UTI: Treatments

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Doctors usually offer antibiotics to manage urinary tract infections (UTIs). The type of the antibiotic and the duration of the treatment depend on the type of bacteria found in the urine and your health condition. Single isolated urinary tract infection A single isolated UTI can be treated with an antibiotic. However, it is important to collect a urine sample for culture before antibiotic therapy. Doctors offer an antibiotic for three to five days for a simple urinary tract infection. Symptoms of an uncomplicated urinary tract infection disappear in a few days of therapy. Amoxicillin, Nitrofurantoin, Trimethoprim, or a type of antibiotics called cephalosporin can be used for the initial therapy. Sometimes, the treatment regimen is modified according to the urine culture and sensitivity test, and/or the clinical response. Certain urinary tract infections occur due to bacteria, which are resistant to some antibiotics. Ciprofloxacin or Co-amoxiclav is offered to eliminate the resistant organisms. A single-high dose of Amoxicillin or Co-trimoxazole is used for the patients with bla...
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