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What is best antibiotic for treatment of uti?

What is best antibiotic for treatment of uti?

Depends: Selecting the most effective antibiotics depends upon the organism(bacterium) isolated from properly collected urine sample. Given the multiplicity of causative organism in urinary tract infections and antibiotic resistance bacteria develop, there is no panacea. ...Read more

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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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Can recurrent UTI and frequent antibiotic treatment lead to super antibiotic-resistant utis?

Can recurrent UTI and frequent antibiotic treatment lead to super antibiotic-resistant utis?

Antibiotic resist: Yes. The increasingly common practice of treating "urinary tract infections" empirically without organism identification by culture and sensitivity is largely responsible for this. When treating empiically, one tends to prescribe the broadest spectrum antibiotics to cover all possibilities. Frequent use of these super antibiotics induces bacterial resistance to multiple antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can recurrent uti/ antibiotic use cause ic? Is it normal to have slight pain/sensitivity during urination after treatment?

Can recurrent uti/ antibiotic use cause ic? Is it normal to have slight pain/sensitivity during urination after treatment?

IC is not repeat UTI: Lower uti's are usually responsive to antibiotics, but recurrences are common. Other conditions besides infection can cause frequency and urinary discomfort; interstitial cystitis is only one of many. The hallmark of ic is visualization of 'glomerulation' on cystoscopy; however, ic may exists without seeing this. Potassium sensitivity test in the office can confirm. You do need a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Frequent UTI. After amox treatment 1000-9000 cfu/ml of gram positive cocci isolated. Md did not prescribe any antibiotic afterwards. Should redo test?

Frequent UTI. After amox treatment 1000-9000 cfu/ml of gram positive cocci isolated. Md did not prescribe any antibiotic afterwards. Should redo test?

Ask your doctor...: First, one has to make sure that the urine was collected properly without contamination, and second, do you have UTI-related surnary symptoms? If yes, have you felt better in voiding in 1-3 days after taking Amox? And in general, a colony count of < 100,000 cfu/ml is considered not clinically significant. More? Ask Dr or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC as keycode to log in. ...Read more

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Having UTI on and off for over a year , just finished a six week antibiotic treatment, and there's still blood in urine. now dealing with hemorrhoids?

Having UTI on and off for over a year , just finished a six week antibiotic treatment, and there's still blood  in urine. now dealing with hemorrhoids?

Culture: If you just finished six weeks of treatment and still have blood in the urine you should look for an alternative diagnosis . However , first get a urine culture as you may have a resistant bug. ...Read more

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I'm on last day of antibiotic treatment for a UTI I took one this morning and will take my last bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) later could I have sex?

I'm  on last day of antibiotic treatment for a UTI I took one this morning and will take my last bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) later could I have sex?

Probably safe: You might want to mention it to the doctor treating you but especially if you keep it "clean" (literally) and gentle, it should be okay. Wash gently w/ warm non-irritating cloth. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Have a UTI due to salmonella and tried 2 6-days antibiotics treatments but it came back for the 3rd time in 3 weeks. should i worry? i heard it's rare

Have a UTI due to salmonella and tried 2 6-days antibiotics treatments but it came back for the 3rd time in 3 weeks. should i worry? i heard it's rare

Yes you should: Salmonella does not usually cause UTIs at least in the U.S. The fact that you have a Salmonella infection that is resistant to the antibiotics that have been tried is worrisome. Make sure that the sample of urine you next give is a clean mid-stream collection and is sent to a good lab and is tested for culture and sensitivity to an tibiotics. Then take them scrupolously. Good luck!!! ...Read more

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What can I do to stop recurring UTI after three different antibiotic treatments ?

What can I do to stop recurring UTI after three different antibiotic treatments ?

Further evaluation: Can be a complicated issue. You need to discuss the reasons with a urologist. The bacteria involved may be difficult to treat, or there are structural urinary tract problems. Sometimes longer courses of suppressive antibiotics are helpful. ...Read more

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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


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