Culture + Antibiotic. Urinary tract infections (utis) are most commonly caused by the bacterium e. Coli. Because of the bacterial etiology, antibiotics like Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) which effectively end up in the urinary tract are routinely used. Urine cultures ensure that the causative bacteria is a.) identified and b.) susceptible to the prescribed antibiotic.
Antibiotics plus. Basic treatment for utis is antibiotics, ? Pyridium (phenazopyridine) for burning + maintain liberal fluid intake + urinate every couple of hours. Mechanical factors attempt to eliminate bacteria faster than they can replicate. Other treatments are preventative like urinating after sex, not waering thongs, showering + avoiding bubble-bath + baths, separating thighs widely with urination + wiping front to back ..