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Cure for UTI without antibiotics ?

Cure for UTI without antibiotics ?

Antibiotics: The only proven cure for a bacterial urinary tract infection is antibiotics ...Read more

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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


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How is a UTI treated without antibiotics?

How is a UTI treated without antibiotics?

Use antibiotics: I am sure that every UTI throughout history was not treated with antibiotics and somehow we survive. The risk of not treating is substantial as kidneys can be damaged permanently or infection can spread to the blood making us critically ill. Cranberry juice and increased fluids may help but get on antibiotics when you really need them, like with a uti. ...Read more

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Could sumycin (tetracycline) antibiotics cure a lower UTI infection (urethra)?

Could sumycin (tetracycline) antibiotics cure a lower UTI infection (urethra)?

Depends on organism: Sometimes tetracycline can treat a UTI. Please check with your doctor. Don't just take old meds that are lying around. ...Read more

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What antibiotics are prescribed for kidney infection?

What antibiotics are prescribed for kidney infection?

Depends: The best antibiotic for a urinary tract infection is based on the result of a culture and sensitivity testing of the urine. Empiric treatment is usually started with Amoxicillin or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) while awaiting culture results. Culture and sensitivity take about two days. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin treat an UTI infection?

Can amoxicillin treat an UTI infection?

UTI: Amoxicillin can treat an UTI. There is a wide variety of suitable antibiotics. Appropriate antibiotics are dependent on what you can tolerate and what is appropriate for the organism causing the infection. Evaluation by your doctor will help determine this for you. ...Read more

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How effective are bactrim or cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a UTI ?

How effective are bactrim or cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a UTI ?

Effective antibiotic: It depends on what organism is causing your urinary tract infection (uti). The best way to find out what antibiotic is effective is to go to your physician and have a culture and sensitivity (c&s) ordered on your urine. Once the c&s is returned, you can tell if you're on the proper antibiotic, or need another one to successfully treat it. ...Read more

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How effective are antibiotics for treating a kidney infection?

How effective are antibiotics for treating a kidney infection?

UTI: Only way to treat if infected and the culture documents it is susceptible to this abiotic. ...Read more

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How can I cure bladder infection without antibiotics?

How can I cure bladder infection without antibiotics?

You probably cannot: Cystitis is usually treated with antibiotics for a short period. Would not trust otc products or "natural" remedies. ...Read more

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Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotics work for everyone to treat uti?

Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotics  work for everyone to treat uti?

UTI Treatment: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic commonly used to treat urinary tract infections. Sometimes you can have an infection with a bacteria that is resistant to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Do not share your antibiotics and do take someone else's antibiotics. ...Read more

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Taking antibiotics for bladder infection, have sinus infection and anmox from previous illness will it hurt to take ammox & bactrum concurrently?

Taking antibiotics for bladder infection, have sinus infection and anmox from previous illness will it hurt to take ammox & bactrum concurrently?

No: No, but since they both have good (and somewhat overlapping) spectrums of activity, you likely will not need two antibiotics at the same time. Consider at least culturing your uti, especially if you are prone to recurrent infections - it may help identify a source...... ...Read more

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Can recurrent UTI and frequent antibiotic treatment lead to super antibiotic-resistant utis?

Can recurrent UTI and frequent antibiotic treatment lead to super antibiotic-resistant utis?

Antibiotic resist: Yes. The increasingly common practice of treating "urinary tract infections" empirically without organism identification by culture and sensitivity is largely responsible for this. When treating empiically, one tends to prescribe the broadest spectrum antibiotics to cover all possibilities. Frequent use of these super antibiotics induces bacterial resistance to multiple antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to treat an ear infection without cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

How to treat an ear infection without cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

I assume you..: Are talking about an external ear infection and referring to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) drops. If so, a 50:50 mixture of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol works well for killing bacteria and fungus. I recommend using it twice a day and flushing the canal with peroxide at the end of the day. If that doesn't improve things over a 3 to 4 day period you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take erythromycin antibiotics for urinary tract infection.?

Can I take erythromycin antibiotics for urinary tract infection.?

Only if sensitive: Ereythromycin is virtually never used for UTIs except in rare cases of culture proven staphloccocal, streptococcocal or enterococcal UTIs sensitive to Erythromycin & resistant to Amoxicillin ...Read more

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Are there risks taking unprescribed antibiotics to treat bacteria infection?

Are there risks taking unprescribed antibiotics to treat bacteria infection?

YES!: All drugs (even common antibiotics) can cause idiosyncratic drug reactions that might make a person ill, so keep that in mind. It is also possible that a specific non-prescribed antibiotic may not cover the specific type of infection, so it is good to have a healthcare provider decide what drug would be best to treat any specific infection. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics for a UTI help chlamydia?

Will antibiotics for a UTI help chlamydia?

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 more

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Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic effective in treating a tooth infection?

Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic effective in treating a tooth infection?

Not a normal med: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can be effective, but it is far down on the list of first choices for a dental infection. There are other antibiotics much more suited to dental bacteria. Your dentist should be able to check your medical history and get you a medication that will work better. Please get treatment as well, antibiotics are short term solutions and cannot reach bacteria inside a tooth. ...Read more

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Docs, could a bacterial throat infection be cured without taking antibiotics?

Yes but risky: Say you were on a deserted island and developed a throat infection in time you body would hopefully be able to overwhelm the bacteria and you would clear the infection. Using saline mouth rinses could help but antibiotic reduce the number of bacteria so you immune system gets the upper hand. If you don't take antibiotic you risk the infection getting worse or spreading. ...Read more

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How can you cure a bladder infection without antibiotics?

How can you cure a bladder infection without antibiotics?

Should not: The best thing to do is to see your doctor, be appropriately diagnosed and treated. If this is bacterial and untreated it may extent upwards and produce kidney infection. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
1,967 doctors shared insights

Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

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


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