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Suggest treatment for bladder infection

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Posted on Tue, 25 Nov 2014
Question: Have had a bladder infection was on macro bid now finishe for 2 days an the burn and pain is back. Drs are closed till Monday went to emerg and told a minimum of 15 hr wait - not serious. I have apo-clarithromycin 500mg would the be any help
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Answered by Dr. Srilatha Myaka (50 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
might be recurrence of urinary infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, I understand your concern.I am sorry for your condition.

In my opinion this might be a recurrence of urinary infection .The infection causing bacteria are not sensitive to the antibiotics you used .

Apoclarythromycin will help in urine infection but may be in your case the bacteria are not sensitive to it.

So I need to know whether a urine culture and sensitivity is done or not. Because the urine culture and sensitivity detects the type of bacteria and also the antibiotic to which it is sensitive.

If it is not done ask your doctor about that in your next visit.

Plenty of water upto 2 to 3 litres and any alkalinizing syrups will decrease the burning urination.

Also cranberry juice and coconut water works well for urinary infections.

Also check if you are a diabetic because in diabetes there are recurrent urinary tract infections.

Dont worry the proper antibiotic along with adequate fluids will clear the infection.


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Follow up: Dr. Srilatha Myaka (36 minutes later)
Culture was done but results not back till Monday or Tuesday. Will have to wait till Monday and try to get into Drs again. Not an easy task. Live in a small community with only a few DRs Hospital in area will not see me
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Answered by Dr. Srilatha Myaka (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
definite treatment with only culture and sensitivi

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear , l can understand you .But culture and sensitivity helps us giving a perfect antibiotic due to which the infection can be cleared.

Otherwise there might be chance of recurrence of urine infection.

Moreover I think an Ultrasound helps in ruling out any renal stones .Back pain with urinary infection suggests renal stones mostly.

But meanwhile do take good amount of fluids along with cranberry juice and coconut water .This will wash away the bacteria.

Dont worry ...you will be fine soon...relax..
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Brief Answer: might be recurrence of urinary infection Detailed Answer: Hello dear, I understand your concern.I am sorry for your condition. In my opinion this might be a recurrence of urinary infection .The infection causing bacteria are not sensitive to the antibiotics you used . Apoclarythromycin will help in urine infection but may be in your case the bacteria are not sensitive to it. So I need to know whether a urine culture and sensitivity is done or not. Because the urine culture and sensitivity detects the type of bacteria and also the antibiotic to which it is sensitive. If it is not done ask your doctor about that in your next visit. Plenty of water upto 2 to 3 litres and any alkalinizing syrups will decrease the burning urination. Also cranberry juice and coconut water works well for urinary infections. Also check if you are a diabetic because in diabetes there are recurrent urinary tract infections. Dont worry the proper antibiotic along with adequate fluids will clear the infection.