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"FURADANTIN" is the commercial name of a drug composed of NITROFURANTOIN.

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Are any of the following over the counter meds?
Bactrim, Septra, Furadantin, Macrobid, Macrodantin,Cipro,Levaquin Asked by Lannie Shick 1 year ago.

Not in the US or, I believe, the UK. Mexico is another story.. Answered by Chelsie Zerr 1 year ago.


Can dogs take nitrofurantoin?
Asked by Jona Mahuna 1 year ago.

No. Dogs should not take Nitrofurantoin, Furadantin, Macrobid, Macrodantin, Urantoin. or anything similar. That is dangerous and can kill your dog. Why would you even want to give your dog that anyway? It is usually used in treating urinary tract infection, it is often used against E. coli. Is it because its an antibiotic and you think it will treat a infection on a dog? It won't help your dog, only make it worse. Baytril is a common dog antibiotic given by vets. If its an infection ask your vet to prescribe that or another type of antibiotic for dogs. Don't do something your not sure of. But before you go requesting medicine always take your dog into the vet to make sure it gets the proper diagnoses. Answered by Odette Almas 1 year ago.

Human Medication is TOXIC to pets ASK YOUR OWN VET PRIOR TO TREATING YOUR DOGS Answered by Isabell Gaal 1 year ago.


What can you use to cure a urinary tract infection?
can you use penicillin or biaxin? Asked by Christel Darrell 1 year ago.

Drugs commonly recommended for simple urinary tract infections include: * Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox) * Nitrofurantoin (Furadantin, Macrodantin) * Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) * Levofloxacin (Levaquin) * Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (Bactrim) Usually, symptoms clear up within a few days of treatment. But you may need to continue antibiotics for a week or more. Take the entire course of antibiotics recommended by your doctor to ensure that the infection is completely eradicated. For an uncomplicated urinary tract infection that occurs when you're otherwise healthy, your doctor may recommend a shorter course of treatment, such as taking an antibiotic for three days. But whether this short course of treatment is adequate to treat your infection depends on your particular symptoms and medical history. Your doctor may also prescribe a pain medication (analgesic) that numbs your bladder and urethra to relieve burning while urinating. One common side effect of urinary tract analgesics is discolored urine — bright blue or orange. * Drink plenty of water to dilute your urine and help flush out bacteria. Avoid coffee, alcohol, and soft drinks containing citrus juices and caffeine until your infection has cleared. They can irritate your bladder and tend to aggravate your frequent or urgent need to urinate. * Use a heating pad on your abdomen to minimize bladder pressure or discomfort. Answered by Maple Kettering 1 year ago.

penicillin may work, but you may need something specifically for a UTI like macrobid. Azo is a cranberry pill that you can use to ease some of the pain, but honestly drinking cranberry juice is just as effective. If you are asking because penicillin is something you already have on hand that you would have to decide on your own. Answered by Regena Dora 1 year ago.

See a doctor and take the antibiotic he or she prescribes, exactly the way you are told to take it. That is the only way to cure a UTI. Answered by Florinda Ephriam 1 year ago.

No...those drugs can't get into the urinary tract. That's why they use sulfa drugs, usually trimet. Answered by Lavern Merganthaler 1 year ago.

If you are looking for something natural try cranberry juice and maybe some goldenseal. that usually clears it up for me. Answered by Kandis Bantay 1 year ago.


I have an unlabeled container of an orange gel with gauze in it. What is it?
I used it a few years ago when I ripped a nail off and it cut up my finger. I'm not sure if I used it on the cut or the nail but I remember wrapping the gauze which was soaked in the gel stuff on it. Any idea what it could be? And also could I use it on a cut I got today? Asked by Merry Kloster 1 year ago.

While impossible to know for certain, this might be furadantin ointment- an antibiotic. It is certainly out of date, and should be destroyed. Not knowing for certain, anyone would be a fool to use it at this point. Also, it could be coal tar ointment, although that product was usually a deeper brown in colour. Answered by Aida Reibman 1 year ago.


Can you get rid of a a bladder infection with out a doctor prescription?
like washing there with soap? -im a girl- Asked by Larisa Eggett 1 year ago.

No, sorry, even if you manage to flush it out, it can, and most likely will recur: UTIs are treated with antibacterial drugs. The choice of drug and length of treatment depend on the patient's history and the urine tests that identify the offending bacteria. The sensitivity test is especially useful in helping the doctor select the most effective drug. The drugs most often used to treat routine, uncomplicated UTIs are trimethoprim (Trimpex), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, Cotrim), amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, Wymox), nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin), and ampicillin (Omnipen, Polycillin, Principen, Totacillin). A class of drugs called quinolones includes four drugs approved in recent years for treating UTI. These drugs include ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and trovafloxin (Trovan). Often, a UTI can be cured with 1 or 2 days of treatment if the infection is not complicated by an obstruction or other disorder. Still, many doctors ask their patients to take antibiotics for a week or two to ensure that the infection has been cured. Single-dose treatment is not recommended for some groups of patients, for example, those who have delayed treatment or have signs of a kidney infection, patients with diabetes or structural abnormalities, or men who have prostate infections. Longer treatment is also needed by patients with infections caused by Mycoplasma or Chlamydia, which are usually treated with tetracycline, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMZ), or doxycycline. A followup urinalysis helps to confirm that the urinary tract is infection-free. It is important to take the full course of treatment because symptoms may disappear before the infection is fully cleared. Severely ill patients with kidney infections may be hospitalized until they can take fluids and needed drugs on their own. Kidney infections generally require several weeks of antibiotic treatment. Researchers at the University of Washington found that 2-week therapy with TMP/SMZ was as effective as 6 weeks of treatment with the same drug in women with kidney infections that did not involve an obstruction or nervous system disorder. In such cases, kidney infections rarely lead to kidney damage or kidney failure unless they go untreated. Various drugs are available to relieve the pain of a UTI. A heating pad may also help. Most doctors suggest that drinking plenty of water helps cleanse the urinary tract of bacteria. During treatment, it is best to avoid coffee, alcohol, and spicy foods. And one of the best things a smoker can do for his or her bladder is to quit smoking. Smoking is the major known cause of bladder cancer. Answered by Lillia Studer 1 year ago.

Depends on the severity of the infection. Sometimes your body's immune system can fight off a minor infection without antibiotics. However, if it's difficult to tell if this will be the case and a severe infection left untreated can spread and cause further complications. So, it's probably best to get checked out an get on a short course of antibiotics if needed. In the meantime, keep yourself clean and dry, make sure you're drinking plenty of clear liquids or drink some cranberry juice (it contains a type of acid that helps keep bacteria from sticking to the lining of the bladder), and try to urinate frequently to keep your bladder flushed. If you're sexually active, wash with soap after each encounter and try to pass urine both before and after intercourse. This should help prevent bladder infections in the future (if that's what caused it, of course). Addition after reading other posts - I don't think she actually meant washing her bladder with soap; I think she was talking about the external areas. Don't worry about drinking green tea. What makes liquids like cranberry juice and lemon juice effective is that they contain high levels of acids which lower the pH of urine and make it harder for bacteria to grow. Answered by Brittny Gieck 1 year ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: can you get rid of a a bladder infection with out a doctor prescription? like washing there with soap? -im a girl- Answered by Anthony Warnell 1 year ago.

A bladder infection is inside your bladder, So right now, washing it wont really help. If the infection is pretty bad then you NEED the doctor. Dont be emarrased. (they dont look down there or anything.) Just tell them whats up.You'll pee in a cup, and they run a test on it. He will give you a perscription for some meds. For now, drink lots of Lemon Juice (not lemonade) mixed in water, and lots of cranberry juice. Answered by Jesus Rappenecker 1 year ago.

no dont wash with soap that will probably do more harm than good just plain water will do fine. drink as much water as u can, get a cystitis treatment from yr chemist and take as directed, also cranberry juice2 glasses daily can help but takes a while to take effect. if u have a temperature pass blood or pain then u must see doctor as u will need antibiotics Answered by Franklyn Batteiger 1 year ago.

nope...washing won't help infact it can make it worse...by killing good bacteria and growing the wrong kind.... u need to see a doctor as this can get serious...high fevers and stuff like that... but if its a mild case of bladdder infection then drink a lot of water to wash it out of ur system... and a lot really means a lot.... like a whole 1.5 liter bottlel of water in 30 min to hour... but go see ur doctor Answered by Dusty Micheli 1 year ago.

Cranberry juice (REAL cranberry juice, 100%, not the artificial crap) is supposed to work wonders, as well as drinking alot of water. Do this for 2 weeks or so, drink it constantly. If it's mild I would try this route first. If it's something more progressed go to your doctor and use the combined therapy. Goodluck! :) Answered by Augustine Bleggi 1 year ago.

Drink Cranberry juice that will help out some and might even clear it up. Infection or not you should keep very clean down there... Answered by Eun Dulany 1 year ago.


Pls help i think i have UTI.?
guy i just read the symptom of UTI (urenia track infection) and i think i have it...But i'm scared to go to the doctor bcs i'm been having this for months maybe 5-6months and i scared to get some really bad news.i would like to know if anyone here had UTI b4 and how long did u wait b4 u went to the doc??? Asked by Tracee Padovani 1 year ago.

