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    To treat or not to treat UTI?

    My 19 y.o daughter is 3 months post injury and has had one uti. This past monday and Tuesday, she had increased leg muscle spasms, low grade temp for a few hours and increased urge to urinate (with volumes of 200). They did a UA and it was negative, but the culture results yesterday were positive and she got a Rx for an antibiotic. But now she is completely asymptomatic. Should she start the antibiotic? Please give me your input.

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    If the tests came back positive, yes. Sometimes symptoms hide themselves, but they'll come back and probably stronger. Encourage her to drink lots of water also--even if she doesn't feel like it. I know that sometimes I have to force water down because it just makes me wanna puke.

    Hope she feels better soon.
    If there is light
    it will find
    you

    --Charles Bukowski

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowlilly
    My 19 y.o daughter is 3 months post injury and has had one uti. This past monday and Tuesday, she had increased leg muscle spasms, low grade temp for a few hours and increased urge to urinate (with volumes of 200). They did a UA and it was negative, but the culture results yesterday were positive and she got a Rx for an antibiotic. But now she is completely asymptomatic. Should she start the antibiotic? Please give me your input.
    I've been in the same spot more than once. I wouldn't take the antibiotic unless symptomatic. Your just setting your self up for major trouble down the road. But by all meens push liquids big time, I normaly mega dose vitamin C to change the PH for 4-6 days as well. (4,000 to 6,000mg) And let your own body try fighting it off, as it seems she is doing right now. Keep the script for a bit incase, but if it clears, dump it. To tempting to reach for the quick fix the next time something pops up. Just my experiance 30 years post.

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    Good question. If she is asymptomatic, she probably is colonized. But maybe just a temporary lack of symptoms. Be ready to get the prescription filled immediatey & have her start taking it right away(as in 24 our pharmacy ) if any of the symptoms return or if she has other symtoms.

    CWO

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    What can you do if you have a UTI that is resistant to all oral antibiotics, other than an IV? Anything else?

    Thanks

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    Yes, IV it would have to be.There are quite a few oral choices though but over use when abx not really needed and not completing a course of antibiotics and taking them as prescribed leads to resistance.



    CWO

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