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Do You Need Antibiotics?

The CDC has recently released a helpful guide for whether or not you should take antibiotics to help you feel better. This is important information in light of the urgent public health crisis of antibiotic resistance.  According to CDC.gov: Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the…
December 17, 2019
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Should UTIs Itch or Smell?

Certain factors like changes in hormones, poor hygiene, or pregnancy may impact the health of your vagina and lead to an itch or smell that can be confused with a UTI. 
September 13, 2019
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Are UTIs Common?

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common. The most common bacterial infection in women, UTIs occur much more often in women than men. Unfortunately, over half of adult women have had at least one UTI in their life, with 20 to 30 percent experiencing recurrent UTIs.
September 13, 2019
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Can Probiotics Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections?

There has always been a lot of controversy surrounding whether or not probiotics can be used for the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections. Recent research has shown that probiotics can be used to replenish naturally occurring “good” bacteria, which helps combat UTIs. Probiotics are generally considered beneficial to one’s…
September 5, 2019
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Can Cranberry Juice Prevent Urinary Tract Infections?

Among all the myths and controversies about how we can prevent and treat UTIs, there is a debate on whether or not cranberry juice can help or prevent UTIs. For most recurrent UTIs, the most common treatment is antibiotics, but this poses a risk for the emergence of bacterial resistance.
September 5, 2019
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UTI Treatment and Prevention Methods

Antibiotics are the safest and most efficient UTI treatment option. For a simple infection, the treatments commonly recommended are trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra), nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Macrobid), cephalosporins (Omnicef, Keflex), or fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Levaquin).
August 1, 2019
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Do you think you have urinary tract infection (UTI) symptoms?

UTI’s are common and usually are easily treated with the appropriate antibiotics if diagnosed early. Bacteria around the anal or genital areas can travel to the bladder and cause an uncomfortable infection and UTI symptoms. Anything that brings bacteria in contact with your urethra can cause a UTI and subsequent…
July 29, 2019