UTIs are treated with antibacterial drugs. The choice of drug and length of treatment depend on the patient's history and the urine tests that identify the offending bacteria. The sensitivity test is especially useful in helping the doctor select the most effective drug. The drugs most often used to treat routine, uncomplicated UTIs are trimethoprim (Trimpex), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, Cotrim), amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, Wymox), nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin), and ampicillin (Omnipen, Polycillin, Principen, Totacillin). A class of drugs called quinolones includes four drugs approved in recent years for treating UTI. These drugs include ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and trovafloxin (Trovan). Often, a UTI can be cured with 1 or 2 days of treatment if the infection is not complicated by an obstruction or other disorder. Still, many doctors ask their patients to take antibiotics for a week or two to ensure that the infection has been cured. Single-dose treatment is not recommended for some groups of patients, for example, those who have delayed treatment or have signs of a kidney infection, patients with diabetes or structural abnormalities, or men who have prostate infections. Longer treatment is also needed by patients with infections caused by Mycoplasma or Chlamydia, which are usually treated with tetracycline, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMZ), or doxycycline. A followup urinalysis helps to confirm that the urinary tract is infection-free. It is important to take the full course of treatment because symptoms may disappear before the infection is fully cleared. Severely ill patients with kidney infections may be hospitalized until they can take fluids and needed drugs on their own. Kidney infections generally require several weeks of antibiotic treatment. Researchers at the University of Washington found that 2-week therapy with TMP/SMZ was as effective as 6 weeks of treatment with the same drug in women with kidney infections that did not involve an obstruction or nervous system disorder. In such cases, kidney infections rarely lead to kidney damage or kidney failure unless they go untreated. Various drugs are available to relieve the pain of a UTI. A heating pad may also help. Most doctors suggest that drinking plenty of water helps cleanse the urinary tract of bacteria. During treatment, it is best to avoid coffee, alcohol, and spicy foods. And one of the best things a smoker can do for his or her bladder is to quit smoking. Smoking is the major known cause of bladder cancer. Answered by Loan Varian 1 year ago.

It looks such as you may desire to have a minor one. In my adventure, the least puzzling answer is to drink lots of cranberry juice (it particularly is a organic anti-biotic). yet an alternate decision is to take cranberry supplements. you will get them at any drug keep. you will possibly desire to objective to pee after intercourse - it enables "wash" out any bacteria that could have been pushed up there. If none of that enables, flow to the surgeon for an antibiotic. Answered by Marjorie Laurange 1 year ago.

Don't need a doc for UTI....drink some cranberry juice or you can buy some pills. They're not that serious Answered by Alane Moor 1 year ago.


Girl Problem! Please Help!!?
okay. i believe im in the beginning of getting a UTI. I've Had One once Before And I Just Had To Tough It Out And I Didnt Go To The Doctor. But Now That Im Getting One Again. I Still Cant Go To The Doctor But I Heard From An Ex-Friend That There Is Some Type Of Over The Counter Med To Treat It. Does Any one... Asked by Tosha Spataro 1 year ago.

okay. i believe im in the beginning of getting a UTI. I've Had One once Before And I Just Had To Tough It Out And I Didnt Go To The Doctor. But Now That Im Getting One Again. I Still Cant Go To The Doctor But I Heard From An Ex-Friend That There Is Some Type Of Over The Counter Med To Treat It. Does Any one Know The Name Of That Medicine Or Any other Remidies That Could Help Me. Oh I Know The Whole Cranberry Juice Thing But That took A While. Answered by Ewa Brownsworth 1 year ago.

UTIs are treated with antibacterial drugs. The choice of drug and length of treatment depend on the patient's history and the urine tests that identify the offending bacteria. The sensitivity test is especially useful in helping the doctor select the most effective drug. The drugs most often used to treat routine, uncomplicated UTIs are trimethoprim (Trimpex), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, Cotrim), amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, Wymox), nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin), and ampicillin (Omnipen, Polycillin, Principen, Totacillin). A class of drugs called quinolones includes four drugs approved in recent years for treating UTI. These drugs include ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and trovafloxin (Trovan). Often, a UTI can be cured with 1 or 2 days of treatment if the infection is not complicated by an obstruction or other disorder. Still, many doctors ask their patients to take antibiotics for a week or two to ensure that the infection has been cured. Single-dose treatment is not recommended for some groups of patients, for example, those who have delayed treatment or have signs of a kidney infection, patients with diabetes or structural abnormalities, or men who have prostate infections. Longer treatment is also needed by patients with infections caused by Mycoplasma or Chlamydia, which are usually treated with tetracycline, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMZ), or doxycycline. A followup urinalysis helps to confirm that the urinary tract is infection-free. It is important to take the full course of treatment because symptoms may disappear before the infection is fully cleared. Severely ill patients with kidney infections may be hospitalized until they can take fluids and needed drugs on their own. Kidney infections generally require several weeks of antibiotic treatment. Researchers at the University of Washington found that 2-week therapy with TMP/SMZ was as effective as 6 weeks of treatment with the same drug in women with kidney infections that did not involve an obstruction or nervous system disorder. In such cases, kidney infections rarely lead to kidney damage or kidney failure unless they go untreated. Various drugs are available to relieve the pain of a UTI. A heating pad may also help. Most doctors suggest that drinking plenty of water helps cleanse the urinary tract of bacteria. During treatment, it is best to avoid coffee, alcohol, and spicy foods. And one of the best things a smoker can do for his or her bladder is to quit smoking. Smoking is the major known cause of bladder cancer. Answered by Tomas Kanatzar 1 year ago.

I know it's time consuming, but you should really just go to a doctor, because if indeed it is a UTI then you need antibiotics. If you go then you will be able to start feeling better quicker anyway, so it's the most logical solution. Also, if you leave it and it gets worse then you can end up with kidney damage or the infection could spread to your other organs. I had a friend who became really ill because of a UTI she left untreated. but as some other people have said, in the meantime drink lots and lots of water, to try and flush out some of the infection. You could also get these homeopathic cranberry extract sachets from the pharmacy.. I'm not sure if you have them over there, but there must be something similar. They worked for me when I had a very mild UTI once. Good luck, and go to the doctor! Answered by Rosie Podvin 1 year ago.

The ones that I know of are Uricalm, Azo, and Cystex (not too sure about the last one). I think that Uricalm and Azo have the same ingredients, but Uricalm has more milligrams of the active ingredient in it and I think it may even be cheaper, too. I've used them and they've been very helpful with the pain. Don't neglect to see your doctor, though, because if you do have a UTI, it can become very serious if you don't get the proper treatment for it. Answered by Elvin Salmond 1 year ago.

Water, Water, Water. I still have kidney stones. If you let it get to bad without medical attention it could derive into something worse. Have you not heard on the news were a Brazilian Miss Teen died from a UTI? The bacteria can be fatal and spread if not corrected. This is rare, however not impossible. Drink plenty of water and pee pee pee. But I encourage you to go to a doctor asap. Answered by Roy Blankenship 1 year ago.

YOU CANT GET RID OF A BLADDER INFECTION WITHOUT ANTI BIOTICS do you know how dangerous that is ? you can loose your kidney! you might have made some of the side effects go away with your toughing it out but the infection itself is always there.go to the doctor, all you have to do is describe your symptoms and pee in a cup and then he gives you a 7 to 10 day med please GO! Answered by Lashandra Mooreland 1 year ago.

try the cranberry pills. they are stronger and i take like 2 to 3 a day... plus drink LOADS of water to flush yourself out. in the future make sure you take the pills or juice everyday to prevent them Answered by Abel Dannhaus 1 year ago.


Girls only!!!!!?
i have uti (urinsrie track infection) HHHEEELLLPPP Asked by Victor Carlini 1 year ago.

UTIs are treated with antibacterial drugs. The choice of drug and length of treatment depend on the patient's history and the urine tests that identify the offending bacteria. The sensitivity test is especially useful in helping the doctor select the most effective drug. The drugs most often used to treat routine, uncomplicated UTIs are trimethoprim (Trimpex), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, Cotrim), amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, Wymox), nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin), and ampicillin (Omnipen, Polycillin, Principen, Totacillin). A class of drugs called quinolones includes four drugs approved in recent years for treating UTI. These drugs include ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and trovafloxin (Trovan). Often, a UTI can be cured with 1 or 2 days of treatment if the infection is not complicated by an obstruction or other disorder. Still, many doctors ask their patients to take antibiotics for a week or two to ensure that the infection has been cured. Single-dose treatment is not recommended for some groups of patients, for example, those who have delayed treatment or have signs of a kidney infection, patients with diabetes or structural abnormalities, or men who have prostate infections. Longer treatment is also needed by patients with infections caused by Mycoplasma or Chlamydia, which are usually treated with tetracycline, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMZ), or doxycycline. A followup urinalysis helps to confirm that the urinary tract is infection-free. It is important to take the full course of treatment because symptoms may disappear before the infection is fully cleared. Doctors suggest some additional steps that a woman can take on her own to avoid an infection: Drink plenty of water every day. Urinate when you feel the need; don't resist the urge to urinate. Wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria around the anus from entering the vagina or urethra. Take showers instead of tub baths. Cleanse the genital area before sexual intercourse. Avoid using feminine hygiene sprays and scented douches, which may irritate the urethra. Some doctors suggest drinking cranberry juice. Answered by Olevia Stejskal 1 year ago.

