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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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Mom has mid-stage Frontotemporal dementia; having more freqent UTIs lately; started 3 yrs ago. Concerned the antibiotics will lose effectiveness soon.

Mom has mid-stage Frontotemporal dementia; having more freqent UTIs lately; started 3 yrs ago. Concerned the antibiotics will lose effectiveness soon.

UTI and abx: Why is she getting UTI, most patients there is a reason, and the reason can be personal or anatomic, is there an issue with her urogenital tract etc? Next issue is does she have true UTI or a urine is positive and she gets treated, are there cultures done, and often patients can be colonized may not therapy. A discussion with her MD may be needed and she may need to see a Inf disease doc. ...Read more

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I need a antibiotic for a UTI?

I need a antibiotic for a UTI?

Usually: Antibiotics are usually prescribed for UTI's, as they can develop into potentially more serious problems such as kidney infections if left unchecked. In women, UTI's and vaginitis can both present with pain upon urination. However, as UTI's irritate the bladder muscle, women with UTI's usually feel an urgent need to urinate, while women with vaginitis do not. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics help my uti?

Which antibiotics help my uti?

Culture will tell: Uti is diagnosed by doing a urine culture the test also indicates which antibiotics is best for whatever bacteria is causing your infection. ...Read more

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Can a UTI go away without antibiotics?

Can a UTI go away without antibiotics?

Possible: If the UTI is attacked head on with forced fluids and you have a good immune response, it is possible to flush out the bactreia in the bladder and the body wins the battle. I would not count on this. If you have burning, pain, frequency of urination, need to go immediately, and cerainly if fever, back pain, nausea, chills or vomiting, get seen right away for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...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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Can prolong use of antibiotics lead to uti?

Can prolong use of antibiotics lead to uti?

Yes and No.: Antibiotics do not cause infection but prolonged use may suppress normal bacteria that keep the bad guys in check. Resistant organisms may then mulitiply and potentially infect. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics medication give you an uti?

Can antibiotics medication give you an uti?

No, but: They can sometimes predispose patients to developing yeast infections or vaginitis, which can cause irritation that may feel similar to a uti. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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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