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What Is The Best Medication For Uti Complicated By Pyelonephritis
By sensitivities: Urine should have had a culture with bacterial sensitivities by micrbiology done, sensitivity testing should indicate choice of a few suitable antibiotics. Nitrofurantoin should not be used, although effective at sterilizing urine does not achieve any tissue levels and thus isn't effective in treating pyelonephritis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Antibiotics: Uti is a urinary infection. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. These are typically treated with an antibiotic. Some antibiotics or a combination will treat both common lung and urinary infections. But, as it would require a physician or health provider to prescribe an antibiotic it would be best to see one to select the best choice for you if they feel indicated for your symptoms. ...Read more
Is the antibiotic that is generally considered to be the best medication for treating hypostatic pneumonia also the best medication for treating sepsis?
Depends On Cause: It would depend on the cause of the prostatitis. Your doctor would determine the best medication for you. They would also determine the length of time you would need to take the medication. (anywhere from a couple of weeks to several months.) they may need to change the medication or add to the medications, depending on your response to treatment. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for hemorrhagic cystitis in a patient with allergies to most known antibiotics?Would you recommend bladder irrigation?
Antibiotics: Severe urinary tract infection is not a definable medical term. Uti's are generally bladder or kidney infections. Severe pyelonephritis can be associated with bacteria in the blood stream. Urinary tract infections require antibiotic treatment. 3 days treatment will usually cure an uncomplicated bladder infection while 14 days treatment are needed for a kidney infection. ...Read more
Preventing UTI: Prevention is the best "medicine" in avoiding uti's: hydration (uop > 2 quarts/24 hours), oral/sexual hygiene, voiding immediately after sex. In cases of recurrent utis in sexually-active, a "pre--coital" ("before sex") antibiotic such as Nitrofurantoin has been shown to be really effective. In post-menopausal women, the use of a low dose vaginal estrogen has been helpful.... ...Read more
None proven: However, in elderly women cranberry juice showed promise in preventing urinary tract infection but not in treating it. Better think in terms of preventing causes of infection i.e. Personal hygiene with sexual relations of both parterners are the most important prevention measures for active people. Anatomic problems like stones or strictures, immune suppression need explored if repeat utis treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best treatment for hemorrhagic cystitis in a patient with allergies to most known antibiotics?
Would you recommend bladder irrigation?
Yes: first you need to see a urologist that most likely will recommend a cystoscopy and a biopsy to rule out interstitial cystitis, and take sample for culture, and performed an irrigation. even if it is true that you allergic to most antibiotics there is always antibiotic that is seensitive to the growing bacteria that you are not allergic to. ...Read more
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
It is harmless!: Liver cysts are rarely symptomatic. Since they are benign they rarely require treatment. If it becomes very large and causes symptoms, then surgical intervention may be needed but it must be done with due caution and avoided as long as possible. ...Read more
Azithromycin for uti: I personnally do not use Azithromycin for a UTI unless I have no other choice because of drug allergies or if I am treating a specific sexually transmitted disease causing a urethritis in a woman/ man. The dose is either 500 mgs x 2 doses or a full gram (1, 000 mgs) one time dose. ...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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