Best, easiest and fastest - get to the Emergency Room and get a prescription for pyridium and an anti-biotic. The pyridium will take care of the symptoms - it will also make you pee orange to bright yellow for a while. The anti-biotic will take care of the bug. Prevention? I take cranberry capsules every other day, and on the in between days I take Black Cherry Extract capsules. I get them from the local health food store. Long term mine may have been linked with a systemic yeast syndrome I am trying to kick. If you also get vaginitis (also the same yeast) then this is a possible reason for the UTI, other than not yet learning basic prevention through cleanliness. Check out yeast at www.hufa.org. Answered by Sheryll Schillinger 1 year ago.

1. Go to the doctor you will probably need antibiotics. 2. Drink plenty of liquids especially water to flush it out. 3. Limit bubble baths they can cause infection from sitting in the hot germy water. Showers are better. If you want a bubble bath limit the time you sit in the water. Stand up when you wash off, drain the tub and rinse with the shower. Answered by Tyler Bram 1 year ago.

If you've been diagnosed by a doctor with a UTI, then you should already have the antibiotics you need to get better. If you haven't SEEN a doctor, you need to do that immediately! Answered by Petra Arrigo 1 year ago.

Get to a doctor for antibiotics its the only way to cure it. Dont bother with over the counter stuff, it just mask the syptoms and then you really will have pain. Answered by Malia Sobolik 1 year ago.

If you haven't seen a DR. yet, then I would suggest you get in to see one tomorrow right away. I have pasted Treatment information below for you. Let me know if you need more information or if you need information on how you get uti. Good luck to you and hope you are feeling better soon. :) Antibiotics can treat most urinary tract infections (UTIs) successfully. The goals of treatment for UTIs are to relieve symptoms, eliminate the infection and prevent recurrence, and prevent unlikely but serious complications such as kidney damage and sepsis. In pregnant women, treatment protects the unborn baby as well. Initial treatment Treatment for uncomplicated bladder infections in women usually is 3 days of antibiotics. Home treatment includes drinking a lot of water and fluids and urinating frequently, emptying your bladder each time. Additional testing is not necessary if your symptoms improve. Oral antibiotics usually can treat kidney infections (pyelonephritis), although you may need brief hospitalization and a short course of intravenous (IV) antibiotics if you are too ill or nauseated to take medicine by mouth (oral medication). Kidney infections tend to make people more severely ill than bladder infections. Once you are feeling better, you may take oral antibiotics, typically for about 2 weeks. Your doctor probably will test your urine for bacteria after treatment to be certain you no longer have an infection. The duration of antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infections (UTIs) may be longer and you may require further testing before and after treatment if you: Are pregnant. Are older than 65. Have diabetes or an impaired immune system. Are a man. UTIs in men typically require 1 to 2 weeks of antibiotics. Additional testing and treatment for prostate problems (such as prostatitis) or sexually transmitted diseases (such as chlamydia or gonorrhea) may be necessary. If you have a severe kidney infection or if a bladder or kidney infection is complicated by other factors, you may need hospitalization. Treatment if the condition gets worse or recurs If your urinary tract infection (UTI) does not improve after treatment with antibiotics, you will need further evaluation and additional antibiotic treatment. If the infection spreads and affects your kidney function or causes widespread infection (sepsis), you will need hospital care. These complications are not common, and they rarely occur in people who are otherwise healthy. People with impaired immune systems, diabetes, untreated urinary tract obstruction, and other conditions that affect the kidneys or bladder are at higher risk. A new infection, rather than a relapse of the same infection, usually is the cause of a UTI that keeps coming back (recurs). Women with recurrent bladder infections may take antibiotics for 6 months, followed by preventive antibiotic therapy. 1 Recurrent UTIs in men are usually a sign of prostate infection (prostatitis). Chronic prostatitis can be difficult to treat and may take up to 6 weeks of antibiotic therapy. For more information, see the topic, Prostatitis. Follow-up evaluations are usually necessary in men who have UTIs and are always necessary if the infection recurs. What To Think About Your doctor may base treatment decisions for a bladder infection on your symptoms and urinalysis results, without doing a urine culture. If treatment clears up the symptoms, it confirms the diagnosis of a simple, uncomplicated UTI. If the symptoms do not clear up, you will need further testing to look for: A kidney infection. Structural problems with the kidneys that increase the risk of infection. Infection with an uncommon bacteria. An impaired immune system. A cause for the symptoms that is not an infection. If group B streptococcal infection causes a UTI in a pregnant woman, she will receive antibiotic treatment during labor so that she does not pass the infection to her baby. 2 Many forms of bacteria have become resistant to common antibiotics designed to destroy them. These are called antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Antibiotic resistance among bacteria that cause UTIs increased steadily in recent decades. You and your doctor may have to try different antibiotics, and different combinations of antibiotics, to find the right medication that will kill the bacteria causing the UTI. 3 Answered by Bernard Burleigh 1 year ago.

First its a urinary track infection not urinsrie. talk to your doctor or look it up on www.webmd.com. I have had one before and they are nothing to worry about. I hope this helps. Answered by Marianela Venible 1 year ago.

it is impossible to know you have one if you have not been to the Dr. It could me many things like a yeast infection, a sexual transmitted disease. But you need to see your Dr. and drink lots of cranberry juice. and good luck Answered by Jed Kolar 1 year ago.

Please see the webpages for more details on Urinary tract infection. It is more appropriate if you culture your urine and identify the bacteria and administer the right medicine. Consult an Urologist. Answered by Karly Koneval 1 year ago.

hey guys she said girls only!!! i had one and the best thing to do is see a doctor and they should give you some treatment for it!! but also try to stay as clean as possible im not saying you're dirty but you just should to help it Answered by Jule Hongerholt 1 year ago.


Are any of the following over the counter meds?
Bactrim, Septra, Furadantin, Macrobid, Macrodantin,Cipro,Levaquin Asked by Nathanial Ptacek 1 year ago.

Not in the US or, I believe, the UK. Mexico is another story.. Answered by Bambi Tokley 1 year ago.


Can dogs take nitrofurantoin?
Asked by Cheryll Popa 1 year ago.

No. Dogs should not take Nitrofurantoin, Furadantin, Macrobid, Macrodantin, Urantoin. or anything similar. That is dangerous and can kill your dog. Why would you even want to give your dog that anyway? It is usually used in treating urinary tract infection, it is often used against E. coli. Is it because its an antibiotic and you think it will treat a infection on a dog? It won't help your dog, only make it worse. Baytril is a common dog antibiotic given by vets. If its an infection ask your vet to prescribe that or another type of antibiotic for dogs. Don't do something your not sure of. But before you go requesting medicine always take your dog into the vet to make sure it gets the proper diagnoses. Answered by Larue Thuotte 1 year ago.

Human Medication is TOXIC to pets ASK YOUR OWN VET PRIOR TO TREATING YOUR DOGS Answered by Gala Navone 1 year ago.


What can you use to cure a urinary tract infection?
can you use penicillin or biaxin? Asked by Matthew Corbell 1 year ago.

Drugs commonly recommended for simple urinary tract infections include: * Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox) * Nitrofurantoin (Furadantin, Macrodantin) * Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) * Levofloxacin (Levaquin) * Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (Bactrim) Usually, symptoms clear up within a few days of treatment. But you may need to continue antibiotics for a week or more. Take the entire course of antibiotics recommended by your doctor to ensure that the infection is completely eradicated. For an uncomplicated urinary tract infection that occurs when you're otherwise healthy, your doctor may recommend a shorter course of treatment, such as taking an antibiotic for three days. But whether this short course of treatment is adequate to treat your infection depends on your particular symptoms and medical history. Your doctor may also prescribe a pain medication (analgesic) that numbs your bladder and urethra to relieve burning while urinating. One common side effect of urinary tract analgesics is discolored urine — bright blue or orange. * Drink plenty of water to dilute your urine and help flush out bacteria. Avoid coffee, alcohol, and soft drinks containing citrus juices and caffeine until your infection has cleared. They can irritate your bladder and tend to aggravate your frequent or urgent need to urinate. * Use a heating pad on your abdomen to minimize bladder pressure or discomfort. Answered by Wai Syer 1 year ago.

penicillin may work, but you may need something specifically for a UTI like macrobid. Azo is a cranberry pill that you can use to ease some of the pain, but honestly drinking cranberry juice is just as effective. If you are asking because penicillin is something you already have on hand that you would have to decide on your own. Answered by Greta Bakos 1 year ago.

See a doctor and take the antibiotic he or she prescribes, exactly the way you are told to take it. That is the only way to cure a UTI. Answered by Lavera Steckley 1 year ago.

