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Sinus Infection And 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
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
I'm on amoxicillin for a sinus infection. I feel like I have a bladder infection. Is that possible?
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
I am taking a Z pak for sinus infection, think I may also have a bladder infection. will the azithromycin help?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I'm just wondering, if you want to join the marine corps, will a urinary tract infection disqualify you?
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
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
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