UTI Treatment - An Overview

An UTI treatment usually involves the use of antibacterial drugs. Plenty of drugs are available both over-the-counter and with prescription which are widely used in an UTI treatment. The type and duration of the UTI treatment for a patient depends up on the medical history and the urine tests of that patient. For minor cases of infection, antibiotics are prescribed for a couple of days as part of UTI treatment.



For severe cases of infection, UTI treatment may involve performing a surgery to correct the infection. It is necessary to take the drugs prescribed as part of UTI treatment for the entire period, so that the infection does not recur. If the drugs prescribed as part of UTI treatment are not taken properly, the infection can spread to the kidneys and cause some serious problems. Trimethoprim, trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole, amoxicillin, nitrofurantoin, and ampicillin are some of the medications prescribed as part of UTI treatment to cure infections that are mild in nature.

Ofloxacin, norfloxacin, ciprofloxacin, and trovafloxin are some of the other drugs commonly prescribed as part of UTI treatment. Tetracycline, trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole, or doxycycline are some of the drugs used as part of UTI treatment to cure the infections caused by bacteria such as mycoplasma or chlamydia. A surgery needs to be performed as part of UTI treatment, to cure infections that are complicated by bladder outlet obstructioins such as a kidney stone or a spinal injury. Over-the-counter pain relievers are also used as part of UTI treatment to reduce the discomfort caused by the infections.

The use of a heating pad as part of UTI treatment is one of the other ways to relieve discomfort caused by the infections. Drinking plenty of water is one of the preventive measures adopted during the course of UTI treatment, which helps cleanse bacteria out of the urinary tract. Avoiding coffee, alcohol, and spicy foods in one of the other measures adopted during the course of UTI treatment, that helps prevent flare ups. Avoiding smoking is one of the other measures adopted during the course of UTI treatment, which helps cure the infection faster.

 

 






 

 

 

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