No...those drugs can't get into the urinary tract. That's why they use sulfa drugs, usually trimet. Answered by Hermelinda Selley 1 year ago.

If you are looking for something natural try cranberry juice and maybe some goldenseal. that usually clears it up for me. Answered by Miquel Brackin 1 year ago.


I have an unlabeled container of an orange gel with gauze in it. What is it?
I used it a few years ago when I ripped a nail off and it cut up my finger. I'm not sure if I used it on the cut or the nail but I remember wrapping the gauze which was soaked in the gel stuff on it. Any idea what it could be? And also could I use it on a cut I got today? Asked by Lizeth Ireton 1 year ago.

While impossible to know for certain, this might be furadantin ointment- an antibiotic. It is certainly out of date, and should be destroyed. Not knowing for certain, anyone would be a fool to use it at this point. Also, it could be coal tar ointment, although that product was usually a deeper brown in colour. Answered by Doug Tecklenburg 1 year ago.


Can you get rid of a a bladder infection with out a doctor prescription?
like washing there with soap? -im a girl- Asked by Santana Santucci 1 year ago.

No, sorry, even if you manage to flush it out, it can, and most likely will recur: UTIs are treated with antibacterial drugs. The choice of drug and length of treatment depend on the patient's history and the urine tests that identify the offending bacteria. The sensitivity test is especially useful in helping the doctor select the most effective drug. The drugs most often used to treat routine, uncomplicated UTIs are trimethoprim (Trimpex), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, Cotrim), amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, Wymox), nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin), and ampicillin (Omnipen, Polycillin, Principen, Totacillin). A class of drugs called quinolones includes four drugs approved in recent years for treating UTI. These drugs include ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and trovafloxin (Trovan). Often, a UTI can be cured with 1 or 2 days of treatment if the infection is not complicated by an obstruction or other disorder. Still, many doctors ask their patients to take antibiotics for a week or two to ensure that the infection has been cured. Single-dose treatment is not recommended for some groups of patients, for example, those who have delayed treatment or have signs of a kidney infection, patients with diabetes or structural abnormalities, or men who have prostate infections. Longer treatment is also needed by patients with infections caused by Mycoplasma or Chlamydia, which are usually treated with tetracycline, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMZ), or doxycycline. A followup urinalysis helps to confirm that the urinary tract is infection-free. It is important to take the full course of treatment because symptoms may disappear before the infection is fully cleared. Severely ill patients with kidney infections may be hospitalized until they can take fluids and needed drugs on their own. Kidney infections generally require several weeks of antibiotic treatment. Researchers at the University of Washington found that 2-week therapy with TMP/SMZ was as effective as 6 weeks of treatment with the same drug in women with kidney infections that did not involve an obstruction or nervous system disorder. In such cases, kidney infections rarely lead to kidney damage or kidney failure unless they go untreated. Various drugs are available to relieve the pain of a UTI. A heating pad may also help. Most doctors suggest that drinking plenty of water helps cleanse the urinary tract of bacteria. During treatment, it is best to avoid coffee, alcohol, and spicy foods. And one of the best things a smoker can do for his or her bladder is to quit smoking. Smoking is the major known cause of bladder cancer. Answered by Palma Rossell 1 year ago.

Depends on the severity of the infection. Sometimes your body's immune system can fight off a minor infection without antibiotics. However, if it's difficult to tell if this will be the case and a severe infection left untreated can spread and cause further complications. So, it's probably best to get checked out an get on a short course of antibiotics if needed. In the meantime, keep yourself clean and dry, make sure you're drinking plenty of clear liquids or drink some cranberry juice (it contains a type of acid that helps keep bacteria from sticking to the lining of the bladder), and try to urinate frequently to keep your bladder flushed. If you're sexually active, wash with soap after each encounter and try to pass urine both before and after intercourse. This should help prevent bladder infections in the future (if that's what caused it, of course). Addition after reading other posts - I don't think she actually meant washing her bladder with soap; I think she was talking about the external areas. Don't worry about drinking green tea. What makes liquids like cranberry juice and lemon juice effective is that they contain high levels of acids which lower the pH of urine and make it harder for bacteria to grow. Answered by Sonja Unnold 1 year ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: can you get rid of a a bladder infection with out a doctor prescription? like washing there with soap? -im a girl- Answered by Felisa Teper 1 year ago.

A bladder infection is inside your bladder, So right now, washing it wont really help. If the infection is pretty bad then you NEED the doctor. Dont be emarrased. (they dont look down there or anything.) Just tell them whats up.You'll pee in a cup, and they run a test on it. He will give you a perscription for some meds. For now, drink lots of Lemon Juice (not lemonade) mixed in water, and lots of cranberry juice. Answered by Jennine Dyser 1 year ago.

no dont wash with soap that will probably do more harm than good just plain water will do fine. drink as much water as u can, get a cystitis treatment from yr chemist and take as directed, also cranberry juice2 glasses daily can help but takes a while to take effect. if u have a temperature pass blood or pain then u must see doctor as u will need antibiotics Answered by Willian Scicutella 1 year ago.

nope...washing won't help infact it can make it worse...by killing good bacteria and growing the wrong kind.... u need to see a doctor as this can get serious...high fevers and stuff like that... but if its a mild case of bladdder infection then drink a lot of water to wash it out of ur system... and a lot really means a lot.... like a whole 1.5 liter bottlel of water in 30 min to hour... but go see ur doctor Answered by Olevia Copps 1 year ago.

Cranberry juice (REAL cranberry juice, 100%, not the artificial crap) is supposed to work wonders, as well as drinking alot of water. Do this for 2 weeks or so, drink it constantly. If it's mild I would try this route first. If it's something more progressed go to your doctor and use the combined therapy. Goodluck! :) Answered by Tanya Strickland 1 year ago.

Drink Cranberry juice that will help out some and might even clear it up. Infection or not you should keep very clean down there... Answered by Jaimie Limle 1 year ago.


Pls help i think i have UTI.?
guy i just read the symptom of UTI (urenia track infection) and i think i have it...But i'm scared to go to the doctor bcs i'm been having this for months maybe 5-6months and i scared to get some really bad news.i would like to know if anyone here had UTI b4 and how long did u wait b4 u went to the doc??? Asked by Ai Forguson 1 year ago.

UTIs are treated with antibacterial drugs. The choice of drug and length of treatment depend on the patient's history and the urine tests that identify the offending bacteria. The sensitivity test is especially useful in helping the doctor select the most effective drug. The drugs most often used to treat routine, uncomplicated UTIs are trimethoprim (Trimpex), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, Cotrim), amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, Wymox), nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin), and ampicillin (Omnipen, Polycillin, Principen, Totacillin). A class of drugs called quinolones includes four drugs approved in recent years for treating UTI. These drugs include ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and trovafloxin (Trovan). Often, a UTI can be cured with 1 or 2 days of treatment if the infection is not complicated by an obstruction or other disorder. Still, many doctors ask their patients to take antibiotics for a week or two to ensure that the infection has been cured. Single-dose treatment is not recommended for some groups of patients, for example, those who have delayed treatment or have signs of a kidney infection, patients with diabetes or structural abnormalities, or men who have prostate infections. Longer treatment is also needed by patients with infections caused by Mycoplasma or Chlamydia, which are usually treated with tetracycline, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMZ), or doxycycline. A followup urinalysis helps to confirm that the urinary tract is infection-free. It is important to take the full course of treatment because symptoms may disappear before the infection is fully cleared. Severely ill patients with kidney infections may be hospitalized until they can take fluids and needed drugs on their own. Kidney infections generally require several weeks of antibiotic treatment. Researchers at the University of Washington found that 2-week therapy with TMP/SMZ was as effective as 6 weeks of treatment with the same drug in women with kidney infections that did not involve an obstruction or nervous system disorder. In such cases, kidney infections rarely lead to kidney damage or kidney failure unless they go untreated. Various drugs are available to relieve the pain of a UTI. A heating pad may also help. Most doctors suggest that drinking plenty of water helps cleanse the urinary tract of bacteria. During treatment, it is best to avoid coffee, alcohol, and spicy foods. And one of the best things a smoker can do for his or her bladder is to quit smoking. Smoking is the major known cause of bladder cancer. Answered by Verena Hackenberg 1 year ago.

It looks such as you may desire to have a minor one. In my adventure, the least puzzling answer is to drink lots of cranberry juice (it particularly is a organic anti-biotic). yet an alternate decision is to take cranberry supplements. you will get them at any drug keep. you will possibly desire to objective to pee after intercourse - it enables "wash" out any bacteria that could have been pushed up there. If none of that enables, flow to the surgeon for an antibiotic. Answered by Wilmer Braxton 1 year ago.

Don't need a doc for UTI....drink some cranberry juice or you can buy some pills. They're not that serious Answered by Marisa Wonser 1 year ago.


