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Medication for urinary infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Urinary and Bladder Problems
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User :   I was tested positive for a bacterial infection from my urine in a chinese hospital. I had unprotected sex with a sex worked 4 days previously. I was experiencing itchy burny achy sensation in my penis area. No discharge. The Dr prescribed Calrithromycin and Sparfloxacin. I started taking the meds on Sun evening. Two days later I am still having burning sensation. Is this the right
meds? How long should it take to feel better?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. here
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   nice to meet you, I'm xxxx
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   43
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The medications meaning the antibiotics
Doctor :   are good for urinary infection
Doctor :   they are helpful
Doctor :   continue with the complete course
User :   ok good, how long before I should expect to feel better?
Doctor :   You should feel better by 4-5 days
Doctor :   after starting the antibiotic
Doctor :   meanwhile take good amount of fluids in your diet
Doctor :   especially lemon, orange, grapes are helpful
User :   also, since I'm having no discharge from my penis, am I not contageous? How long until contagious is done?
Doctor :   Transmission shall be possible till you have infection
User :   I go home to my wife on Sat and I am afraid of infecting her
Doctor :   so avoid intercourse or else use a condom
User :   how can i tell if the infection is gone? Burning goes away?
Doctor :   Yes, the symptoms shall improve
Doctor :   100% confirmation is by doing a routine urine test
Doctor :   and a urine culture
User :   so once symptoms dissapear, contagion is gone?
Doctor :   but not required most of the times
Doctor :   Yes, once you are free of symptoms, there shall not be a risk
Doctor :   wait till you finish your antibiotic course
Doctor :   for how many days have you been on it?
User :   2days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   250mg 2x per day of Clarithromycin
Doctor :   For how many days have you been prescribed?
Doctor :   Ok, the dosage is fine
User :   and 450mg of Sparfloxacin 1x per day
User :   they prescribed enough for about 8-9 days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can I drink alcohol while taking the medacine?
Doctor :   Till you complete the course, you should use a protection
User :   yes understood
Doctor :   Alcohol intake does worsen urinary infection
Doctor :   as it can cause dehydration
User :   does it making it longer to cure?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   so better avoid it as of now
User :   ok, that's good to know
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions?
User :   no I think that's it...thanks so much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now
User :   bye
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