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How long should antibiotics be taken to treat an UTI?

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Dr. B. Radhakrishnan. Nair


Practicing since :1986

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Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: I had taken antibiotics for 1-1/2 months - actually dr had planned take antibiotics for 3 months because I had often recurring UTI.
Because I was having yeast infection. I did use cream. Maybe getting better? But there is still some pains although it has been 6 days,
Answered by Dr. B. Radhakrishnan. Nair 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Detailed Answer:
Prolonged antibiotics may be necessary for treating recurrent chronic urinary tract infections.
Yeast infections can aggravate it.
Since you are having relief it may be worth continuing antibiotics ,may be a different one with the consent of a urologist.
Another option is to consult an urologist and get a cystoscopy done,which can rule out cystitis.Antifungal
Vaginal pessaries can also be tried.
If you are having burning ,more than pain in vagina ,oestrogen cream can be applied for a short while with the consent of a gynaecologist ONLY.
Hope you are convinced. Regards

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