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Urinary tract infection treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi! how long does it usually take to cure a urinary tract infection in males? i have been on cipro for 24 hours now
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Dr here
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   i am having a problem with urinating
User :   went to dr yesterday
Doctor :   Are you having some burning sensation in urine?
User :   he did a urine test
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   feels like i am peeing thru a pin hole
Doctor :   What was the report suggestive of?
User :   infection
Doctor :   May i know your age?
Doctor :   ok
User :   he sent swab to lab work
User :   to see if std but symptoms seem to be uti
User :   39
User :   put me on antibotic
User :   been on anti for 24 hrs but pain is extreme when urinating
Doctor :   For any oral antibiotic to show its effect it usually takes 48 to 72 hours
Doctor :   Keep drinking lots of water
User :   but then i have to go to bathroom
User :   i have been
User :   and cranberry juice
Doctor :   Have fresh fruits and veggies
User :   anyting i can do for pain
Doctor :   You will have burning sensation but will subside after slowly
User :   tip is wet is that common
Doctor :   Yes it is common because of the irritation the secretions will keep om coming.
User :   its not puss
User :   just wet like urine
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am on cipro
User :   how long before i see major results
Doctor :   You will need to have alkaline syrup prescribed which will control the burning and pain sensation caused by the acid environment caused by infection
User :   i think it might be over teh counter
Doctor :   Cipro will take 3 to 5 days to show its effect
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   You could get it over the counter, depending on where you are located
Doctor :   If its not available over the counter report back to your treating doc and request the prescription for same
User :   ok
User :   how long does it take that to take effect
Doctor :   it comes in syrup form
Doctor :   it will start showing effect by the time to take 2-3 doeses
Doctor :   it has to be taken with water atleast 3-4 times a day as needed
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   how does this work.... i signed up fr 15 min
User :   if i end can i ask more in the future
Doctor :   you can speak to me 3 times in this 15 minutes tiome
Doctor :   the time starts from the time you payed and logged into the chat
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can definitely come back if you have more queries to be answered
User :   bye
Doctor :   choose the time period you need and proceed
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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