If getting continuous Urinary Track Infections, how can it be prevented. Also, I have had a serious side effect to one of the medications in the past and would like to know what yo do if it should occur again. At this time I have another UTI and was prescribed different medication, two hours after taking it I ate a couple of strawberries and immediately broke out in a itchy burning rash, what should I have done when something like this happens? How long does it take to have a bad reaction to medications prescribed for UTI's.
Sounds like you had a reaction to the med, I would not take it again until you talk to the Doctor, drink cranberry juice and lots of water every day, cut out all sweet's don't eat any leave off coffee, soda's sounds bad I know, my Doctor told me if I wanted to get over it I would do it, I did for three months and it worked, hope this will help you, best of luck.
Allergic reactions to drugs usually occur quickly, like yours did. Immediately discontinue the drug and notify your Dr. Keep a record and tell every Dr. for the rest of your life about the medicine you had the allergic reaction to. Your reaction will be stronger the next time and you don't want that. The whole family of medicines that the drug belongs to must be avoided. This applies to the drug you had a serious side effect to also, if you don't want to ever take it again.
If you're sexually active, no matter how clean you both are, it seems the number of UTIs increases for many women. My best defense has been to take a probiotic every day. After being on an antibiotic you especially need to repopulate your good bacteria with a good probiotic taken 2 times per day for 1-2 weeks. An antibiotic kills all bacteria, both good and bad. It can't tell the difference.
Your gastrointestinal tract, including your urinary tract and vaginal area, need good bacteria to be healthy and fight off the bad bacteria and the resultant infections.
My own opinion is to take a probiotic with both Lactobacillus species and Bifidobacterium species. If inulin is present, fine, because that's food for the live cultures of bacteria. Get at least 30,000 live cultures per dose after an antibiotic. I shop online at Puritan's Pride for price and variety. These are just suggestions to get you started.
I also recommend you talk to your Dr. about your frequent UTIs. Your urinary tract opening and your vaginal opening are very, very close physically. It's possible that sometimes you have an untreated vaginal infection that travels to your urinary tract, or vice versa. Your symptoms might be felt first in your more sensitive urinary tract when you urinate. Think about this when you see a Dr. to see if s/he thinks treating both at the same time might help you.
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