Girl Problem! Please Help!!?
okay. i believe im in the beginning of getting a UTI. I've Had One once Before And I Just Had To Tough It Out And I Didnt Go To The Doctor. But Now That Im Getting One Again. I Still Cant Go To The Doctor But I Heard From An Ex-Friend That There Is Some Type Of Over The Counter Med To Treat It. Does Any one... Asked by Lera Limber 1 year ago.

okay. i believe im in the beginning of getting a UTI. I've Had One once Before And I Just Had To Tough It Out And I Didnt Go To The Doctor. But Now That Im Getting One Again. I Still Cant Go To The Doctor But I Heard From An Ex-Friend That There Is Some Type Of Over The Counter Med To Treat It. Does Any one Know The Name Of That Medicine Or Any other Remidies That Could Help Me. Oh I Know The Whole Cranberry Juice Thing But That took A While. Answered by Dottie Rede 1 year ago.

UTIs are treated with antibacterial drugs. The choice of drug and length of treatment depend on the patient's history and the urine tests that identify the offending bacteria. The sensitivity test is especially useful in helping the doctor select the most effective drug. The drugs most often used to treat routine, uncomplicated UTIs are trimethoprim (Trimpex), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, Cotrim), amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, Wymox), nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin), and ampicillin (Omnipen, Polycillin, Principen, Totacillin). A class of drugs called quinolones includes four drugs approved in recent years for treating UTI. These drugs include ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and trovafloxin (Trovan). Often, a UTI can be cured with 1 or 2 days of treatment if the infection is not complicated by an obstruction or other disorder. Still, many doctors ask their patients to take antibiotics for a week or two to ensure that the infection has been cured. Single-dose treatment is not recommended for some groups of patients, for example, those who have delayed treatment or have signs of a kidney infection, patients with diabetes or structural abnormalities, or men who have prostate infections. Longer treatment is also needed by patients with infections caused by Mycoplasma or Chlamydia, which are usually treated with tetracycline, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMZ), or doxycycline. A followup urinalysis helps to confirm that the urinary tract is infection-free. It is important to take the full course of treatment because symptoms may disappear before the infection is fully cleared. Severely ill patients with kidney infections may be hospitalized until they can take fluids and needed drugs on their own. Kidney infections generally require several weeks of antibiotic treatment. Researchers at the University of Washington found that 2-week therapy with TMP/SMZ was as effective as 6 weeks of treatment with the same drug in women with kidney infections that did not involve an obstruction or nervous system disorder. In such cases, kidney infections rarely lead to kidney damage or kidney failure unless they go untreated. Various drugs are available to relieve the pain of a UTI. A heating pad may also help. Most doctors suggest that drinking plenty of water helps cleanse the urinary tract of bacteria. During treatment, it is best to avoid coffee, alcohol, and spicy foods. And one of the best things a smoker can do for his or her bladder is to quit smoking. Smoking is the major known cause of bladder cancer. Answered by Latrina Primus 1 year ago.

I know it's time consuming, but you should really just go to a doctor, because if indeed it is a UTI then you need antibiotics. If you go then you will be able to start feeling better quicker anyway, so it's the most logical solution. Also, if you leave it and it gets worse then you can end up with kidney damage or the infection could spread to your other organs. I had a friend who became really ill because of a UTI she left untreated. but as some other people have said, in the meantime drink lots and lots of water, to try and flush out some of the infection. You could also get these homeopathic cranberry extract sachets from the pharmacy.. I'm not sure if you have them over there, but there must be something similar. They worked for me when I had a very mild UTI once. Good luck, and go to the doctor! Answered by Milly Kartchner 1 year ago.

The ones that I know of are Uricalm, Azo, and Cystex (not too sure about the last one). I think that Uricalm and Azo have the same ingredients, but Uricalm has more milligrams of the active ingredient in it and I think it may even be cheaper, too. I've used them and they've been very helpful with the pain. Don't neglect to see your doctor, though, because if you do have a UTI, it can become very serious if you don't get the proper treatment for it. Answered by Marguerite Greany 1 year ago.

Water, Water, Water. I still have kidney stones. If you let it get to bad without medical attention it could derive into something worse. Have you not heard on the news were a Brazilian Miss Teen died from a UTI? The bacteria can be fatal and spread if not corrected. This is rare, however not impossible. Drink plenty of water and pee pee pee. But I encourage you to go to a doctor asap. Answered by Milagro Rothfeld 1 year ago.

YOU CANT GET RID OF A BLADDER INFECTION WITHOUT ANTI BIOTICS do you know how dangerous that is ? you can loose your kidney! you might have made some of the side effects go away with your toughing it out but the infection itself is always there.go to the doctor, all you have to do is describe your symptoms and pee in a cup and then he gives you a 7 to 10 day med please GO! Answered by Terisa Mcmanis 1 year ago.

try the cranberry pills. they are stronger and i take like 2 to 3 a day... plus drink LOADS of water to flush yourself out. in the future make sure you take the pills or juice everyday to prevent them Answered by Allen Lute 1 year ago.


Girls only!!!!!?
i have uti (urinsrie track infection) HHHEEELLLPPP Asked by Grover Grapp 1 year ago.

UTIs are treated with antibacterial drugs. The choice of drug and length of treatment depend on the patient's history and the urine tests that identify the offending bacteria. The sensitivity test is especially useful in helping the doctor select the most effective drug. The drugs most often used to treat routine, uncomplicated UTIs are trimethoprim (Trimpex), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, Cotrim), amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, Wymox), nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin), and ampicillin (Omnipen, Polycillin, Principen, Totacillin). A class of drugs called quinolones includes four drugs approved in recent years for treating UTI. These drugs include ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and trovafloxin (Trovan). Often, a UTI can be cured with 1 or 2 days of treatment if the infection is not complicated by an obstruction or other disorder. Still, many doctors ask their patients to take antibiotics for a week or two to ensure that the infection has been cured. Single-dose treatment is not recommended for some groups of patients, for example, those who have delayed treatment or have signs of a kidney infection, patients with diabetes or structural abnormalities, or men who have prostate infections. Longer treatment is also needed by patients with infections caused by Mycoplasma or Chlamydia, which are usually treated with tetracycline, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMZ), or doxycycline. A followup urinalysis helps to confirm that the urinary tract is infection-free. It is important to take the full course of treatment because symptoms may disappear before the infection is fully cleared. Doctors suggest some additional steps that a woman can take on her own to avoid an infection: Drink plenty of water every day. Urinate when you feel the need; don't resist the urge to urinate. Wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria around the anus from entering the vagina or urethra. Take showers instead of tub baths. Cleanse the genital area before sexual intercourse. Avoid using feminine hygiene sprays and scented douches, which may irritate the urethra. Some doctors suggest drinking cranberry juice. Answered by Shu Clegg 1 year ago.

Best, easiest and fastest - get to the Emergency Room and get a prescription for pyridium and an anti-biotic. The pyridium will take care of the symptoms - it will also make you pee orange to bright yellow for a while. The anti-biotic will take care of the bug. Prevention? I take cranberry capsules every other day, and on the in between days I take Black Cherry Extract capsules. I get them from the local health food store. Long term mine may have been linked with a systemic yeast syndrome I am trying to kick. If you also get vaginitis (also the same yeast) then this is a possible reason for the UTI, other than not yet learning basic prevention through cleanliness. Check out yeast at www.hufa.org. Answered by Bernardo Conoley 1 year ago.

1. Go to the doctor you will probably need antibiotics. 2. Drink plenty of liquids especially water to flush it out. 3. Limit bubble baths they can cause infection from sitting in the hot germy water. Showers are better. If you want a bubble bath limit the time you sit in the water. Stand up when you wash off, drain the tub and rinse with the shower. Answered by Cynthia Jaure 1 year ago.

If you've been diagnosed by a doctor with a UTI, then you should already have the antibiotics you need to get better. If you haven't SEEN a doctor, you need to do that immediately! Answered by Len Wismer 1 year ago.

Get to a doctor for antibiotics its the only way to cure it. Dont bother with over the counter stuff, it just mask the syptoms and then you really will have pain. Answered by Nila Opper 1 year ago.

