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Urinary Tract Infection

Learn about urinary tract infections (UTIs), the most common infection in humans, including symptoms, causes, treatments, and home remedies.

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Symptoms

Urinary Tract Infections: What to Know

If you’re a woman, chances are you’ve had at least one urinary tract infection (UTI) in your lifetime.

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Medication

Too Many Hospital Patients Go Home With Black-Box Antibiotics

Many hospitals are cutting back on the use of powerful, risky antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, but are sending patients home with these medications.

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Prevention

Drink More Water and You May Have Fewer UTIs

Premenopausal women with a history of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) who drink more water have less frequent infections, according to a study.

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Symptoms

How to Prevent and Treat UTIs

Urinary tract infections can be extremely painful. Here’s what you need to know to stop them in their tracks.

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Cranberry Juice for UTIs? The Brits Say No

Updated urinary tract infection (UTI) guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom are expected to be finalized next month and will recommend against using cranberry juice to combat UTIs.

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Treatment

Cranberry Supplements and UTIs

Can this flavorful little berry in supplement form really prevent infection?

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Treatment

Ciprofloxacin Too Risky for UTIs, Sinusitis

The FDA says popular antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro) should no longer be used to treat common infections. Here’s why.

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Non-surgical Treatment of Incontinence

Prior to surgical correction of incontinence, there are several non-surgical options that may be beneficial for patients. See if one of these remedies can work for you.

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Can Metronidazole Or Clindamycin Treat A Urinary Tract Infection?

Question Asked by A. Robins Can Metronidazole Or Clindamycin Treat A Urinary Tract Infection? Can metronidazole or clindamycin treat a urinary tract infection? Answer A. Robins, I know it has been a while since you posted, but I was wondering how you ...

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Urinary Tract Infections and Alzheimer's Disease

For people with Alzheimer’s disease, urinary tract infections (UTIs) can present particular difficulties. Later stage Alzheimer’s disease is associated with increased difficulties in communication. Therefore, someone with a UTI, might be experiencing ...

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Can Bentyl Be Used For Urinary Tract Infections?

Question Asked by Terri Hensley Can Bentyl Be Used For Urinary Tract Infections? I was given bentyl when I had a urinary tract infection as an antispasmodic. The other prescription was for Lasix. What is your opinion about using these two drugs in co...