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Have Urine infection. Am pregnant. Taking Cifran 500. Effect on child? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:hello Dr.. Gud afternoon..:)
Doctor:please proceed with the query.
Doctor:Good Afternoon.
User:first of all, wish you a happy pongal..:)
Doctor:Thank you and Wish you the same.
User:my wife is 8th month pregnant now..
User:she is suffering with urine infection..
User:she went for urine test culture...
Doctor:Has she taken any medication for this
User:she got the report yesterday..
User:the report is as follows
Doctor:what does the report say.
User:organism type : gram negative (-ve)
Doctor:Is that all in the report
User:organism isolated : klebsiella species
Doctor:ok, Has she taken any medication for this
User:yes what ever i have typed is from report only
Doctor:ok has she started on tablets
User:doctor has prescribed cifran - 500

Do not worry,
Doctor:You should take the medication
User:she started taking from y'night
Doctor:otherwise the infection will spread to the baby too
User:my doubts are
User:1. what is the cause of this urine infection ?
User:what is the impact of this on mother & baby ?
Doctor:If she uses publiic toilet it is most common cause.Let her drink lots of fluids so that the infection is flushed out
Doctor:also some times due to sexual intercourse some ladies get form their husbands
Doctor:But that might be not the case in her.
Doctor:she should keep the area clean
Doctor:if it is wet too, thre will chances for organisms to brees
Doctor:she should use only cotton underwear
Doctor:These are the only causes.
Doctor:If she does not take the medcation properly
Doctor:the infection can spread to babay
Doctor:to the amniotic sac
Doctor:and cause miscarriages sometimes, so tell her to
Doctor:take mecdicines properly
Doctor:do not worry
Doctor:hope for the best
Doctor:right medication has been given
User:doctor has suggested cifran -500
Doctor:it is right
User:how many days she should continue taking this ?
Doctor:for 5 to 7 days
Doctor:depending on the doctor advice
Doctor:you should repeat the test after medication is over
User:how do we know this infection will goes off after 5 days ?
Doctor:you should repeat the test after medication is over
User:is there any necessity to go for the scanning now ?
Doctor:till delivery let her be careful, let her not eat food outside or use public toilets
Doctor:no not necessary unless doctor finds any abnormality in heart rate or movement
User:one more doubt dr ?
User:one day she finds more number of movements & next day bit less in number ..
Doctor:ok, that is common , when she eats foods to the liking of babay, sweet
Doctor:cold stuff
Doctor:there will be increase dmovement
Doctor:sometimes the baby will be sleeping so less movement
Doctor:also if there is loud music
Doctor:or talking it will be active
Doctor:it is very much aware of the surroudings
Doctor:so do not worry
Doctor:Do you have anymore queries
Doctor:Do you have anymore queries
User:no dr thanks a lot ...
Doctor:you are welcome
User:as & when i get, i will get in touch with you..
Doctor:Kindly login for further queries and best of luck
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