If you haven't seen a DR. yet, then I would suggest you get in to see one tomorrow right away. I have pasted Treatment information below for you. Let me know if you need more information or if you need information on how you get uti. Good luck to you and hope you are feeling better soon. :) Antibiotics can treat most urinary tract infections (UTIs) successfully. The goals of treatment for UTIs are to relieve symptoms, eliminate the infection and prevent recurrence, and prevent unlikely but serious complications such as kidney damage and sepsis. In pregnant women, treatment protects the unborn baby as well. Initial treatment Treatment for uncomplicated bladder infections in women usually is 3 days of antibiotics. Home treatment includes drinking a lot of water and fluids and urinating frequently, emptying your bladder each time. Additional testing is not necessary if your symptoms improve. Oral antibiotics usually can treat kidney infections (pyelonephritis), although you may need brief hospitalization and a short course of intravenous (IV) antibiotics if you are too ill or nauseated to take medicine by mouth (oral medication). Kidney infections tend to make people more severely ill than bladder infections. Once you are feeling better, you may take oral antibiotics, typically for about 2 weeks. Your doctor probably will test your urine for bacteria after treatment to be certain you no longer have an infection. The duration of antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infections (UTIs) may be longer and you may require further testing before and after treatment if you: Are pregnant. Are older than 65. Have diabetes or an impaired immune system. Are a man. UTIs in men typically require 1 to 2 weeks of antibiotics. Additional testing and treatment for prostate problems (such as prostatitis) or sexually transmitted diseases (such as chlamydia or gonorrhea) may be necessary. If you have a severe kidney infection or if a bladder or kidney infection is complicated by other factors, you may need hospitalization. Treatment if the condition gets worse or recurs If your urinary tract infection (UTI) does not improve after treatment with antibiotics, you will need further evaluation and additional antibiotic treatment. If the infection spreads and affects your kidney function or causes widespread infection (sepsis), you will need hospital care. These complications are not common, and they rarely occur in people who are otherwise healthy. People with impaired immune systems, diabetes, untreated urinary tract obstruction, and other conditions that affect the kidneys or bladder are at higher risk. A new infection, rather than a relapse of the same infection, usually is the cause of a UTI that keeps coming back (recurs). Women with recurrent bladder infections may take antibiotics for 6 months, followed by preventive antibiotic therapy. 1 Recurrent UTIs in men are usually a sign of prostate infection (prostatitis). Chronic prostatitis can be difficult to treat and may take up to 6 weeks of antibiotic therapy. For more information, see the topic, Prostatitis. Follow-up evaluations are usually necessary in men who have UTIs and are always necessary if the infection recurs. What To Think About Your doctor may base treatment decisions for a bladder infection on your symptoms and urinalysis results, without doing a urine culture. If treatment clears up the symptoms, it confirms the diagnosis of a simple, uncomplicated UTI. If the symptoms do not clear up, you will need further testing to look for: A kidney infection. Structural problems with the kidneys that increase the risk of infection. Infection with an uncommon bacteria. An impaired immune system. A cause for the symptoms that is not an infection. If group B streptococcal infection causes a UTI in a pregnant woman, she will receive antibiotic treatment during labor so that she does not pass the infection to her baby. 2 Many forms of bacteria have become resistant to common antibiotics designed to destroy them. These are called antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Antibiotic resistance among bacteria that cause UTIs increased steadily in recent decades. You and your doctor may have to try different antibiotics, and different combinations of antibiotics, to find the right medication that will kill the bacteria causing the UTI. 3 Answered by Arline Foersterling 1 year ago.

First its a urinary track infection not urinsrie. talk to your doctor or look it up on www.webmd.com. I have had one before and they are nothing to worry about. I hope this helps. Answered by Edwin Wolnik 1 year ago.

it is impossible to know you have one if you have not been to the Dr. It could me many things like a yeast infection, a sexual transmitted disease. But you need to see your Dr. and drink lots of cranberry juice. and good luck Answered by Zonia Tenpenny 1 year ago.

Please see the webpages for more details on Urinary tract infection. It is more appropriate if you culture your urine and identify the bacteria and administer the right medicine. Consult an Urologist. Answered by Khadijah Tumolo 1 year ago.

hey guys she said girls only!!! i had one and the best thing to do is see a doctor and they should give you some treatment for it!! but also try to stay as clean as possible im not saying you're dirty but you just should to help it Answered by Holly Krausse 1 year ago.


Are any of the following over the counter meds?
Bactrim, Septra, Furadantin, Macrobid, Macrodantin,Cipro,Levaquin Asked by Paul Vonbank 1 year ago.

Not in the US or, I believe, the UK. Mexico is another story.. Answered by Logan Kleven 1 year ago.


Can dogs take nitrofurantoin?
Asked by Nelson Bogenschutz 1 year ago.

No. Dogs should not take Nitrofurantoin, Furadantin, Macrobid, Macrodantin, Urantoin. or anything similar. That is dangerous and can kill your dog. Why would you even want to give your dog that anyway? It is usually used in treating urinary tract infection, it is often used against E. coli. Is it because its an antibiotic and you think it will treat a infection on a dog? It won't help your dog, only make it worse. Baytril is a common dog antibiotic given by vets. If its an infection ask your vet to prescribe that or another type of antibiotic for dogs. Don't do something your not sure of. But before you go requesting medicine always take your dog into the vet to make sure it gets the proper diagnoses. Answered by Cherri Yarborough 1 year ago.

Human Medication is TOXIC to pets ASK YOUR OWN VET PRIOR TO TREATING YOUR DOGS Answered by Elodia Stiegman 1 year ago.


What can you use to cure a urinary tract infection?
can you use penicillin or biaxin? Asked by Suzan Theodorov 1 year ago.

Drugs commonly recommended for simple urinary tract infections include: * Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox) * Nitrofurantoin (Furadantin, Macrodantin) * Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) * Levofloxacin (Levaquin) * Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (Bactrim) Usually, symptoms clear up within a few days of treatment. But you may need to continue antibiotics for a week or more. Take the entire course of antibiotics recommended by your doctor to ensure that the infection is completely eradicated. For an uncomplicated urinary tract infection that occurs when you're otherwise healthy, your doctor may recommend a shorter course of treatment, such as taking an antibiotic for three days. But whether this short course of treatment is adequate to treat your infection depends on your particular symptoms and medical history. Your doctor may also prescribe a pain medication (analgesic) that numbs your bladder and urethra to relieve burning while urinating. One common side effect of urinary tract analgesics is discolored urine — bright blue or orange. * Drink plenty of water to dilute your urine and help flush out bacteria. Avoid coffee, alcohol, and soft drinks containing citrus juices and caffeine until your infection has cleared. They can irritate your bladder and tend to aggravate your frequent or urgent need to urinate. * Use a heating pad on your abdomen to minimize bladder pressure or discomfort. Answered by Christine Boyarski 1 year ago.

penicillin may work, but you may need something specifically for a UTI like macrobid. Azo is a cranberry pill that you can use to ease some of the pain, but honestly drinking cranberry juice is just as effective. If you are asking because penicillin is something you already have on hand that you would have to decide on your own. Answered by Kesha Cantakis 1 year ago.

See a doctor and take the antibiotic he or she prescribes, exactly the way you are told to take it. That is the only way to cure a UTI. Answered by Alix Stear 1 year ago.

No...those drugs can't get into the urinary tract. That's why they use sulfa drugs, usually trimet. Answered by Georgene Greenblatt 1 year ago.

If you are looking for something natural try cranberry juice and maybe some goldenseal. that usually clears it up for me. Answered by Jeremy Gabel 1 year ago.


I have an unlabeled container of an orange gel with gauze in it. What is it?
I used it a few years ago when I ripped a nail off and it cut up my finger. I'm not sure if I used it on the cut or the nail but I remember wrapping the gauze which was soaked in the gel stuff on it. Any idea what it could be? And also could I use it on a cut I got today? Asked by Nam Scotto 1 year ago.

While impossible to know for certain, this might be furadantin ointment- an antibiotic. It is certainly out of date, and should be destroyed. Not knowing for certain, anyone would be a fool to use it at this point. Also, it could be coal tar ointment, although that product was usually a deeper brown in colour. Answered by Shana Nicewonger 1 year ago.


Can you get rid of a a bladder infection with out a doctor prescription?
like washing there with soap? -im a girl- Asked by Tawanda Akers 1 year ago.

No, sorry, even if you manage to flush it out, it can, and most likely will recur: UTIs are treated with antibacterial drugs. The choice of drug and length of treatment depend on the patient's history and the urine tests that identify the offending bacteria. The sensitivity test is especially useful in helping the doctor select the most effective drug. The drugs most often used to treat routine, uncomplicated UTIs are trimethoprim (Trimpex), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, Cotrim), amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, Wymox), nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin), and ampicillin (Omnipen, Polycillin, Principen, Totacillin). A class of drugs called quinolones includes four drugs approved in recent years for treating UTI. These drugs include ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and trovafloxin (Trovan). Often, a UTI can be cured with 1 or 2 days of treatment if the infection is not complicated by an obstruction or other disorder. Still, many doctors ask their patients to take antibiotics for a week or two to ensure that the infection has been cured. Single-dose treatment is not recommended for some groups of patients, for example, those who have delayed treatment or have signs of a kidney infection, patients with diabetes or structural abnormalities, or men who have prostate infections. Longer treatment is also needed by patients with infections caused by Mycoplasma or Chlamydia, which are usually treated with tetracycline, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMZ), or doxycycline. A followup urinalysis helps to confirm that the urinary tract is infection-free. It is important to take the full course of treatment because symptoms may disappear before the infection is fully cleared. Severely ill patients with kidney infections may be hospitalized until they can take fluids and needed drugs on their own. Kidney infections generally require several weeks of antibiotic treatment. Researchers at the University of Washington found that 2-week therapy with TMP/SMZ was as effective as 6 weeks of treatment with the same drug in women with kidney infections that did not involve an obstruction or nervous system disorder. In such cases, kidney infections rarely lead to kidney damage or kidney failure unless they go untreated. Various drugs are available to relieve the pain of a UTI. A heating pad may also help. Most doctors suggest that drinking plenty of water helps cleanse the urinary tract of bacteria. During treatment, it is best to avoid coffee, alcohol, and spicy foods. And one of the best things a smoker can do for his or her bladder is to quit smoking. Smoking is the major known cause of bladder cancer. Answered by Lakeisha Bloxom 1 year ago.

