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What Can Cure A Uti
I doubt it: Certain lactobacilli strains (good bacteria) have the ability to interfere with the adherence and growth some bacteria that cause urine infections. But if you have a urinary tract infection things already have invaded the bladder so putting lactobacilli anywhere else would not likely help. However 25-42% resolve without antibiotics. Call your doctor to see what is best for you.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Antibiotics: Antibiotic treatment guided by a urine culture is the standard for treatment in kids. Many adults are treated based on the assumption which can be true, but you could be erroneous. You can have similar symptoms and not really have a bacterial infection. Ingestion of acidifying agents like cranberry juice has been advocated by some to suppress bacterial growth but the benefit is unclear.See 1 more doctor answer
Possible, but ...: We are not born equal; some women tends to get UTI often - usually occurring in 1-2 days after intercourse and others don't. For those with no underlying anatomical abnormality, a 3-5-day use of antibiotics can clear UTI symptoms quickly or on low-dose continual use or on self-testing with self-treatment... More detail & specifics? Seek evaluation and counseling timely.
In Most Cases: Recurrent UTI requires thorough investigations to determine the etiology. This may include urinalysis, cultures, blood sugar level, kidney ultrasound, urodynamics, cystoscopy or other imaging studies. Infection can be cured once the predisposing factor is eliminated. Some cases are difficult to cure and require chronic suppressive therapy with antibioticsSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If you truly have a urinary tract infection, whether bladder or kidney, you need antibiotics to cure it. You can try to flush it out w/lots of water. Some try drinking lots of cranberry juice to change bladder environment but once established, you need antibiotics. If you keep getting utis, need to look for reasons why. Consider urine culture to help choose antibiotic. Also consider std/sti.
UTI Rx: True urinary tract infections are treated with antibiotics, available by prescription only. Untreated infections can progress to kidney and/or blood involvement, and can be quite serious. Uva ursi is an herb which has shown to prevent E. Coli, one of the leading causes of UTI's, to be unable to adhere to the bladder walls, but is likely not an effective treatment for an established infection.
Maybe STD?: UTI is rare in males your age. If you're having discharge from the penis, it's an STD: gonorrhea, chlamydia, or nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). If painful or urgent urination, without discharge, maybe UTI after all. See a doctor or clinic for diagnosis; the best antibiotics are different for STDs versus UTI. If you have an STD, you also need blood tests for syphilis and HIV. Good luck!
Not first line: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxicillin with clavulanate) is sometimes used for urinary tract infections but it's a ways down the list. Utis are typically caused by gram negative bacteria like e coli. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is much more effective against gram positive bugs like staph and strep.See 1 more doctor answer
AntibioticsForStaph: Treatment depends on whether it is MRSA Staph infection or Methicillin Sesitive infection with Staph aureous which is a relatively uncommon pathogen of UTI usually as a reslt of prolonged catheterization in a hospital setting and can be serious and cause Staph Batremia and has to be treated with appropriate antibiotics depending on local susceptibility.
Here are...: Frequenting toilets may suggest UTI but needing a properly done urinalysis + urine culture to confirm it. Besides, one has to make sure you can empty bladder, which can be easily confirmed with detailed Hx and checking postvoid residual urine. As to curing it, there has been no cure for anything but helping to live and cope with daily living better and stronger through healthy lifestyle, not drug.See 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