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How long does it take for UTI treatment to clear infection?

How long does it take for UTI treatment to clear infection?

Depends: Uncomplicated bladder infections can be treated in 3 days. Complicated upper utis can require upto 14 days of IV antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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Can citrobacter koseri UTI infection occurs? What might me the cause and sources of infection? Symptoms and treatment?

Here are...: Bacterial UTI commonly happens to many young sexually active females; if so, usually within 48 hrs after sex. The common bugs are: gram(-) rods - e. Coli (86%), klebsiella, proteus, citrobacter, etc.; gram(+) cocci - enterococcus, staph. Saprophyticus, ...; rarely with pseudomonas, serratia, providencia. Sx: frequency, urgency, burning.. Rx: appropriate antibiotics. Detail? See doctor timely. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for UTI or vaginal infection?

What is the best treatment for UTI or vaginal infection?

UTI: Two different issues. Antibiotic therapy will be needed for both, but the choices of agents will differ. It will be more important to know exactly which organisms are responsible for the vaginal infection since these may vary with the type of infection the person has. This may also be true for UTI but doctors will generally treat this presumptively the first time. ...Read more

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What is the proper treatment and dosing of azythromycin for a UTI infection?

What is the proper treatment and dosing of azythromycin for a UTI infection?

Get evaluated. : Azithromycin is not a standard treatment for a UTI and not typically used as first line empiric therapy. It is typically used in lung infections, & sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhea and chalmydia, and will not cover many urinary tract pathogens. The best approach is a get evaluated with a urine culture, especially if you have a complicated case requiring non-standard treatment. ...Read more

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I'd like some information on treatment for UTI and yeast infection. Can I get help here?

I'd like some information on treatment for UTI and yeast infection. Can I get help here?

UTI and yeast: We would need more information. Urinary tract infections can be from varying bugs and are treated differently depending on symptoms and history. Yeast infections would need to know where - vaginal, skin, intestinal etc. as to how the infection would be treated. You are welcome to have an online consult or to give us more information so we can give you more specific answers. ...Read more

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What are some at home cheep but affective treatment for a UTI ( urinary track infection )?

What are some at home cheep but affective treatment for a UTI ( urinary track infection )?

Antibiotivs : Antibiotics are cheap, almost always work as anticipated, and the good part is tat they can be taken at home. ...Read more

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Can urinary tract infections get better without treatment?

Can urinary tract infections get better without treatment?

Can? Yes: But don't count on it. Untreated most utis can linger indefinitely, thus all utis, on principal, should be treated with antibiotics. Otherwise you never know how long a UTI may last &/or whether it will affect and damage your kidneys. ...Read more

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Urinary tract infection treatment - what are natural ways to cure uti?

Antibiotics: The natural way to cure a UTI is to which thed infecting bacteria is susceptible. 3-5 days treatment will cure a bladder infection, 7-14 days for a kidney infection. Any other natural treatment will fail. ...Read more

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I've been suffering with a uti for some time now about a month without treatment. How long does it take for a bladder/kidney infection to occur?

I've been suffering with a uti for some time now about a month without treatment. How long does it take for a bladder/kidney infection to occur?

Go seek help: While we have very limited information, this may be more STD related than a typical UTI, if you've had it for about a month. By the way, most people say they UTI when they are referring to a cystitis(bladder infection). A UTI encompasses both lower tract(bladder) and upper tract(kidney/pyelonephritis) infections. Best of luck. ...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


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