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What are the other treatments available for urinary tract infections apart from antibiotics?

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Answered by

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At January 23, 2023
Reviewed AtJuly 18, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have been taking antibiotics for urinary tract infections for about three months as I still feel the urge to urinate, and when I urinate, it sometimes burns moderately. My body is rejecting the antibiotics. Please help.

Answered by Dr. Muntaqa Butt


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I went through your query and understood your concern. Urinary tract infections are very much common in females and recur commonly. Antibiotics must be used after the culture sensitivity report. So, I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below, do the urine complete analysis and urine culture sensitivity tests, antibiotics to be taken should be decided after the report., take a cranberry sachet in the morning and night for 14 days. Also, there are some precautionary measures that I suggest to prevent recurrent urine infections, try to drink eight to ten glasses of water daily, do not hold urine, maintain proper hygiene of genitals. After urinating, wash your genitalia by cleaning from front to back (means starting from the genitalia all the way to the anus). Always urinate before and after sexual intercourse. I hope this has helped you. Kindly consult a specialist, talk with them, and take medicines with their consent. Thanks and regards.

Investigations to be done

Investigations to be done are ● Urine Complete Analysis ● Urine culture sensitivity

Treatment plan

The treatment plan is to take Antibiotics to be decided after the report. take cranberry sachet in morning and night for 14 days.

Preventive measures

Preventive measures include: ● drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. ● do not hold urine ● maintain proper hygiene of genitals. ● after urinating, wash your genital by cleaning from front to back (means starting from genital all the way to anus). ● Always urinate before and after sexual intercourse.

Regarding follow up

Follow-up to be done after the reports.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Muntaqa Butt
Dr. Muntaqa Butt

General Practitioner

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