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What can you take for a possible uti?

What can you take for a possible uti?

Antibiotics: Primary care doctors will prescrib antibiotics for uti. Uncomplicated UTI in females can be treated for 3 days while complicated or recuurent may be treated for longer. Females are advised on proper wiping techniques and drinking plenty of fluids. Complicated or recurrent UTI may warrant work for anatomic cause. ...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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What can I take for a uti?

What can I take for a uti?

Antibiotics: Most often urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria and, more often than not, require antibiotics. Otcs such as azo can help relieve your symptoms but it does not treat the infection itself--thus only providing you comfort while waiting to be seen by your doc. Testing for UTI is quite easy/fast in your doc's office, a simple urine dip (may get sent for culture too). Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to take for a UTI and for how long?

What to take for a UTI and for how long?

The answer depends: On duration of symptoms, what symptoms are you having, and the appearance of your urine sample either under the microscope or in an automated urine test strip. Typically, it also depends on the bacteria being treated, as well as how complicated the location of the infection is(bladder, urethra, tracts/ureters or kidney, as well as the actual antibiotic being used(5-10-14-21 days). ...Read more

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How long does it take for a UTI to go away?

3 days: Most UTI symptoms resolve within 3 days after beginning antibiotic treatment. If symptoms of burning with urination, urinary frequency and urgency continue past 4 days, call your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I take for a UTI as a man of 70?

What should I take for a UTI as a man of 70?

Your Dr to advise: You can be treated with any of the first line antibiotics, provided you are not allergic. Utis in a 70-y-o can be treated with trimethoprim/sulfa (bactrim, sulfatrim), nitofurantoin macrocrstals(marodantin or macrobid) or cipro, (ciprofloxacin) these are most commonly prescribed. In some cases ampicillin, augmentin, keflx or a tetracycline. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a UTI to go away with medication?

How long does it take for a UTI to go away with medication?

UTI: Time of recovery will vary with the type of UTI (lower tract vs. Upper tract), the organism responsible, the appropriateness or lack thereof of the antibiotic used, the immune and anatomic integrity of the patient. The organisms will start to die quickly, but symptoms may take a day or two to begin to resolve, just as if you were bruised from trauma. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a UTI to become serious?

How long is it supposed to it take for a UTI to become serious?

Varies: It could potentially clear or it could progress to a kidney infection, which is much more serious. Symptoms can develop very quickly, in a matter of hours. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter drugs can someone take for a uti?

What over-the-counter drugs can someone take for a uti?

Not much: Uti is a bacteridl infection requiring prescription strenth antibiotics. Cranberry juice cn sometimes help prevent but once you have an infection most likely you would need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a UTI to get better? I've been on medication for 2 days now still in a lot of pain don't seem to be getting any better.

Most, 1-3 days...: Most adult females' UTI will respond well to taking common antibiotics within 1-3 days after taking it; roughly, 70-80% of times, but few may be slower, but it is okay as long as slowly and surely getting better day by day, you can wait out and check urine in 2 weeks for confirmation. If not improving as expected, suspect antibiotics-resistant uti, urine culture should be done for selecting right. ...Read more

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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