3 Tips for UTI Treatment and Prevention

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					Looking for UTI treatment? Don't worry, treatment is quick and easy.
  Simple Infection For simple UTI, antibiotics such as Amoxicillin, Ampicillin,
Ciprofloxacin, and Levofloxacin are prescribed. Symptoms usually clear up after a
few days of treatment, but you will need to keep on taking antibiotics for at least a
week—maybe more.
  Frequent Infections If your UTI happens frequently, doctors usually recommend
longer courses of antibiotic treatments. You may be asked to take a bring-home urine
test. If your infection is connected to sexual activity, you may be asked to take
antibiotics-usually in single dosage-after intercourse. If you are post-menopausal, you
may be asked to undergo vaginal estrogen to reduce your risks of coming down with
UTI repeatedly.
  Severe Infections In severe cases, UTI treatment could involve hospitalization and
intravenous antibiotics.
  The good news is that UTI is completely preventable. Through simple lifestyle
changes, you can minimize the discomfort or say goodbye to the infection for good!
Here are some of the things you can do to prevent UTI.
  . Drink Lots of Water - This dilutes the urine and flushes out the bacteria.
  2. Avoid Drinks That Irritate the Bladder - Try to reduce your intake of alcohol, soda
which contains citrus, and coffee. These drinks irritate the bladder.
  3. Drink Cranberry Juice - It's not clear precisely how cranberry juice fights UTI.
What is clear, though, is that some studies have shown cranberry juice minimizes the
burning feeling during urination.
  Do not endure UTI pain unnecessarily. Take steps to prevent the infection. If you
already have it, however, find a UTI treatment that works fast and works best. Learn
all you can about the infection so that you can prevent it, fight it, or make sure it never
happens to you again.
  About the Author
  Carla Kaplan is a writer and researcher on UTI treatment. Save time and money by
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