Skip to Content

Does a UTI always need to be treated with an antibiotic?

Answers (1)

Official Answer by Drugs.com 7 Sep 2016

A UTI (urinary tract infection) should usually be treated with an antibiotic.

Bacteria do not normally live in the urinary tract, and even mild infections can lead to complications, so it is important to seek the advice of your health care provider.

An untreated bladder infection (cystitis) may progress to a kidney infection (pyelonephritis).

Other conditions with symptoms similar to a UTI, such as a vaginal yeast infection or inflammation of the urethra can occur, so it is important to have an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Votes: +0
Drugs.com free discount card

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the drug Lokelma work?

Posted 19 Jun 2018 1 answerFAQ by Drugs.com

How do you take Doptelet?

Posted 19 Jun 2018 1 answerFAQ by Drugs.com

What is the difference between Yonsa and Zytiga?

Posted 19 Jun 2018 1 answerFAQ by Drugs.com

Toujeo vs Lantus - What's the difference between them?

Posted 26 Jun 2018 1 answerFAQ by Drugs.com

Toujeo vs Tresiba - What's the difference between them?

Posted 29 Jun 2018 1 answerFAQ by Drugs.com