Depends on the severity of the infection. Sometimes your body's immune system can fight off a minor infection without antibiotics. However, if it's difficult to tell if this will be the case and a severe infection left untreated can spread and cause further complications. So, it's probably best to get checked out an get on a short course of antibiotics if needed. In the meantime, keep yourself clean and dry, make sure you're drinking plenty of clear liquids or drink some cranberry juice (it contains a type of acid that helps keep bacteria from sticking to the lining of the bladder), and try to urinate frequently to keep your bladder flushed. If you're sexually active, wash with soap after each encounter and try to pass urine both before and after intercourse. This should help prevent bladder infections in the future (if that's what caused it, of course). Addition after reading other posts - I don't think she actually meant washing her bladder with soap; I think she was talking about the external areas. Don't worry about drinking green tea. What makes liquids like cranberry juice and lemon juice effective is that they contain high levels of acids which lower the pH of urine and make it harder for bacteria to grow. Answered by Bell Schumacher 1 year ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: can you get rid of a a bladder infection with out a doctor prescription? like washing there with soap? -im a girl- Answered by Felicia Whetstone 1 year ago.

A bladder infection is inside your bladder, So right now, washing it wont really help. If the infection is pretty bad then you NEED the doctor. Dont be emarrased. (they dont look down there or anything.) Just tell them whats up.You'll pee in a cup, and they run a test on it. He will give you a perscription for some meds. For now, drink lots of Lemon Juice (not lemonade) mixed in water, and lots of cranberry juice. Answered by Johana Kohner 1 year ago.

no dont wash with soap that will probably do more harm than good just plain water will do fine. drink as much water as u can, get a cystitis treatment from yr chemist and take as directed, also cranberry juice2 glasses daily can help but takes a while to take effect. if u have a temperature pass blood or pain then u must see doctor as u will need antibiotics Answered by Ronda Lamore 1 year ago.

nope...washing won't help infact it can make it worse...by killing good bacteria and growing the wrong kind.... u need to see a doctor as this can get serious...high fevers and stuff like that... but if its a mild case of bladdder infection then drink a lot of water to wash it out of ur system... and a lot really means a lot.... like a whole 1.5 liter bottlel of water in 30 min to hour... but go see ur doctor Answered by Janey Southmayd 1 year ago.

Cranberry juice (REAL cranberry juice, 100%, not the artificial crap) is supposed to work wonders, as well as drinking alot of water. Do this for 2 weeks or so, drink it constantly. If it's mild I would try this route first. If it's something more progressed go to your doctor and use the combined therapy. Goodluck! :) Answered by Rozella Felio 1 year ago.

Drink Cranberry juice that will help out some and might even clear it up. Infection or not you should keep very clean down there... Answered by Carl Cola 1 year ago.


Pls help i think i have UTI.?
guy i just read the symptom of UTI (urenia track infection) and i think i have it...But i'm scared to go to the doctor bcs i'm been having this for months maybe 5-6months and i scared to get some really bad news.i would like to know if anyone here had UTI b4 and how long did u wait b4 u went to the doc??? Asked by Leoma Nieder 1 year ago.

UTIs are treated with antibacterial drugs. The choice of drug and length of treatment depend on the patient's history and the urine tests that identify the offending bacteria. The sensitivity test is especially useful in helping the doctor select the most effective drug. The drugs most often used to treat routine, uncomplicated UTIs are trimethoprim (Trimpex), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, Cotrim), amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, Wymox), nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin), and ampicillin (Omnipen, Polycillin, Principen, Totacillin). A class of drugs called quinolones includes four drugs approved in recent years for treating UTI. These drugs include ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and trovafloxin (Trovan). Often, a UTI can be cured with 1 or 2 days of treatment if the infection is not complicated by an obstruction or other disorder. Still, many doctors ask their patients to take antibiotics for a week or two to ensure that the infection has been cured. Single-dose treatment is not recommended for some groups of patients, for example, those who have delayed treatment or have signs of a kidney infection, patients with diabetes or structural abnormalities, or men who have prostate infections. Longer treatment is also needed by patients with infections caused by Mycoplasma or Chlamydia, which are usually treated with tetracycline, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMZ), or doxycycline. A followup urinalysis helps to confirm that the urinary tract is infection-free. It is important to take the full course of treatment because symptoms may disappear before the infection is fully cleared. Severely ill patients with kidney infections may be hospitalized until they can take fluids and needed drugs on their own. Kidney infections generally require several weeks of antibiotic treatment. Researchers at the University of Washington found that 2-week therapy with TMP/SMZ was as effective as 6 weeks of treatment with the same drug in women with kidney infections that did not involve an obstruction or nervous system disorder. In such cases, kidney infections rarely lead to kidney damage or kidney failure unless they go untreated. Various drugs are available to relieve the pain of a UTI. A heating pad may also help. Most doctors suggest that drinking plenty of water helps cleanse the urinary tract of bacteria. During treatment, it is best to avoid coffee, alcohol, and spicy foods. And one of the best things a smoker can do for his or her bladder is to quit smoking. Smoking is the major known cause of bladder cancer. Answered by Marcus Preus 1 year ago.

It looks such as you may desire to have a minor one. In my adventure, the least puzzling answer is to drink lots of cranberry juice (it particularly is a organic anti-biotic). yet an alternate decision is to take cranberry supplements. you will get them at any drug keep. you will possibly desire to objective to pee after intercourse - it enables "wash" out any bacteria that could have been pushed up there. If none of that enables, flow to the surgeon for an antibiotic. Answered by Garnett Drinkard 1 year ago.

Don't need a doc for UTI....drink some cranberry juice or you can buy some pills. They're not that serious Answered by Tayna Gerstner 1 year ago.


Girl Problem! Please Help!!?
okay. i believe im in the beginning of getting a UTI. I've Had One once Before And I Just Had To Tough It Out And I Didnt Go To The Doctor. But Now That Im Getting One Again. I Still Cant Go To The Doctor But I Heard From An Ex-Friend That There Is Some Type Of Over The Counter Med To Treat It. Does Any one... Asked by Jenice Burnside 1 year ago.

okay. i believe im in the beginning of getting a UTI. I've Had One once Before And I Just Had To Tough It Out And I Didnt Go To The Doctor. But Now That Im Getting One Again. I Still Cant Go To The Doctor But I Heard From An Ex-Friend That There Is Some Type Of Over The Counter Med To Treat It. Does Any one Know The Name Of That Medicine Or Any other Remidies That Could Help Me. Oh I Know The Whole Cranberry Juice Thing But That took A While. Answered by Felton Bottrell 1 year ago.

UTIs are treated with antibacterial drugs. The choice of drug and length of treatment depend on the patient's history and the urine tests that identify the offending bacteria. The sensitivity test is especially useful in helping the doctor select the most effective drug. The drugs most often used to treat routine, uncomplicated UTIs are trimethoprim (Trimpex), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, Cotrim), amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, Wymox), nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin), and ampicillin (Omnipen, Polycillin, Principen, Totacillin). A class of drugs called quinolones includes four drugs approved in recent years for treating UTI. These drugs include ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and trovafloxin (Trovan). Often, a UTI can be cured with 1 or 2 days of treatment if the infection is not complicated by an obstruction or other disorder. Still, many doctors ask their patients to take antibiotics for a week or two to ensure that the infection has been cured. Single-dose treatment is not recommended for some groups of patients, for example, those who have delayed treatment or have signs of a kidney infection, patients with diabetes or structural abnormalities, or men who have prostate infections. Longer treatment is also needed by patients with infections caused by Mycoplasma or Chlamydia, which are usually treated with tetracycline, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMZ), or doxycycline. A followup urinalysis helps to confirm that the urinary tract is infection-free. It is important to take the full course of treatment because symptoms may disappear before the infection is fully cleared. Severely ill patients with kidney infections may be hospitalized until they can take fluids and needed drugs on their own. Kidney infections generally require several weeks of antibiotic treatment. Researchers at the University of Washington found that 2-week therapy with TMP/SMZ was as effective as 6 weeks of treatment with the same drug in women with kidney infections that did not involve an obstruction or nervous system disorder. In such cases, kidney infections rarely lead to kidney damage or kidney failure unless they go untreated. Various drugs are available to relieve the pain of a UTI. A heating pad may also help. Most doctors suggest that drinking plenty of water helps cleanse the urinary tract of bacteria. During treatment, it is best to avoid coffee, alcohol, and spicy foods. And one of the best things a smoker can do for his or her bladder is to quit smoking. Smoking is the major known cause of bladder cancer. Answered by Dario Tibor 1 year ago.

I know it's time consuming, but you should really just go to a doctor, because if indeed it is a UTI then you need antibiotics. If you go then you will be able to start feeling better quicker anyway, so it's the most logical solution. Also, if you leave it and it gets worse then you can end up with kidney damage or the infection could spread to your other organs. I had a friend who became really ill because of a UTI she left untreated. but as some other people have said, in the meantime drink lots and lots of water, to try and flush out some of the infection. You could also get these homeopathic cranberry extract sachets from the pharmacy.. I'm not sure if you have them over there, but there must be something similar. They worked for me when I had a very mild UTI once. Good luck, and go to the doctor! Answered by Vernita Garraway 1 year ago.

