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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Doctor , my 80 year old mother has a urinary tract infection
User :   the urine culture report shows e coli
Doctor :   since when ?
User :   sensitive to gentamycin, amikacain,imipenem and morepenem
User :   for about the last one week
Doctor :   and can you tell me the medications she is on right now
User :   since these are injectables, should i start the injection therapy, she has had this before also
User :   she is a diabetic
User :   on insulin
User :   otherwise no other ongoing medication, mild hypertension
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   yes you should start the medications
Doctor :   and i have to advise that she should have lots of water to drink too
User :   how much dosage of gentamycin and for how long?
Doctor :   Avoid coffee,and spicy foods, all of which irritate the bladder.
Doctor :   what has her physician told her ? regarding the dosage ?
User :   he said single dose intramuscular injection 80 mg
Doctor :   yes thats correct . please carry on with the recommended dose
User :   how long should this dose go on for ?
Doctor :   please also finish all antibiotic medication even if she is feeling better before the medication is gone.
Doctor :   it depends as per the lab results and medications given , how many days the physician has prescribed it for ?
Doctor :   the KEY is to take the complete course
Doctor :   also advise her to add 1/2 tsp baking soda in a glass of water and drink once a day
Doctor :   Have cranberry juice that inhibits growth of bacteria and prevent them from clinging to the cells of urinary tract. You can even add apple juice to it.
User :   actually problem is he is not available over the weekend, that is why i have come online, otherwise i will have to wait till monday for consultation, and i had spoke to him over the phine
Doctor :   increase intake of vitamin C. Amla, lime juice, citrus fruits etc. are rich sources of Vitamin C.
Doctor :   follow these till you meet him in person and he tells you the dosage based on seeing the test results
User :   ok
Doctor :   Include antibacterial herbs in your daily food. Many Indian herbs, spices and condiments like garlic, clove, basil, turmeric etc. have effective antibacterial properties.
Doctor :   they will really help to fight the infection and for a speedy recovery
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