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Have a bad UTI that antibiotics haven't cured. Finding it hard to urinate and constantly feel very strong urge to go. High temp. Low abdo pain?

Get seen: If you have a high fever and these symptoms you need to be seen. You may have a resistant organism and need an additional round of antibiotics. Your symptoms suggest that you have more than a bladder infection and may actually have a kidney infection in addition. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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What can I do to cure my UTI without antibiotics?

What can I do to cure my UTI without antibiotics?

Not very sensible: You need antibiotics to kill bacteria causing your uti. Drinking lots of water and urinating frequently will help. No scientifically controlled trial has ever shown that utis are eliminated or cured without antibiotics. Please get a prescription from your dr or nurse practitioner. Often a 3 - 5 day course will clear up an acute uti. ...Read more

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Will taking the antibiotic flaygl help cure a uti?

Will taking the antibiotic flaygl help cure a uti?

Maybe: Depending on the bacteria causing the infection it could hepl but Flagyl is not normally used to treat a uti. If you think you have a UTI see your doctor and get a more definitive treatment. ...Read more

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What is the name of the antibiotic used to cure a uti?

What is the name of the antibiotic used to cure a uti?

Many Different Ones: Most commonly: Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin macrocrystals), Bactrim or septra (trimethoprim/sulfa) or Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Less often: amoxicillin, augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) suprax, keflex, cefepime, omnipen, gentamicin. A number of others are used if the bacteria are resistant to the all of the above. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could cure my UTI without antibiotics?

Can you tell me how I could cure my UTI without antibiotics?

Not easy: A real UTI especially if documented by culture generally requires antibiotic. If it keeps recurring then you need a complete urological workup by a urologist. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative cures other than antibiotics to take for a uti?

Are there any alternative cures other than antibiotics to take for a uti?

Not that work: Alternative cures are a myth. Antibiotics are effective with very few side effects. Drinking plenty of water plus urinating every couple of hours can enhance antibiotic effect. Neither probiotics nor cranberry juice, extract, cocktail or capsules have been shown effective in curing utis. Claims that such supplements are effective are bogus. ...Read more

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I have tried all antibiotics in last 6 yrs and still I am not cured from uti. Why?

I have tried all antibiotics in last 6 yrs and still I am not cured from uti. Why?

First thing's first: Good evening. The answer would be in the urine culture. When was your most recent urine culture done, and what were the results? Also, sometimes symptoms that might seem like they are being caused by a urine infection may have a totally different cause (maybe not a urine infection at all). STD's can cause similar symptoms. So could inflammation or trauma. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure a UTI without antibiotics? And how long does it take to cure in females?

Is there any way to cure a UTI without antibiotics? And how long does it take to cure in females?

Not likely: Highly unlikely to cure UTI without substances that kill bacterias. The treatment kills bacteria after a single dose if it is acute infection. If chronic UTI the treatment may last up to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take antibiotics to cure a uti?

Thanks for asking!: If truly a simple, uncomplicated UTI (females)and have been placed on the appropriate antibiotic, 1-3 days of antibiotic will usually kill the bacteria though symptoms due to the inflammation may take longer. In men, 5-7 days of treatment more routine. ...Read more

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Can I (20 year old female) cure a UTI without using antibiotics?

Can I (20 year old female) cure a UTI without using antibiotics?

Maybe, but why???: UTIs usually clear up on their own, but it can take a long time. Why in heaven's name would you not be treated? The chance of a serious complication of UTI, even death, is much higher than the risk of a serious antibotic reaction. Also, at your age, assuming you're sexually active, STDs often mimic UTIs. Don't be dumb; see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I cure a UTI without taking antibiotics?

How can I cure a UTI without taking antibiotics?

There isn't anything: Reliable, but you can try drinking more fluids to help flush the bladder. Sometimes the symptoms will go away. If they don't improve on a day or two, go see your health care provider. ...Read more

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I recently had a course of antibiotics for a UTI but it's still not completely cured. Will it go without further treatment.?

I recently had a course of antibiotics for a UTI but it's still not completely cured. Will it go without further treatment.?

