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Treatments for urinary tract infections

Author: groshan fabiola

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UTI or urinary tract infections represent a problem for the urinary system because the most important organ of this system can be affected. Kidneys are a pair of organs that help the body to get rid of the excess liquids and wastes. It also helps in the formation of the red blood cells.

Urinary tract infections can be treated with antibacterial drugs. After the urine test doctors realize which the type of bacteria is and prescribes treatment. The sensitivity test is also important because it helps doctors to select the optimal treatment and dosage. For normal cases of UTI treatment is not needed for more than 2 days and it can contain trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole, amoxicillin, nitrofurantoin and ampicillin. Along with these old types of treatment new drugs like ofloxacin, norfloxacin, ciprofloxacin and trovafloxin are used in treating urinary infections.

As it is written before, 2 days of treatment can mean enough for curing infections but most of the doctors recommend treatment at least for a week to be sure that the infection is gone. These normal cases that have as result the disappearance of Escherichia coli bacteria are easy to be treated. Problems occur when it comes to Mycoplasma or Chlamydia as cause of infections. For these kinds of infections treatments are a bit different, in these cases tetracycline, trimethoprim or doxycyline being recommended. In each case even if it's about an easy form of infection or a complicated one doctors recommend a full treatment without stopping if the symptoms are gone because we know that, at that time, the infection might not be fully cured.

Kidneys infections are not that easy to treat but after hospitalization for at least 2 weeks the patient can be recovered. In few cases bacterial infections of the kidneys leaded to kidney failure but this happened only because UTI wasn't treated in time.

In their indications, along with the treatment, doctors recommend their patients to avoid smocking, alcohol, coffee and highly spiced foods. Another recommendation that has to be respected is drinking plenty of liquids for cleaning the urinary tract of bacteria.

Special cases of UTI are seen at women that have 3 or even more infections of this kind in a year. For them the treatment is the same but has to be taken daily for at least 6 months.

A home test for women that avoid seeing a doctor is available. Dipsticks can detect almost every urinary tract infections and can be useful in many cases.

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