The ones that I know of are Uricalm, Azo, and Cystex (not too sure about the last one). I think that Uricalm and Azo have the same ingredients, but Uricalm has more milligrams of the active ingredient in it and I think it may even be cheaper, too. I've used them and they've been very helpful with the pain. Don't neglect to see your doctor, though, because if you do have a UTI, it can become very serious if you don't get the proper treatment for it. Answered by Antwan Cacace 1 year ago.

Water, Water, Water. I still have kidney stones. If you let it get to bad without medical attention it could derive into something worse. Have you not heard on the news were a Brazilian Miss Teen died from a UTI? The bacteria can be fatal and spread if not corrected. This is rare, however not impossible. Drink plenty of water and pee pee pee. But I encourage you to go to a doctor asap. Answered by Jolie Eckart 1 year ago.

YOU CANT GET RID OF A BLADDER INFECTION WITHOUT ANTI BIOTICS do you know how dangerous that is ? you can loose your kidney! you might have made some of the side effects go away with your toughing it out but the infection itself is always there.go to the doctor, all you have to do is describe your symptoms and pee in a cup and then he gives you a 7 to 10 day med please GO! Answered by Phylicia Chiong 1 year ago.

try the cranberry pills. they are stronger and i take like 2 to 3 a day... plus drink LOADS of water to flush yourself out. in the future make sure you take the pills or juice everyday to prevent them Answered by Monnie Schaeffler 1 year ago.


Girls only!!!!!?
i have uti (urinsrie track infection) HHHEEELLLPPP Asked by Dwayne Retek 1 year ago.

UTIs are treated with antibacterial drugs. The choice of drug and length of treatment depend on the patient's history and the urine tests that identify the offending bacteria. The sensitivity test is especially useful in helping the doctor select the most effective drug. The drugs most often used to treat routine, uncomplicated UTIs are trimethoprim (Trimpex), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, Cotrim), amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, Wymox), nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin), and ampicillin (Omnipen, Polycillin, Principen, Totacillin). A class of drugs called quinolones includes four drugs approved in recent years for treating UTI. These drugs include ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and trovafloxin (Trovan). Often, a UTI can be cured with 1 or 2 days of treatment if the infection is not complicated by an obstruction or other disorder. Still, many doctors ask their patients to take antibiotics for a week or two to ensure that the infection has been cured. Single-dose treatment is not recommended for some groups of patients, for example, those who have delayed treatment or have signs of a kidney infection, patients with diabetes or structural abnormalities, or men who have prostate infections. Longer treatment is also needed by patients with infections caused by Mycoplasma or Chlamydia, which are usually treated with tetracycline, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMZ), or doxycycline. A followup urinalysis helps to confirm that the urinary tract is infection-free. It is important to take the full course of treatment because symptoms may disappear before the infection is fully cleared. Doctors suggest some additional steps that a woman can take on her own to avoid an infection: Drink plenty of water every day. Urinate when you feel the need; don't resist the urge to urinate. Wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria around the anus from entering the vagina or urethra. Take showers instead of tub baths. Cleanse the genital area before sexual intercourse. Avoid using feminine hygiene sprays and scented douches, which may irritate the urethra. Some doctors suggest drinking cranberry juice. Answered by Dwana Arview 1 year ago.

Best, easiest and fastest - get to the Emergency Room and get a prescription for pyridium and an anti-biotic. The pyridium will take care of the symptoms - it will also make you pee orange to bright yellow for a while. The anti-biotic will take care of the bug. Prevention? I take cranberry capsules every other day, and on the in between days I take Black Cherry Extract capsules. I get them from the local health food store. Long term mine may have been linked with a systemic yeast syndrome I am trying to kick. If you also get vaginitis (also the same yeast) then this is a possible reason for the UTI, other than not yet learning basic prevention through cleanliness. Check out yeast at www.hufa.org. Answered by Stephenie Meehleder 1 year ago.

1. Go to the doctor you will probably need antibiotics. 2. Drink plenty of liquids especially water to flush it out. 3. Limit bubble baths they can cause infection from sitting in the hot germy water. Showers are better. If you want a bubble bath limit the time you sit in the water. Stand up when you wash off, drain the tub and rinse with the shower. Answered by Joycelyn Trippi 1 year ago.

If you've been diagnosed by a doctor with a UTI, then you should already have the antibiotics you need to get better. If you haven't SEEN a doctor, you need to do that immediately! Answered by Lacey Buol 1 year ago.

Get to a doctor for antibiotics its the only way to cure it. Dont bother with over the counter stuff, it just mask the syptoms and then you really will have pain. Answered by Belinda Blacio 1 year ago.

If you haven't seen a DR. yet, then I would suggest you get in to see one tomorrow right away. I have pasted Treatment information below for you. Let me know if you need more information or if you need information on how you get uti. Good luck to you and hope you are feeling better soon. :) Antibiotics can treat most urinary tract infections (UTIs) successfully. The goals of treatment for UTIs are to relieve symptoms, eliminate the infection and prevent recurrence, and prevent unlikely but serious complications such as kidney damage and sepsis. In pregnant women, treatment protects the unborn baby as well. Initial treatment Treatment for uncomplicated bladder infections in women usually is 3 days of antibiotics. Home treatment includes drinking a lot of water and fluids and urinating frequently, emptying your bladder each time. Additional testing is not necessary if your symptoms improve. Oral antibiotics usually can treat kidney infections (pyelonephritis), although you may need brief hospitalization and a short course of intravenous (IV) antibiotics if you are too ill or nauseated to take medicine by mouth (oral medication). Kidney infections tend to make people more severely ill than bladder infections. Once you are feeling better, you may take oral antibiotics, typically for about 2 weeks. Your doctor probably will test your urine for bacteria after treatment to be certain you no longer have an infection. The duration of antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infections (UTIs) may be longer and you may require further testing before and after treatment if you: Are pregnant. Are older than 65. Have diabetes or an impaired immune system. Are a man. UTIs in men typically require 1 to 2 weeks of antibiotics. Additional testing and treatment for prostate problems (such as prostatitis) or sexually transmitted diseases (such as chlamydia or gonorrhea) may be necessary. If you have a severe kidney infection or if a bladder or kidney infection is complicated by other factors, you may need hospitalization. Treatment if the condition gets worse or recurs If your urinary tract infection (UTI) does not improve after treatment with antibiotics, you will need further evaluation and additional antibiotic treatment. If the infection spreads and affects your kidney function or causes widespread infection (sepsis), you will need hospital care. These complications are not common, and they rarely occur in people who are otherwise healthy. People with impaired immune systems, diabetes, untreated urinary tract obstruction, and other conditions that affect the kidneys or bladder are at higher risk. A new infection, rather than a relapse of the same infection, usually is the cause of a UTI that keeps coming back (recurs). Women with recurrent bladder infections may take antibiotics for 6 months, followed by preventive antibiotic therapy. 1 Recurrent UTIs in men are usually a sign of prostate infection (prostatitis). Chronic prostatitis can be difficult to treat and may take up to 6 weeks of antibiotic therapy. For more information, see the topic, Prostatitis. Follow-up evaluations are usually necessary in men who have UTIs and are always necessary if the infection recurs. What To Think About Your doctor may base treatment decisions for a bladder infection on your symptoms and urinalysis results, without doing a urine culture. If treatment clears up the symptoms, it confirms the diagnosis of a simple, uncomplicated UTI. If the symptoms do not clear up, you will need further testing to look for: A kidney infection. Structural problems with the kidneys that increase the risk of infection. Infection with an uncommon bacteria. An impaired immune system. A cause for the symptoms that is not an infection. If group B streptococcal infection causes a UTI in a pregnant woman, she will receive antibiotic treatment during labor so that she does not pass the infection to her baby. 2 Many forms of bacteria have become resistant to common antibiotics designed to destroy them. These are called antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Antibiotic resistance among bacteria that cause UTIs increased steadily in recent decades. You and your doctor may have to try different antibiotics, and different combinations of antibiotics, to find the right medication that will kill the bacteria causing the UTI. 3 Answered by Kanisha Cammarano 1 year ago.

First its a urinary track infection not urinsrie. talk to your doctor or look it up on www.webmd.com. I have had one before and they are nothing to worry about. I hope this helps. Answered by Ching Mehner 1 year ago.

it is impossible to know you have one if you have not been to the Dr. It could me many things like a yeast infection, a sexual transmitted disease. But you need to see your Dr. and drink lots of cranberry juice. and good luck Answered by Alba Gremel 1 year ago.

Please see the webpages for more details on Urinary tract infection. It is more appropriate if you culture your urine and identify the bacteria and administer the right medicine. Consult an Urologist. Answered by Son Baptiste 1 year ago.

hey guys she said girls only!!! i had one and the best thing to do is see a doctor and they should give you some treatment for it!! but also try to stay as clean as possible im not saying you're dirty but you just should to help it Answered by Jesus Kreeger 1 year ago.


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