8 Oct 2013
AZO Standard (phenazopyridine hydrochloride) is sold OTC for bladder pain. There are also store generics available that work as well and are cheaper. It doesnt treat the underlying infection though. You need antibiotics for this. You can use the AZO in tandem with antibiotics to help with the pain while the antibiotics work.
8 Oct 2013
Uristat is another OTC pain relief for UTI's. I think it's the same ingredient as Azo. Basically these medications numb the bladder, which greatly reduces the pain. They are a godsend, for me at least. Your urine will temporarily turn orange with these meds. As was stated in a previous answer, these OTC meds do not treat the infection itself, only the symptoms. It is not a "given" that a UTI will lead to kidney infection, but it can possibly do so. I have frequent UTI's and most are mild and go away within a day or two. If they become severe, I go to the doctor for antibiotics.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
I have had some problems with UTI's through my teen years. I got my first one around the age of 13, and then not again until I turned 16 when I ...
3 answers • 30 Jan 2010
... resistant to most antibiotics now and then I discovered that taking 6000 - 8000 mg if vitamin C with rosehips daily has cleaned out my urinary ...
7 answers • 8 Sep 2011
I get UTI's which only last a day or two; usually they occur 2 days post-intercourse. Home test strips are positive but lab tests come back ...
2 answers • 18 Nov 2013
I'm a male in my mid 20's, been sexually active for about 7 years and I've been in and out of several relationships with females. ...
2 answers • 24 Dec 2013
My health teacher asked us this question today and asked the girls to come up with 4 possible answers. I thought a urinary tract infection (UTI) or ...
3 answers • 6 Jan 2014