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Is it possible to take UTI antibiotics (cipro) and use canesten (yeast infection cream) at the same time. Or should I wait?

May help some: Unfortunately antibiotics kill more than the bacteria causing your uti. They also kill useful surface bacteria that protect you from yeast. Canesten may help your symptoms now but may not cure you of the yeast until after your antibiotics are complete. If your symptoms aren't too bad you might wait until the last couple of days of your cipro (ciprofloxacin). If severe check with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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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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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I have been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 antibiotics for more than 30 days for a UTI but i still feel no better! help?

I have been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 antibiotics for more than 30 days for a UTI but i still feel no better! help?

Here are some...: How were you diagnosed to have UTI by symptoms alone or symptoms + urine culture from properly collected fresh urine? Generally speaking, it is unnecessary to use antibiotics more than 3-5 days for common uncomplicated UTI; if effective, you should see symptomatic improvement in 2-5 days. If not, re-evaluate for right diagnosis and adjust treatment accordingly. ...Read more

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Will Azo flush antibiotics(cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti) out of your system?I'm trying to find relief while on antibiotics!

Will Azo flush antibiotics(cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti) out of your system?I'm trying to find relief while on antibiotics!

Pain relief: Azo can help with pain relief while your abx is working to kill the bacteria. It wont flush out the cipro (ciprofloxacin). Read and follow the instructions. You generally shouldnt take the Azo more than a few days so as to not mask a worse problem. ...Read more

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Will 3 days worth of antibiotics (Cipro) cure a UTI that has made it to the kidneys? Just too last of 6 pills and still having some kidney pain.

Will 3 days worth of antibiotics (Cipro) cure a UTI that has made it to the kidneys? Just too last of 6 pills and still having some kidney pain.

UTI and cipro (ciprofloxacin): For an uncomplicated UTI 3 days of cipro (ciprofloxacin) should be enough. However pyelonephritis (kidney infection) will usually require 10 days. Was a culture of your urine done prior to antibiotics - to determine what organism was growing and what antibiotic would work. I would reach out to your doctor and ask these questions especially if you are still having symptoms ...Read more

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I have UTI from last yr october an it won't go my gyno gave me cipro (ciprofloxacin) caz my urine culture say ecoli .My urine still look foamy .He told me if cipro (ciprofloxacin) no work he will give me a low antibiotic for mths.

Ammonia: Foamy urine is a sign of imbalance in body being acid and kidney compensating with ammonia production need to add more green to diet to alkalinize - check morning urine ph- should be 6.8-7.4 - some alkalizer are aloe inner fillet drink available at whole foods drink one bottle per day for 3 days then 4 days of vitamin d supplement do repeat these cycle until urine ph nomalize. ...Read more

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What kind of antibiotics can be used for a. Uti in a male when I am allergic to sulfa and cipro (ciprofloxacin)? On doxy now not getting any results

What kind of antibiotics can be used for a. Uti in a male when I am allergic to sulfa and cipro (ciprofloxacin)? On doxy now not getting any results

Based on culture: A UTI in a man is unusual and often indicative of a urinary system abnormality that need to be evaluated by a urologist. A culture should always be collected and antibiotics chosen based upon the culture result. Doxy is a reasonable choice if the culture shows sensitivity to it. Nitrofurantoin or Cefdinir would be common choices as well. ...Read more

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Had a UTI that was cultured, the bacteria was e.Coli and wasnt resistant to many antibiotics, was given cipro (ciprofloxacin) but my symptoms are still here?

Had a UTI that was cultured, the bacteria was e.Coli and wasnt resistant to many antibiotics, was given cipro (ciprofloxacin) but my symptoms are still here?

Need more info: Symptoms of urinary tract infection are non-specific. Burning is common, but can arise from yeast infections and from bacterial. Symptoms of urgency and frequency can arise from conditions other than an infection. The best doctor to diagnose is one who physically examines the area, takes serial urine cultures, ; who does not use antibiotics without good cause. Study interstitial cystitis. ...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