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    UTI Vaccine??

    No one has written about a UTI vaccine on CareCure for several years.

    I can't find anything new about it on Google. Has anyone else heard or read anything about it?

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    I have never heard of a vaccine. Sounds like something that is worth the time to research.
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    Ok found this on http://http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/k...pubs/utiadult/

    Is there a vaccine to prevent recurrent UTIs?

    In the future, scientists may develop a vaccine that can prevent UTIs from coming back. Researchers in different studies have found that children and women who tend to get UTIs repeatedly are likely to lack proteins called immunoglobulins, which fight infection. Children and women who do not get UTIs are more likely to have normal levels of immunoglobulins in their genital and urinary tracts.
    Early tests indicate that a vaccine helps patients build up their own natural infection-fighting powers. The dead bacteria in the vaccine do not spread like an infection; instead, they prompt the body to produce antibodies that can later fight against live organisms. Researchers are testing injected and oral vaccines to see which works best. Another method being considered for women is to apply the vaccine directly as a suppository in the vagina
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    I have not heard of anything recently on this, though it sure would be beneficial if it were able to be developed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Peter
    No one has written about a UTI vaccine on CareCure for several years.

    I can't find anything new about it on Google. Has anyone else heard or read anything about it?
    I recently took Urovaxom, a vaccine for ecoli:

    Uro-Vaxom ® is an extract of Escherichia coli, a germ responsible for the majority of urinary infections. It stimulates the immune system in order to increase the body’s natural defences against a wide spectrum of urinary pathogens. Uro-Vaxom ® prevents recurrent urinary tract infections, in particular cystitis.

    http://www.ompharma.com/uro-vaxom/ur...infection.html

    http://www.ompharma.com/download/uro_vaxom.pdf

    It is a new medication, not available in the UK or some other countries. It was prescribed by my Urologist. You have to take it for 3 months, but I could only take it for 2. It works by stimulating T-lymphocytes, inducing production of endogenous interferon and increasing sIgA level in urine.

    I have not had to take any antibiotics in 3 months now (a real record for me). I dont know if it is because of the vaccine, or because of taking d-mannose every day. Probably because of a combination of both.

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    I too have not heard of anything along these lines in awhile. It looks like there is something out there, but availability may be difficult.
    CKF

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    Have you heard of a nose spray for uti's

    Hi,
    Hi, has anybody heard of a nose spray for uti's ?
    Thanks,
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruready View Post
    Hi,
    Hi, has anybody heard of a nose spray for uti's ?
    Thanks,
    Mark
    This is probably it. It is a vaccine. The problem is, it is only for e coli.

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    I may showing a bit of biological ignorance by asking this, but how do you create a vaccine against bacterial infections?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Type Français View Post
    I may showing a bit of biological ignorance by asking this, but how do you create a vaccine against bacterial infections?
    that is a complex question. essientially, it's the same as viral vaccines. you can either use a weakened version of the bacterium (live) or you can isolate parts of the bacterium that are known to cause the body to go into an immune response (killed). the how is pretty complicated as you need to know structures of cell walls if it is gram neg bacteria etc. pretty complex and slow going work.
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