Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
- Q Is a bladder infection more serious if I am a pregnant woman?
See a doctor immediately if you are pregnant and suspect a bladder infection. Infections in pregnant women may lead to conditions that put you at risk for high blood pressure or premature delivery. Also, though pregnant women are at a higher risk for... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for a bladder infection?
Once you have a bladder infection with noticeable symptoms, using antibiotics is the most effective treatment. Some doctors also recommend drinking fluids like water and cranberry juice to flush the urinary tract, and avoiding alcohol, spicy foods and... Full Answer
- Q What are natural treatments for bladder infections?
Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, Integrative MedicineConsider seeing your doctor for a urine culture immediately. If you have blood visible in the urine, a fever, or back pain with the infection, you must see the doctor immediately. In addition, here are natural treatments you can do for bladder... Full Answer
- Q What causes a urinary tract infection in men?
Dr. Howard LeWine, Internal MedicineIt depends upon which part of the urinary tract has become infected.Urinary tract infections in men include those that involve the: Urethra, causing urethritis (The urethra runs from the opening at the tip of the penis to the bladder.) Bladder, causing... Full Answer
- Q What are some specific ways for women to prevent UTI's?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicinePostmenopausal women may use estrogen cream, which helps restore thinning tissue around the urethra, to decrease urinary tract infections (UTIs), as well as stress incontinence. Here are some other UTI prevention tips—for all women: Never... Full Answer
- Q Is it safe for my child to be on long-term antibiotics for a UTI?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineAntibiotics are most beneficial during the first 6 months of treatment. That's when a urinary tract infection (UTI) is most likely to stage a comeback in infection-prone kids. Long-term antibiotic use in children with UTIs has been linked to antibiotic... Full Answer