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Doctor insights on: Urninary Tract Infections In 5 Year Old Boys

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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 many urinary tract infections can a 6 year old girl have in a year before its a concern?

How many urinary tract infections can a 6 year old girl have in a year before its a concern?

There is concern now: Any UTI in a 6yr old girl, is of concern and suggests an underlying congenital abnormality of the urinary tract. This should be evaluated by a pediatric urologist, without delay. ...Read more

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Difference in urinary tract, kidney, and bladder infections? Or symptoms? How long does it take to get urine test results? Treatment for 2 year old?

Difference in urinary tract, kidney, and bladder infections? Or symptoms? How long does it take to get urine test results? Treatment for 2 year old?

UTi: There is usually no difference between bladder and kidney infection other than fever. Kidney infection tend to have fevers. Other symptoms of kidney infection is vomiting, back pain, more sick-looking. Bladder infections tend to have frequency, pain on voiding and urgency.
Results of urinalysis is usually available immediately at the pediatrician's office. ...Read more

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Treatment for urinary tract infection to my 3 year old girl. She feels pain when urinating.

Treatment for urinary tract infection to my 3 year old girl. She feels pain when urinating.

UTI in a Child: An infection of the kidney (pyelonephritis) results in severe back pain, high fever and nausea/vomiting. Unlike an infection only involving the bladder, the ascension of bacteria into the kidney is a dangerous event. In children it should raise the possibility of an abnormality of the urinary system. Congenital obstruction or urinary reflux are the most common causes. Surgery may be necessary. ...Read more

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My 24 year old daughter w/ her OBGYN's direction started Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 36 hours ago for urinary tract infection, next day sore throat, today w/ plaques.??

My 24 year old daughter w/ her OBGYN's direction started Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 36 hours ago for urinary tract infection, next day sore throat, today w/ plaques.??

Unrelated issues: There is no relationship between UTI symptoms and a sore throat.Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is also not a treatment that would cure strep if that were the issue. A simple office quick test can separate the strep from the viral causes that require no antibiotics. ...Read more

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What should I need to do about a minor infection from a cut on a 5-year-old?

What should I need to do about a minor infection from a cut on a 5-year-old?

Modern tx: Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. Ssoaks are an old fashioned treatment not used by wound doc. ...Read more

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I am 27 years old, I have not have sex before, can this be the cause of my frequently reoccurrence of my urinary tract infection after treatments?

I am 27 years old, I have not have sex before, can this be the cause of my frequently reoccurrence of my urinary tract infection after treatments?

No: I understand you are a man. You should be proud that you are saving the best for the person in you future that you'll love faithfully for a lifetime. If you have a urethral discharge despite being a virgin, the cause may be spices / hot peppers in the diet. If you have a bladder infection with white cells / bacteria in the urine, look for a stone or birth defect. A urologist is your best consult. ...Read more

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Could streptococcus fecalis cause urinary tract infection in 2 years old girl with pus cell less of 0-2/hpf?

White cells in urine: Urine specimens are screened for infection by a clean sample collected in a cup, or by direct catheterization. Clean samples are generally not considered positive for urinary tract infections if there are less than 100/hpf. Any number of while cells in a catheterized specimen is usually significant. ...Read more

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30 years old female, constant respiratory tract infections, heart rate rises and breathless very easily. Help?

30 years old female, constant respiratory tract infections, heart rate rises and breathless very easily. Help?

Chronic lung disease: Frequent lung infections can cause chronic inflammation and scarring in the lung tissue. This would decrease how effectively the lung can extract oxygen from air you breath and eliminate cardondioxide (co2). In that case your heart needs to work harder and faster especially when u perform physical activity. ...Read more

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40lb 5 year old daughter given 250mg (per 5ml), taken 3 x per day for infection in both ears. Appropriate dosage? How long before fever break?

40lb 5 year old daughter given 250mg (per 5ml), taken 3 x per day for infection in both ears. Appropriate dosage? How long before fever break?

??????????????????: Your submissions to the public site need to have basic background information and a clear question. It is also not a chat room, so each submission must stand alone as read. You ask about dosing but do not name the med. Since there are more than 5 that might be used, and each is dosed differently, your question is incomplete. ...Read more

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Constant ear infections. Should my 5 year old get tubes?

Constant ear infections. Should my 5 year old get tubes?

Hearing loss: If your child's hearing is starting to get worse from the infections, it may be time for tubes. Of course, if someone smokes in the house, getting rid of smoke might be all you need. And this is rarely a consideration for 5-year-olds, but drinking while lying flat on one's back is also a risk factor for otitis media. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has a cough and now ear ache. Does that mean its an ear infection?

My 5 year old has a cough and now ear ache. Does that mean its an ear infection?

