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Will Biaxin Treat A Urinary Tract Infection
Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information to provide an opinion. ...Read more
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
Antibiotics: Confirm UTI with urinalysis and get urine culture & sensitivities. Initiate course of antibiotics such as bactrim, Macrodantin or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) whilst awaiting culture report. Switch antibiotics if bacteria are resistant. Also advise liberal fluid intake, preferably water plus urinate every 2 - 3 hours. I also prescribe pyridium, if necessary, to relieve symptoms of burning on urination if severe. ...Read more
Cannot recommend: No bonafide antibiotics are available over the counter. ...Read more
Fluid and cranberry: Serious urinary tract infections (UTI) require antibiotics. However, many people have asymptomatic utis or symptomatic ones that go away without intervention. If you drink plenty of fluid and have frequent urination to flush out bacteria and decrease urine stasis, it decreases the risk of infection. Cranberry juice has been shown to help decrease UTI as well, but not perfect. ...Read more
Cranberry and fluid: Fluid hydration and frequent emptying of your bladder is the most important way to cure bladder infections at home. Cranberry concentrate pill will also help, acidifying the urine and preventing bacterial adherance to the bladder lining. If symptoms persist you should seek care from your doctor. ...Read more
Resolves slpwly: An untreated urinary tract infection will usually eventually clear up on it's own. However, sometimes the infection will ascend to the kidneys (called pyelonephritis) which can damage the kidneys - and on rare occasion the infection can lead to sepsis and death if untreated. The benefit of treatment is a speedier resolution, with much less risk of complications. ...Read more
Antibiotics: In the bad old days, common bladder infections were one of the common causes of death, especially in young women. Today's antibiotics changed this, and drinking plenty of water and taking cranberry juice or capsules may help. Especially, find out whether you have a predisposing factor -- stone, diverticulum, malformation -- and see if this can be addressed. ...Read more
How to treat a urinary tract infection? I'm a foreign male visiting a remote city of china where doctors can't speak english but pharmacies have meds.
See below...: This is a tough situation. Uti is rare in young men, and it's very possible that something else is going on. I highly recommend seeing a local doctor for an examination rather than attempting to treat yourself with drugs purchased at the pharmacy. You may be surprised and the doctor may speak english after all, or take a friend who can translate for you. Good luck! ...Read more
Drink fluids: Watch partner with infection avoid wet bathing suits. ...Read more
Will I need parent permission/supervision to get treated and tested for a urinary tract infection?
Depends on situation: States have specific rules for consent for exam and treatment. In general, parents hold that power for minors (under 18 in my state). In my office a parent can pre-sign a form allowing their teen to come in for exam and treatment and the issues are kept confidential. However, insurance EOB forms may list the date of treatment, so a parent would find out that they were seen. ...Read more
Can I use "factive " to treat urinary tract infection (pharmacist tells me that) or it's very strong? I read about "factive" and I'm afraid of use it
Does not work: You need to take antibiotics to treat a urinary infection. Many people are anti-antibiotics, as am I unless they are medically indicated, i.e. For bacterial infections. Utis are almost always due to bacterial infections, hence treatment is antibiotics. Check with your dr. I would welcome anyone sending me scientifically documented proof of holistic cures for utis? ...Read more
Depends: Urinary tract infections (UTI) should be diagnosed by a health care professional. Uti is a generic term that can refer to infections anywhere in the urinary tract. However, most people use the term UTI to refer to infection of the bladder only. Bladder infections usually require antibiotics, but if it is an early infection, frequent urination (aided by increased fluid intake) might suffice. ...Read more
Looking for answers about recurrent urinary tract infection. If always e coli, do they need to treat every time?
Yes: Recurrent urinary infection may be a serious problem. Appropriate and sometimes prolonged treatment is needed. ...Read more
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