Are more antibiotics required?

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I got a kidney infection plus a UTI some 10 days ago. The initial symptoms were high fever(102.4 and rising), severe pain in back and severe nausea. The doctor prescribed antibiotic ofloxacin+cefpodoxime for 7 days. The urine test showed WBCs and epithelial cells in the urine.

With the first dose of antibiotic the fever was gone. I have completed the seven day course of antibiotics but some symptoms remain- irritation in the urethra and exhaustion. Is more treatment required? Will these go away with time?


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    I would hope so but I have been dealing with a similar situation fever up an down my RBC and Wbc was really right I've been on 7 different antibiotics an today I went back to the doctor. They had give me an antibiotics for 2 weeks after I completely finished those the symptoms are slowly returning so the are sending me to a specialist but i believe with mine the bacteria got in my blood hopefully it didn't with you. But yes definitely go back as soon as you can an let them know your symptoms it could get way worse I was out of work for week an in hospital twice. Pray u get well soon keep me posted or if u have any more questions hope I helped

  • Posted

    An antibiotics are definitely required they just have to find the right one that works with your body and the bacteria
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    It is possible that the infection could be there, however after finishing a couse of antibiotics it stays in the system for several days following so it hopefully will kill off what is left.  If I were you I would go get another urine culture done to ensure that the bacteria has cleared up.  
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      I don't blame you, I have a senstitivity to them myself and pretty much all the families give me some sort of reaction, rash, itching, sore throat and one I got c-diff, so I try to avoid them as much as possible.  I am actually fighting a bacteria at the moment and have been for many months, I have tried the antibiotics, but I can only get a couple days in before a reaction starts.  I tried very hard to fight it with cranberry, D-mannose, and lots of water, and even though the symptoms come and go it is still there going by last I am going to be trying azone treatment as the bacteria I have can not be cleared by cranberry, or d-mannose. I am hoping that I have great success, as I do not want to have to revisit the whole antibiotic situation.


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      I ended up with severe digestive disturbances after taking seven antibiotics one after another. These antibiotics cause dysbiosis in the gut and possibly can alter the gut lining. Antibiotic use is correlated with developing irritable bowel syndrome, c-difficile colitis, etc etc.

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