Patient Comments: Urinary Tract Infections - Treatments

What kinds of treatments have been effective for your urinary tract infection?

Comment from: finally gone, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 07

I had UTIs for 6 months in a row. The doctor kept giving me antibiotics, and those were messing my body up even further. I began researching myself online and really paying attention to what was coming into contact with my groin area. I changed soaps to organic, changed undies to all cotton, began wearing deodorant in the thigh crease, and nothing worked. Then I changed condoms to a spermicide-free variety, and they have not recurred! I must allergic to the spermicide, or whatever. To think all those months of antibiotics and visits to the doctor, and in the end I had to figure it out myself.

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Comment from: Samantha Jones, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 07

I have been suffering with UTIs for the past year. Over the years I have kept quiet about the infections and was a little embarrassed. Since seeing a consultant, I feel a lot happier in myself and am starting to get my life back on track. I am on another course of antibiotics now and things seem to be improving.

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Comment from: 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 23

I'm 72 and have had problems with my urinary tract for most of my life. Finally I found a urologist who was able to fix this problem. She prescribed doxycycline 50mg every night for about 8 weeks. The problem resolved itself after this treatment. I have a supply of doxycycline that I can take if I have any recurrences, which so far has only happened one time, and I don't know why it happened. I started back on the doxycycline every night for 10 days, and I am now feeling fine. I believe my problem is more of a urethral inflammation that turns into a bladder irritation and it is very uncomfortable and makes me very anxious. I'm glad I finally went to the right doctor who figured out what to do for me. She also prescribed cranberry capsules every day

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Published: October 06

the best thing that works for me is Bactrim. I get UTIs very badly and that takes it away in 1 day or less. Very effective.

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Comment from: maggie, 75 or over Female Published: March 22

I have been plagued with bladder infections now for a number of years. For awhile I was having one every two to three months. I was taking antibiotics pretty regularly and not liking to do so. I also was put in the hospital for a severe allergic reaction on one of those antibiotics. This is what has been working for me: AZO Cranberry Pills. I started buying the one that includes the Vitamin C and the probiotics (it is important to buy the one that contains these). I take two after breakfast and two before bedtime with a full glass of water. I have to take this longer than with an antibiotic -maybe 10 days- but I guarantee this gets rid of my bladder infection and now I only have one or two infections a year. No more antibiotics! I now, always, have AZO on hand. Hope this helps.

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