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How do medications treat a urinary tract infection?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Urinary tract infections are usually caused by bacterial overgrowth and invasion of the tissue of the urinary tract system. Thus, antibiotic therapy aimed at the bacteria that are typically responsible for urinary tract infections is the usual medical approach to this disease process. Specifically, antibiotics work in a variety of ways to kill the bacteria responsible for causing the infection.

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