Nitrofurantoin

Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic used to treat urinary tract or bladder infection. Some of the side effects include headaches, diarrhea, nausea, numbness, and loss of appetite.

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I had a burning sensation while urinating. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, Last week I had a burning sensation during urination along with large amounts of discharge. I was informed that I should try Monistat because it seemed like a yeast infection. But it did not help. Two days after that, I noticed bumps in my private areas. Since yesterday, I have developed...  Read Full »


Dr. Acha Varun Babu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Burning sensation while urination indicates urinary tract infection (UTI). For this, I suggest taking; a) Plenty of oral fluids around four to five liters in a day. b) Continue tablet Nitrofurantoin (as mentioned in the query) twice a day, morning and evening, for five da...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my urine infection, and how can we cure it?

Query: Hi doctor,I have not been feeling well, so I had a urinalysis done. I did start my period later that day. Are these results inclusive of starting your period? Can you help with the results of my urinalysis?  Read Full »


Dr. Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The urine analysis report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows urinary tract infection. Did you have a fever, or urinary symptoms like night time frequency, sense of incomplete voiding, an urgency to pass urine? When urinating, does it pass freely o...  Read Full »

Even after taking antibiotics for cough and stomach pain, there is no relief. Why?

Query: Hi doctorI have been sick on and off for two months. I have had a cough, stuffed nose, body aches, fever and burning when I urinate. I also have had a sharp pain in the stomach and headache. I have taken antibiotics, but they did nothing to me. I am a 45 year old male.  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Dhamankar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and symptoms. I feel you need to get evaluated for infectious as well as autoimmune disorders. As per chronicity of the symptoms cough of more than three weeks and stomach ache with burning micturition fits more for infectious disease. As yo...  Read Full »

I suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections for a year. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female of 23 years old. I have been getting recurrent UTIs for the past two years. My urine culture at first showed bacteria, but now they are not showing that I have an infection. I also used to be pain-free for one to two days after starting antibiotics. But, during the last thre...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushma Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are a known case of recurrent urinary tract infection. Both the partners have to take treatment. My advice is to drink plenty of liquids and eat citrus fruits like lemon, orange, musambi, kiwi, gooseberry, etc. Avoid spicy, fried and junk food. Take light blend di...  Read Full »

Why does my wife have a burning sensation during urination for a year?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has been having a burning sensation of urine for more than a year now. Earlier, she took Taxim-O, but after stopping it, the burning sensation came back. When it comes, it stays for 5 hours or so. She feels very uncomfortable and hardly can move. She was advised to take Uroton...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen reports sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Though all reports are normal, ultrasound shows cystitis (urinary bladder wall inflammation). This could be a subclinical infection. As no specific cause is found, I suggest you a trial...  Read Full »

Can my mom take Nitrofurantoin for persistent UTI and E.coli infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I require your kind advice regarding my mom's medication. She is 53-years-old. You see, my mom had persistent UTI and E-coli infection for almost a year. Her health deteriorated due to which she had a fall last year and got fractures in her spine and right shoulder, for which she was ope...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahendra Thakre

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well. I understand your concern and worry. I understood that your mother had a fall and dorsal spine injury. Since then, she has recurrent urinary tract infections. Our understanding of any disease management has based on the cause of disease or ...  Read Full »

My mother has fever, lower stomach pain, vomiting and cold. Does she have UTI?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is having lower stomach pain, vomiting, fever, feeling cold, and not feeling hungry. She took Aciloc 150 and Mucaine gel in the afternoon. After that, she took Sompraz D 40 before having dinner. She took a rice meal at dinner and she vomited it. Then she was given Pantoprazole ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother can have a urinary tract infection (UTI) and it needs to be evaluated. Lower abdominal pain, fever, and decreased appetite can be due to symptoms of UTI. Kindly do a urine routine and if it shows the presence of pus cells or bacteria, then she needs to take ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for recurrent UTI?

Query: Hello doctor, Ever since I had started being sexually active last year, I have been getting frequent UTIs. I had been having a UTI for a long while. I got it checked last week, and I was prescribed Sofilex for five days. The UTI got better, and everything was fine for about a week, and today it sta...  Read Full »


Dr. Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have already mentioned, sexual activity is a risk factor for UTI. A urine analysis report done during the UTI (urinary tract infection) episode, will give us a better picture of the number of pus cells. I request you to share two such reports of tests done ...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent urinary tract infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17 years old. I am on my menstrual cycle and a week ago and started showing signs of a UTI and self treated with normal cranberry juice and lots of water to help relieve the symptoms. It started to work and I did not have any burning sensation in my urine and not so cloudy. Days ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read about your issue and I see that you are having repeated urinary tract infections. With the current symptoms of associated pain in the mid-abdomen, we need to check whether the infection has spread up to the kidneys. At your age, the common cause will be a sto...  Read Full »

What are the causes of urethral discomfort apart from UTI?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I was previously diagnosed with UTI for three to four times in the last two years. Now, I have a frequently occurring problem of itching and burning in my urethra about three to four times in a month. It stays for around 4 to 5 hours and slowly goes off after ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, drinking 8 liters of water a day will harm your kidneys. Bring it down to not more than 3 liters per day. All burning sensation in urethra is not due to UTI (urinary tract infection). So, the next time when you develop urethral discomfort, please do a urine ...  Read Full »

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