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I Have a UTI, What Do I Do?

Top 5 treatments

Normally your symptoms will go away within 2 – 3 days. If it persists for longer, don’t worry there are many medications available for treatment:

1.      Medical Treatment

a.       trimethoprim (Trimpex)

b.      trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, Cotrim)

c.       amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, Wymox)

d.      nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin)

e.       ampicillin

If you experience vomiting, or nausea you may have a more severe UTI and may require hospitalization in order to be administered antibiotics intravenously. Check out our Knowledge Base for more information on treating UTIs.

 

 

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Tips on How to Prevent Yourself from Getting a UTI

Top 6 Preventions

To keep bacteria from entering the urinary tract, you should do the following:

1.      Drink plenty of water and cranberry juice (from fresh whole cranberries not diluted or processed).

2.      Before sex cleanse the genital area

3.      While having sex use a small amount of lubricant if you are dry

4.      After sex urinate immediately in order to wash away bacteria. Urine is acidic, and will keep the bacteria responsible for infection from growing.

5.      Never use harsh soap, scented douches, or scented sprays that are not specifically designed for vaginal use.

6.      Always wipe from front to back after bowel movements in order to avoid bacteria exposure.

Check out our Knowledge Base for more information on preventing UTIs.

 

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I Have A Yeast Infection, What Do I Do?

Top 5 Treatments:

 

Relax. Yeast infections are extremely common, three-quarters of all women experience at least one in their life time. Seek out the following treatment:

1.      Antifungal medicines that are directly applied to the vagina through creams, ointments, suppositories, or tablets.

a.       clotrimazole (Clotrimader, Canesten)

b.      terconazole (Terazole)

c.       nystatin (several brand names)

d.      tioconazole (GyneCure).

e.       miconazole (Monistat, Monazole, Micozole)

When properly treated over ninety percent of all yeast infections are cured within two weeks, although most take only a few days. Check out our Knowledge Base for more information on treating Yeast Infections.

 

 

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Yeast Infections Got you Down?

You asked and we answered.

 

Q:  I Want to prevent myself from getting a yeast infection, is that possible?

A:  Here are the top 6 preventions:

 

 

Vaginal yeast begins to proliferate and cause an infection when the vagina becomes less acidic. Here a few tips that will keep your sweet spot balanced:

1.      Don’t wear panty hose or leotards everyday,

2.      Change out of wet clothes immediately

3.      Thoroughly dry your genital area.

4.      Never use a douche, deodorant sanitary pads, tampons, bubble bath, feminine hygiene sprays, or colored or perfumed toilet paper.

5.      Try to eat a diet high in vegetables, protein, grains, and especially yogurt.

6.      Avoid processed foods, sugars and alcohol as much as possible.

Check out our Knowledge Base for more information on preventing Yeast Infections.

 

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