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Uti Cures Without Antibiotics
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help! how can I cure UTI very fast without antibiotics! help me plz. I can't stop urinating and it burns. :( please help me. Thank you. It started today.
I had a uti-caused kidney infection, which i treated with cipro (ciprofloxacin). The UTI came back. Is there anything i can do to cure the UTI without antibiotics?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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