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    This works for my uti's

    I do not know if anyone else is doing this or not, I am allergic to some antibiotics of the pennicilin variety. My new sci doctor instead of taking antibiotics has me pushing 50ml of 0.9% sodium chloride irrigation,USP into bladder with a 2oz. catheter syringe. Prescription on bottle reads GENTAMYCIN 40MG/ML I use it at sign of infection let it set in bladder until next cath once a day until it clears up. This works very well for me and I have not had to take antibiotics in over a year. Before it was every 2 months. May not be for everyone. Thought yuo may be interested. Galen

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    Thanks, Galen

    I'm adding this to my list of things to mention to my urologist.

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    Originally posted by GALEN:

    I do not know if anyone else is doing this or not, I am allergic to some antibiotics of the pennicilin variety. My new sci doctor instead of taking antibiotics has me pushing 50ml of 0.9% sodium chloride irrigation,USP into bladder with a 2oz. catheter syringe. Prescription on bottle reads GENTAMYCIN 40MG/ML I use it at sign of infection let it set in bladder until next cath once a day until it clears up. This works very well for me and I have not had to take antibiotics in over a year. Before it was every 2 months. May not be for everyone. Thought yuo may be interested. Galen
    Hell no. Gent is from the same family as Vanc. I wouldn't push it too often or you're gonna get a super resistant bug!! Vanc is the last resort most times and if you get a VRE type infection, you're gonna be hurtin for certain. Use gent. conservatively.



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    Wow!

    Thanks GALEN--I'm definitely going to keep that in mind, too! That sounds so much less taxing than hopping on and off antibiotics every 3-6 weeks (especially when they can make you so tired, irritable, and be hard on the stomach). Thanks for sharing--I like knowing there are options!

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    utis

    i just had a urostomy done cause chronic utis since my injury.which seems to work great,but i began to feel all the symptons of a uti.did cultures nothin big growin,atleast not worth treatn.then i started havin horriblepains around my pubic area so it turns out my bladder is infected.has anyonelse had this happen??????im bein irrigateted with vanc for 2 weeks.its beein left in for an hour then cathed.

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    UTI treatments

    Galen - thanks for sharing this information.
    Jeff - Your comment is well taken. For every person who reads posts re: medications, it is important to discuss different meds and treatment options with your primary care doctor or appropriate specialist who is managing your care. While most people would rather not have to take medication, and others have problems with allergic responses, etc., there are times one needs to/must take meds to keep his/her body in good health, homeostasis (balance) or to regain the latter. What works for or is needed by one person is not necessarily the correct choice for another. If you and your doctor continually discuss and explore your options, you will be partners in achieving a good management system for your particular and unique health care needs as a SCI person. CRF

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    Gentamycin?

    I understood back in 1978 that Gentamycin can cause significant hearing problems. I'm "wif da hook" on this one-I say be careful using this-in fact I'd get another opinion and different treatment altogether. It may be good in the short run, but I bet it's bad news if you become resistant. Diamonds are forever and so is VRE!http://www.hearingcenter.com/Questio...entamycin.html

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    Originally posted by smokey:

    I understood back in 1978 that Gentamycin can cause significant hearing problems. I'm "wif da hook" on this one-I say be careful using this-in fact I'd get another opinion and different treatment altogether. It may be good in the short run, but I bet it's bad news if you become resistant. Diamonds are forever and so is VRE!http://www.hearingcenter.com/Questions/Q_gentamycin.html
    Fa sho. When I waz on it cuz i gotta bug in da hozpital, day were adamant about NOT letting it infuse too fast. If I infuse it too faz, I'd lose mines hearing and I can't hear dat well to begin wif. But mines writing skillz is tight, B. Be hella careful wif strong antibiotics. I think docs way overprescribe dem; so do most pharmacists I talk to. Peeps want quick cures so da Dr. just start writin' out da scrip fo strong antibiotix when day may not be needet. Mines $.02



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