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How can I naturally cure and treat urinary tract infections and avoid recurrence and frequent pain?

How can I naturally cure and treat urinary tract infections and avoid recurrence and frequent pain?

Stay hydrated: There is no sure-fire way to prevent uti's. Some things that may help include: don't wait too long (e.g. Not more than 3-4 hours) between urinations, empty the bladder soon after intercourse, and clean carefully after bowel movements.

Although there are no research studies, these are commone sense things that may help reduce the incidence of uti's. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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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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What to do if I have a urinary tract infection?

What to do if I have a urinary tract infection?

See a: Medical provider for proper treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I do about an urinary tract infection?

What can I do about an urinary tract infection?

C Dr 4 antibiotics: See your dr. Get urine tested asap, drink lots of water & take prescribed antibiotics.. ...Read more

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

Treatment of UTI: You should see a doctor who will order a urine culture and will start you on some antibiotics to cure it. ...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?

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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 should I do if I have a urinary tract infection?

What should I do if I have a urinary tract infection?

See your doctor.: Start drinking fluids & make an appointment with your doctor. Note all symptoms, including pain, back or side pain & fever. You may take Ibuprofen or Pyridium (phenazopyridine) for relief, but be sure to go in for a urine test and culture even if there is improvement. Do not take old or expired antibiotics, unless approved by your physician. If you get a prescription, take the full course without stopping/skipping. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have a urinary tract infection?

UTI: Symptoms can include frequent urination, burning or pain, blood in the urine, hesitancy, dribbling, pain just above the pubic area if it's localized to the bladder and pain in the flanks if it gets to the kidneys. Check a urinalysis to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I know when my urinary tract infection is gone.

How do I know when my urinary tract infection is gone.

Symptoms: Assuming you were given antibiotics, completion of the full course of antibiotics and resolution of the symptoms should indicate that the infection has cleared. If symptoms persist a repeat culture would be indicated ...Read more

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Should I be scared if I have a urinary tract infection?

Should I be scared if I have a urinary tract infection?

No: Get treatment, drink plenty of fluids and void frequently. If you have a high fever call your doctor. ...Read more

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Where can I go to get urinary tract infection medicine?

Your doctor: The correct ;medication for your situation is best obtained via your doctor. ...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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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


Dr. Al Hegab
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), urinary ...Read more