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

Answered by
Dr. Muntaqa Butt
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 22, 2023

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.



Welcome to

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,

1. Do the urine complete analysis and urine culture sensitivity tests.

2. Antibiotics to be taken should be decided after the report.

3. 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.

1. Drink eight to ten glasses of water daily.

2. Do not hold urine.

3. Maintain proper hygiene of genitals.

4. After urinating, wash your genitalia by cleaning from front to back (means starting from the genitalia all the way to the anus).

5. 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:

● Urine Complete Analysis

● Urine culture sensitivity

Treatment plan:

Antibiotics to be decided after the report.

take cranberry sachet in morning and night for 14 days.

Preventive measures:

● drink 8 to 10 glass 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:

after the reports

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