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Urinary Tract Infection Treatments

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

What are common antibiotics used to treat a urinary tract infection (UTI)?

The treatment completely depends upon the infecting microbe and its sensitivity.

Some age groups, gender, co-morbid diseases such as, diabetes, immuno deficiency states, etc., are more predisposed to certain microbes than the others.

 

Could I could dissolve a urinary tract infection with sodium bicarbonate?

Not likely that you could treat urinary tract infection with sodium bicarbonate. If you are looking to avoid antibiotics, and go with natural UTI solution, try D-Mannose powder for week infections, or even better herbal E-Drops Nano for medium to strong UTI.

 

How does one treat/prevent recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs)?

Some people get UTI infections because of the kind of food that they usually eat. Often, it is because they don't drink a lot of water and drink a lot of acidic drinks like soda. However, if it is recurring, perhaps it is something that is wired to your genes. It would be best to consult a physician.

Other than that, you can also start taking probiotics or eat food that are rich in live bacteria.

Probiotics is not the answer to every ailment that you have. However, there are specific bacteria strains that could help in curing you of some ailments. Urinary Tract Infection is one of those.

All you have to do is make sure that the probiotic you are taking has bacteria strains that can help in reducing your UTI infections. You must take supplements that has Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14 which are proven to help in preventing the above infections. Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14 are most effective for protection against yeast infections because one of their main functions is to colonize the vaginal environment and fight off undesirable bacteria and fungi.

Here are some other strains needed for specific ailments:

1. Lactose intolerant - the probiotic supplement to take must have Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, and Streptococcus thermophilus. These will produce enzyme lactase that will help the human gut digest the lactose.

2. Cold - Bifidobacterium animalis lactis Bi-07 and Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM are the strains that help in reducing the duration and severity of the cold.

3. Gingivitis, periodontis, or bad breath - Lactobacillus reuteri LR-1 or Lactobacillus reuteri LR-2 are the strains that help prevent the formation of plaques in the mouth. These can also promote oral health by binding to teeth and the gums.

4. Eczema - Lactobacillus fermentum VRI-003 PCC and Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001, can actually help in treating itchy and scaly skin rashes.

5. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) - also known as gastrointestinal distress, could be helped with Bifidobacterium bifidum MIMBb75, Bifidobacterium infantis 35624, and Lactobacillus plantarum 299V.

Plus, if you are taking antiboitics, probiotics could also be beneficial to you. Antibiotics wipe out the bacteria in your body, both bad and good, which results to having different infections or diarrhea. Taking probiotics with strains like Saccharomyces boulardii and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG will help prevent this from happening. It is recommended that you take probiotics six hours after each dose of antobiotics taken. Once the antibiotics are stopped, it is adviced to continue taking probiotics for one to two weeks.

Before you pick a probiotic supplement off the shelf, try to identify your personal ailment so you can check the label for the strain you need.

 

Why do I develop a urinary tract infection after every session of intercourse and what should I do about it?

It's quite common, and you or your partner may not be at fault. Just pass urine after intercourse. Or take a course of antibiotics, even a single dose of fosfomycin will do, after intercourse. There is always some injury too the urethra which causes the bacteria to migrate up.

 

Why do I get frequent urinary tract infections?

Are you in a monogamous relationship? Believe it or not, sometimes, a partner can be sort of a 'carrier' for the bacteria that causes UTI's, so if you are only having sex with one person, without protecting, and you notice you seem to be getting them a lot, your partner might actually be continuously giving them to you.

 

Veterinary Medicine: What is the Standard of Care for Urinary Tract Infection Diagnosis?

first of all let me congratulate you for collecting a sterile sample from your dog, most people cannot do that. did you go to the same doctor that initially taught you how to do it or did you by any chance change the doctor?(otherwise i cannot understand why a doctor would teach you how to collect a sample and then refuse it for not being sterile enough).

Why a cystocentesis and not a cup sample: the safest way and the most secure (for the sample) is the first one. the doctor will cut the hair around the puncture and desinfect the area before puncturing, making shure the sample wont be contaminated with external germs. another upside for this is that it allows you a localization of the problem (lets say the bladder is clean but there is an infection downwards on the urinary tract). maybe they didnt have the patience to explain what it implies but i think you could have had a fault in this too.

you get information on the internet instead of just asking for a second opinion. after that you go with your expertise and preach it to other people (so they can make the same mistakes as you do). how would you feel (being an expert in the field) if your human patients would refuse necessary treatment or if they came to you and ordered you what treatment/ analisys to perform and how to do it? how would the doctors you work with feel if you would tell them what and how to do?

the cystocentesis is not a time saving measure! actually it takes up more resources, you make it with an ecograph and guide the needle also the eco would allow you to see if there is anything wrong with the kidneys and bladder. but then you allready know this being an expert dont you? and you would also know if your young dog was born with just one kidney right? you would feel this when you caress him! also please stop claiming you collected a clean sample unless you desinfected his penis, hair arround it and the prepuce and that is not shure either!!

on the other hand i do not agree with prescribing any meds without a consultation (i dont know if that costs or the price where you live but consider it necessary), frequent urination can have numerous causes from the benign to life threatening and the owner should atleast go with the dog when he takes the prescription (if not changing the doctor- i dont think vets are an extinct species) animals are not like humans, not because we love them less or because we consider them less important but because they are different species, doctors spend years to learn 7 or more species (anatomy physiology, pathology,clinicl medicine- you know, things you dont bother learning as a nurse) then years in residency and then they make a consultation which brings them to a presumed diagnosys they test for and then begin treatment!

My apologies for any error in my writing (really did my best in trying to explain in english) and for any offence you may perceive from my message, my intention is to make you understand what is the process and maybe convince you not to trash a whole lot of people just because you consider 2 of them made some mistakes!