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How effective is cystex for uniary tract infection?

How effective is cystex for uniary tract infection?

It is NOT effective: Cystex is not designed to clear a urinary tract infection. It is designed to decrease the symptoms UNTIL you see your doctor. A urinary tract infection will not go away with the use of Cystex. You may need an anti-biotic. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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


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What causes a urinal tract infection?

What causes a urinal tract infection?

Micro organisms!: There are several types of urinary tract infections (uti's). Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra; cystitis the bladder; pyelonephritis the kidney. Urethritis can be due to chemical irritation (soaps, sprays, medications); std's like gonorrhea, chlamydia, or herpes; or bacteria migrating from our skin and rectum. As the site of infection goes up the tract, bacteria are the primary players. ...Read more

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What could cause a GI tract infection?

What could cause a GI tract infection?

Bugs, bugs , bugs: Most GI tract infections (gastroenteritis) are caused by bacterial or viral contamination of what we eat. Proper hand washing , food prep techniques and food storage techniques should prevent these but most people get sick when they take shortcuts-- not washing hands, eating food from fridge that's too old, meat not cooked thoroughly, etc. ...Read more

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Sympgoms of GI tract infections or problems?

Sympgoms of GI tract infections or problems?

Try these...: The GI tract can signal its distress with: nausea, vomiting, cramping, gassiness, belching, sharp/stabbing versus dull throbbing pain, hunger, burning/pyrosis, regurgitation, difficulty swallowing, obstructive symptoms, fullness, diarrhea, constipation, or any change in baseline stooling, bleeding (either upper GI or lower GI related), abdominal tenderness, distension, rectal discomfort. More... ...Read more

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How can I prevent /cureurinary tract infection?

How can I prevent /cureurinary tract infection?

Depends on cause: If you know the cause if the UTI, you can prevent, may be even cure it. Causes/risks: 1.Diabetes (control blood sugars) 2.Irritant (eg. alkali soap) 3. Anatomical issues (urologic intervention) or 4. Physiologic problem (pharmacotherapy). Some prevention on your part includes: minimizing risk of getting an STD, avoid holding your urine, drink ample fluids during the day, and voiding after intimacy ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for severe urinay tract infection?

Antibiotics: Severe urinary tract infection is not a definable medical term. Uti's are generally bladder or kidney infections. Severe pyelonephritis can be associated with bacteria in the blood stream. Urinary tract infections require antibiotic treatment. 3 days treatment will usually cure an uncomplicated bladder infection while 14 days treatment are needed for a kidney infection. ...Read more

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Well what medicine should I be on concerning a urinal tract infection?

  Well what medicine should I be on concerning a urinal tract infection?

UTI: If cipro (ciprofloxacin) isn't working then others are available. Make sure its not something else as well. You can perform a Virtual Consult if you need additional help or medicine ...Read more

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My back on the sides are hurting here and there I hope its not a sign of tract infection again.

UTI: If you have had UTIs in the past there is always the possibility these may recur, but whether or not your flank pain is related to UTI is a question only the doctor examining you can answer. Go see them. Good luck ...Read more

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How to treat a trinary tract infection while on multaq?

How to treat a trinary tract infection while on multaq?

Treatment of UTI: Several questions need answers when we treat patients w/antibiotics who on heart medications that may prolong electrical conduction in the heart. 1sr: what is the organism ; what antibiotics is it sensitive to; 2nd: what other medications is the patient taking; 3rd: what is the qtc (corrected qt interval) on ekg, 4th: allergies. Most likely you will need to stay away from quinolones ; macrolids. ...Read more

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What can cause cloudy urine other than a tract infection?

What can cause cloudy urine other than a tract infection?

Urine: Most commonly this is due to precipitation of salts in the toilet bowl as there is a sudden change in the ph and therefore in the pka of the various calcium, magnesium and oxalate salts in the urine. ...Read more