Probably Not: Uti symptoms usually improve by your 3rd or 4th day of antibiotic treatment. Either the antibiotic is not the right one for the type of bacteria you have or the diagnosis is incorrect. See if your doc has a culture which shows which abx works or return for an exam in case something else is causing your symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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Ihv UTI problem n arises several times m taking antibiotic cifloquin 500. Hw can it b cured and can it be transmitted sexually? What is ecolibacteria?

Ihv UTI problem n arises several times m taking antibiotic cifloquin 500. Hw can it b cured and can it be transmitted sexually? What is ecolibacteria?

Urine culture: E coli is one of the most common bacteria that can lead to urinary tract infections. Antibiotics is the correct treatment. It is important to have a urine culture done which can show whether or not the bacteria is sensitive to the particular antibiotic being used. If so and the infection continues to occur then the next step is to see a urologist. ...Read more

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Can I get a antibiotic to cure UTI without seeing a doctor?

Can I get a antibiotic to cure UTI without seeing a doctor?

Depends: If you and your pcp have a good relationship and he/she knows your and your conditon (s) and is trusting of your history, etc, then the doctor may feel comfortable calling in a prescription for you with some cautions and follow up. Otherwise, no! Antibiotics are not over the counter and unless you know what you are taking, prescribing for and what the cause is, it is dangerous for you. Don't! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a yeast infection and an uti at the same time and it be cured by the same antibiotic?

Is it possible to have a yeast infection and an uti at the same time and it be cured by the same antibiotic?

Different treatments: Women can have urinary tract infection and vaginal yeast infections at the same time. However, there is overlap in symptoms, so you might have one or the other, not both. UTI and yeast respond to entirely different kinds of antibiotics. Neither one will treat the other. See your doctor to sort this out. Good luck. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me 100mg of Macrobid to cure my uti. How do I know if my uti is gone? I just finished all my antibiotics.

Symptoms be gone?: The symptoms you had that caused you to go to the doc should be gone when the infection is gone. If they are not gone, call your doc and get your next instructions. ...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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How to tell between UTI and CPPS? Antibiotics (levo/denvar/itraconazol) not fixing urethra discomfort (itchy/burn). Dr says its CPPS. Will it cure? Help

How to tell between UTI and CPPS? Antibiotics (levo/denvar/itraconazol) not fixing urethra discomfort (itchy/burn). Dr says its CPPS. Will it cure? Help

Here are some...: UTI denotes inflammatory change of urinary tract caused by infective agents, chiefly bacteria, and CPPS is designed to include the symptom-complex affecting genital-urinary organs residing in pelvic cavity, which is likely caused by some irritation to regional muscles, joints, & nerves, not by infective origin. For detail, need comprehensive evaluation & counseling... Best wish... ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antibiotics for uti (infection)along with homeopathic medicines (natural herbs)to cure the disease?

Is it safe to take antibiotics for uti (infection)along with homeopathic medicines (natural herbs)to cure the disease?

Would avoid: If you truly have a urinary tract infection (bacteria and white cells in the urine) and your doctor has prescribed an appropriate antibiotic, I would suggest you avoid taking homeopathic medications. While probably benign, some herbal medications can interact with antibiotics and impair absorption or metabolism. Take the antibiotics as prescribed and recheck with your doctor when completed. ...Read more

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After first time having sex, I had a UTI but after antibiotics it was cured. Could it have been an STI still lingering?

After first time having sex, I had a UTI but after antibiotics it was cured. Could it have been an STI still lingering?

Certainly possible: UTIs are not that common in young men. I would consider getting STD testing done just to make sure. You can actually do a virtual visit with a doctor in your state right now and STD testing can be ordered through Quest labs ...Read more

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What to do if I have had 3 urinary tract infections in 3 years cured by an antibiotic, could it be cancer?

What to do if I have had 3 urinary tract infections in 3 years cured by an antibiotic, could it be cancer?

Cystitis: It is very unlikely that 3 bouts of cystitis in 3 years puts you at risk for cancer of any type. It is important that any diagnosis of "urinary tract infection" is confirmed by urine culture though. ...Read more

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It still hurts when I pee after antibiotics for preventative treatment for a possible uti. Could this be not cured?

It still hurts when I pee after antibiotics for preventative treatment for a possible uti. Could this be not cured?

Persistent UTI: Distinct possibility. Need to get urinalysis 2C if UR infected, Will need urine culture with sensitivities if UA +ve, to insure UR on an appropriate antibiotic, ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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


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