If you are born a girl, chances are that you may get a urinary tract infection (UTI) some time in your early life. Of course, boys can get UTIs as well, but due to their anatomy, females have a higher risk of getting UTI than males. A urinary tract infection is basically an infection of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and/or urethra, which together makes up the urinary tract. Most doctors and health scientists note that Escherichia coli (E. coli) is the main culprit of most UTI cases; however, there are many other bacteria, parasites and/or fungi that might also be the cause of UTIs in other patients. Thankfully, there are many effective antibiotics for UTI that patients can take.
All antibiotics for UTI that are prescribed by the doctor must be taken continuously until the entire treatment course is finished, even if the symptoms of the patient tend to go away in as early as a day or two. This is to prevent the reoccurrence or regrowth of the bacteria or other organisms causing the UTI. Initially, when the symptoms are gone, this does not necessarily mean that the antibiotics for UTI have worked adequately enough to get rid of all the infection causing your UTI. This simply means that the antibiotics for UTI you are taking are working well. To ensure that the antibiotics for UTI you are taking definitely clear out the infection-causing organisms in and out of your body, then you should definitely finish the entire treatment course that your doctor recommended.
Below are the most common antibiotics for UTI:
Aminoglycosides – they are normally used as a combination drug with other antibiotics to help fight off UTIs that are classified to be severe. Examples are amikacin, gentamycin and tobramycin. Continue reading “Effective Antibiotics for UTI” »