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Posted on Apr 19, 2022

How is Urinary Tract Infection Treated

Urinary tract infection’s treatment is mainly treated with antibiotics. In every case of UTI’s the patient has to complete their course of antibiotics as prescribed, which is very important even if the symptoms have ended. The treatment of UTI’s with antibiotics, done in Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon is the first line of treatment. The drugs are prescribed and the time span for the intake depends upon the patient’s health condition as well as the type of bacteria found in their urine.

For Simple Infection

  • The drugs that are commonly recommended for simple infections includes, Levofloxacin, Doxycycline, Fosfomycin, Cephalexin, Azithromycin, Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, Ciprofloxacin, Nitrofurantoin and Ceftriaxone.
  • After the intake of above mentioned medicine some symptoms may fade away within a few days of treatment but still the patients have to continue taking antibiotics for a week or more. They have to take the entire course of antibiotics as prescribed by their doctors.
  • In the uncomplicated cases that occurs when a patient is otherwise healthy, their doctor might recommend them a shorter course like just for one to three days.
  • Sometimes the doctors may also prescribe a medication for pain (analgesic) that helps to numb the bladder as well as urethra, which further offers relief from burning sensation while urinating, that happens soon after starting the antibiotic.

 

Urinary Tract Infection Treatment

Frequent Infections

In the cases of frequent UTIs, the doctor may make prescribe the following medications:

  • Low dose antibiotics, mainly for six months, but in some cases, they have to be taken for longer span of time
  • Self-diagnosis as well as treatment
  • A single dose of antibiotic to be taken after the sexual intercourse in the cases of infections because of sexual activity
  • Vaginal estrogen therapy when a woman is at post-menopausal

Severe Infection

In the severe cases a patient may need a treatment with intravenous antibiotics at the hospital.

If you are suffering from an infection, it is best that you consult a specialist at the earliest and do not self medicate.