids: Most reliable and fastest way to cure a UTI is with antibiotics, long-acting Nitrofurantoin macrocrystals (macrobid) twice daily with food or milk, trrimethoprim-sulfa ds (bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra) or Ciprofloxacin (cipro) are all effective providing the bacterial organism is sensitive. Also drink lots of water to flush ou the bugs. I do not recommend cranberry juice or capsules or other herbs alone. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a urinary tract infection?

How do I know if I have a urinary tract infection?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. ...Read more

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How to know if I have got urinary tract infection?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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How to know if I have got urinary tract infection?

Usually,....: Usually, the combination of a detailed hx, urinalysis with or without urine culture, and response to antibiotics even if empirically treated can accurate tell if one indeed has uti. More questions? Ask doc timely. ...Read more

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How to tell if I've got a urinary tract infection?

How to tell if I've got a urinary tract infection?

UTI: The surest way to know if you have a urinary tract infection is to have your urine checked. There are urine dipsticks that can detect infection. The symptoms of a UTI can include painful urination, feeling like you have to urinate often, but only passing a very small amount of urine, and urgently feeling like you have to urinate. It can get worse from there. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a urinary tract infection?

How can I tell if I have a urinary tract infection?

Urinalysis, also C&S: Dipstick urine test containing nitrite reagent is quite reliable in demonstrating presence of uti, bacteria can actually be seen in urine by microscopy. Urine can and should be cultured to identify bacterial species and antibiotics to which the bacteria are sensitive. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a urinary tract infection?

Re-ask & clarify: If the symptoms are provided, the panel of doctors would be able to advise you if symptoms are c/w uti. Please reask & clarify. ...Read more

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What should I do about this urinary tract infection?

What should I do about this urinary tract infection?

Get it treated.: Please get this treated, because if it is not, it could progress to pyelonephritis and damage your kidneys. It can also lead to cystitis or bladder infection and might even get in the bloodstream, resulting in sepsis. The standard antibiotic is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or tmp-smx. Others, like aminoglycosides and cephalosporins are also used. See your doctor and get treated asap. ...Read more

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What to do if I have suspected urinary tract infection?

Treatment of UTI: The first thing you need to do is to diagnose a UTI. This is done with a urine culture ordered by a physician (P) followed by antibiotics ordered by the U. If your culture is negative, you do not have one. See a P for the answer to your question. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat an awfull urinary tract infection?

See a doctor: Have it diagnosed; get a prescription for an antibiotic if the doctor deems it necessary; drink adequate water. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an ongoing urinary tract infection?

What should I do if I have an ongoing urinary tract infection?

Get evaluated: A key point s to make sure that symptoms are truly caused by infection by getting urine cultured to document presence of bacteria. If UTIs are proven, then imaging tests should be done to rule out the presence of kidney stones or dilation of the kidneys, both of which can contribute to infection. A cystoscopy (look into bladder) should be done to assess for bladder abnormalities. See urologist ...Read more

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Could I have some information regarding a urinary tract infection?

Here are some ...: The UTI-related information abounds in the Internet by typing in the key words such as diagnosis & treatment of UTI and you may pick those from www.CDC,gov or www.webmd.com to look over and expand to explore UTI-related info galore. Best wishes ... ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are my urinary tract infection symptoms different?

The organisms: Are different. Each organism can behave differently. Usually they cause burning, pain, frequency, malodor. But you can have any combination or even no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a bladder or urinary tract infection?

How to tell if I have a bladder or urinary tract infection?

Urinalysis, also C&S: Symptoms of burning pain with and frequency of urination common with uti. Also foul smelling urine &/or pelvic or flank pain. Dipstick urine test containing nitrite reagent is quite reliable in demonstrating presence of uti, bacteria can actually be seen in urine by microscopy. Urine can and should be cultured to identify bacterial species and antibiotics to which the bacteria are sensitive. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a urinary tract infection?

How can I get rid of a urinary tract infection?

Needs to be treated: If you have a urinary tract infection, it needs to be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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


Dr. James Lin
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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