Maybe, maybe not: Sometimes a kid with a cough & congestion can develop pressure behind the ear drum by simple fluid accumulation. An exam would be required to decide if it were infected. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has a cough and now ear ache. Does that mean she has an ear infection?

My 5 year old has a cough and now ear ache. Does that mean she has an ear infection?

Maybe, maybe not: Sometimes a kid with a cough & congestion can develop pressure behind the ear drum by simple fluid accumulation. An exam would be required to decide if it were infected. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has a cough for a week and now ear ache. Does that mean she has an ear infection?

Depends: Acute ear infections often accompany upper respiratory infections such as a cold. She/he should complain of ear pain and likely hearing loss. Definitive diagnosis needs an ear examination and then treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why would a child of 7 years get 2 urinary tract infections this year?

Why would a child of 7 years get 2 urinary tract infections this year?

Be seen: It is unusual for a child of that age to get many infections. Particularly if it is a male, but even if it is a female, there may be anatomic sources for their problem. ...Read more

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How to treat urinary tract infections that come back three times a year?

How to treat urinary tract infections that come back three times a year?

Needs investigation: You need to consult your doctor to determine the reason for recurrent infections. An individual episode needs to be treated with prescription antibiotics. See this site for more info. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/urinary-tract-infection/ds00286. ...Read more

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What could this be a urinary tract infection again (5th in a year) and what can I do at nursing home until I see my doctor?

Maybe/please clarify: This can happen as bacteria can ascend the urethra into your bladder, especially in women and in nursing homes, it may occur repeatedly. You might need low-dose, long-term antibiotic treatment. The standard antibiotic is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or tmp-smx. You should let them know at the home and get a doctor to examine you and take a urine sample, then see your dr. And get treated asap. ...Read more

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Since I just had a total hip replacement jan 11 of this year. Do I still have to be worried about having a urinary tract infection with my new hip?

Since I just had a total hip replacement jan 11 of this year. Do I still have to be worried about having a urinary tract infection with my new hip?

Yes: If you have a urinary tract infection, you be on antibiotics to cure the infection and prevent bacteria from getting into your hip joint. If you are having symptoms of a urinary tract irritation, you should get a urinalysis and culture to determine whether you have an infection. ...Read more

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Wbc consistently high 14.6.I have a urinery tract infection about 6 months ago. I have chest pain from above a year. Heart lungs tests are OK.

Wbc consistently high 14.6.I have a urinery tract infection about 6 months ago. I have chest pain from above a year. Heart lungs tests are OK.

Chest pain, WBC up: The most common cause of chest pain is Stress. If heart tests are normal, another cause would be inflammation of ribs and cartilages, called costochondritis, or stomach reflux.
Persistant WBC elevation after UTI has been treated, suggests chronic infection as occurs in prostate infection or repeated re-infection of the bladder. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic to get rid of urinary tract infections? Macrobid didn't work for me. I've been fighting a uti for a year. It comes & goes

What is the best antibiotic to get rid of urinary tract infections? Macrobid didn't work for me. I've been fighting a uti for a year. It comes & goes

Best Abiotic for UTI: The best one is based on what the urine culture. If asked they will test the antibiotic that kills the bug best. You need to have a urological consult to see if there is a problem making you have repeated infections. ...Read more

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My wife had sepsis in February this year. It started as a urinary tract infection and then into the kidney. Her fever got to 106 the first night in ICU. Since then she still has not gained her strength back and can't stay focused and has confusion. Could

My wife had sepsis in February this year. It started as a urinary tract infection and then into the kidney. Her fever got to 106 the first night in ICU. Since then she still has not gained her strength back and can't stay focused and has confusion. Could

Infection: Sounds like she had pylonephritis. A prolonged infectious state can deplete muscle and energy in patients. Usually being bed bound for a week one can lose up to 7 pounds of muscle. If the infection severe even at a faster rate. Prolonged ICU stays can also cause ICU delerium, confusion and this can last months per research. Some people can have chronic anxiety, PTSD, even months after. ...Read more

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I've had a urinary tract infection and never resolved it. Can having it for several years untreated, cause erection problems?

Careful: Yes, especially if it is not an UTI but a sexually transmitted disease. Please go get checked. ...Read more

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For men who recovered from reproductive tract infection, do some only start experiencing lower sperm count and quality after a few months/years?

For men who recovered from reproductive tract infection, do some only start experiencing lower sperm count and quality after a few months/years?

No, ...: Sperm count should not be affected by genital tract infection although sperm motility may be affected to a degree in some. If concerned of infertility, seek professional evaluation since some 50% of its causes is from females, 30% from males, and 20% from both. How to handle various health-concerned issues? Go to articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish... ...Read more