I have a urinary track infection from hell. Will Ciproflox fix my problem?
It should. If you aren't at least a little better after 3 days of treatment,(and you should be) go have your urine cultured. There are 4 main bacteria that cause UTI"s and 3 of them respond to one treatment, the 4th to something else. One time I needed the 4th medicine and the doc's office had just checked for the presence of white cells and didn't culture, so, they didn't know that. They actually appologized when I needed to come in and have it cultured. I am pretty sure the medicine you have will work on any uti.
Ciproflox should work, providing that the bacterial infection is sensitive to that particular antibiotic. If its a really bad urine infection, tests should be run on a urine sample to see which of the antibiotics would be most effective. There are a number of antibiotics available to treat urine infections, last time I had one I was put on Nitrofurantoin for 5 days and it cleared the infection completely.
Best to get back to your physician if it is an intractable infection and ask for some tests to be run.
Best wishes and hope your infection will soon clear up.
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