Prednisone and urinary tract infections

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Avatar m tn My mother has been getting frequent urinary tract infections. The doctor says that for people her age (80), an antibiotic works for a couple of weeks, then the infections comes back. When the infection recurs, she becomes combative, confused, and very weak. We have decided to have her urine cultured monthly to try to stay on top of this. However, there must be a better way. Mom has alzheimers, but when she is not dealing with the UTI, she is capable. How can we stem this once and for all?
Avatar f tn At age 64, I have gone through my whole life without medical problems until I got married (less than two years ago) to a dear, but very messy, disorganized man and have been getting hives, urinary tract infections, and kidney stones ever since. His sister kidded me recently that maybe I am allergic to HIM.... her brother/my husband!
Avatar f tn He only goes on prednisone when he gets the abdominal lesions and therefore hasn't been on prednisone for the last month and a half, and still the incontinence. I ordered a "Belly Band" as someone suggested. But I'm also game for some type of medication. What is the "spay incontinence" med? Do you think it would work for my dog's old age and possibly something wrong with his kidneys/bladder situation?
Avatar f tn Something about how the calcium and acid in orange juice act like velcro as they pass through the urinary tract system and attract bacteria creating a glob that is prone to getting lodged or building up to the point of causing a full-blown infection. I've noticed that if I drink so much as one glass of orange juice, I end up with a UTI - not sure what other foods or drinks may have the same effect. Again, thank you for the information!
Avatar f tn I've tried other disease modifying drugs such as Imuran and Cytoxan, but the Imuran did absolutely nothing and the Cytoxan, while it was helping with symptoms and my bloodwork was improving, I had to be taken off of it becuase it can be very toxic to the bladder and I started getting recurrent bladder infections with blood in my urine. Prednisone could also help wiht the "rashes"/bumps/allergies. Just a thought... If I think of anything else, I'll be sure to let you know.
Avatar n tn It would be best to try to identify the cause, but this can be difficult. Many anemia's are treated with prednisone. Blood found in an urinalysis could be from a urinary tract infection, anemia, or iatrogenic due to acquiring the urine via a cystocensis.
Avatar f tn I'm 58 years old but really remember being sick off and on since I was about 15 or 16 with urinary tract infections, had a deformed kidney removed. It's hard because I have a twin sister who works out and keeps her figure and is always mad at me because I can't get around like her. I had a knee replacement about six months ago and now the other knee is hurting and will have to be replaced. I may try to get disability and just enjoy life for once.
Avatar n tn I called my doctor because of the continual burning, especially about five minutes after urinating, and he put me on prednisone, and after two days, I can tell a slight improvement. He took me off the ibuprofen, but still taking the ampicillin.
Avatar n tn I've suffered with sinus problems ever since I can remember. After years of dealing with infections I finally pushed and demanded to have something done. In 2000 I had a cat scan, it revealed a huge cyst up my nose, when the doctor did the surgery he also found polyps behind the cyst as well as on the other side that didn't show on the scan. I was good for about 1 year, then it all started again.
Avatar n tn She tried steroids, but they only helped a little but made her get urinary tract infections that were extreme and miserable. We are going to try an elimination diet next. She did use acne meds around the onset of these symptoms. I am not sure which ones. I will definitely look into THAT!
Avatar f tn But to get to the point, I have only had 3 yeast infections but they start at my clitoris and itch and burn like crazy and have found the little white stuff around the hood? My GP always told me to take thrush cream and tablet and it has seemed to work. But all doctors are full of **** and the hospitals are worse. I think the more natural stuff you put in your body the better. i wish all the best for you and hope one of us gets the answers we are looking for?
154668 tn?1290119595 Developed a facial fungus, got attack of viral or fungal dermatitis on my scalp (a more-or-less constant condition while I had cirrhosis), and got my first urinary tract infection since pre-transplant days, and there is no sign of the uti going away after three weeks and three courses of antibiotics. I am in week 60 of treatment and will keep at it if my most recent pcr is UND.
488823 tn?1218374167 Factors that can cause urinary blood (hematuria) include urinary tract infections, enlarged prostate, cancerous and noncancerous tumors, kidney cysts, long-distance running, and kidney or bladder stones.Foods. Beets, blackberries and rhubarb can turn urine red or pink.Medications. Rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane), an antibiotic often used to treat tuberculosis, can turn urine red — as can phenazopyridine (Pyridium), a drug that numbs urinary tract discomfort, and laxatives containing senna.Toxins.
Avatar n tn i last posted on this thread in may....i have had a few years of this suffering and no end of examinations for the doctors to find nothing wrong...after a lot of investigations on the net by myself i found the info i needed and went to my doctor to ask if i have VAGINAL ATROPHY and she said last a diagnosis..she wanted me to go and have an investigation at the hospital and i said no way as ive been poked and prodded for months and i have had enough...
1237276 tn?1268001345 I suggest you to undergo radio graphic imaging kidney and urinary tract, complete blood count, peripheral smear and ESR. I suggest you to consult physician. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn My mother who is Type 2 Diabetic, experinced these tears along with yeast infections and athletes foot infections all through her 30's and 40's until her diabetes was diagnosed and she got her levels under control. I honestly find it rediculous that the modern medical community, which treats the majority of women's reproductive health problems as shameful, has no flipping idea what causes these tears or how to really treat them.
458072 tn?1291418786 This is because I have had repeated sinus infections that have not cleared up after 2 rounds of the strongest antibiotic (orally) they could give me. The ENT will go in and clean out everything in there, sounds gross. Due to these sinus problems going along with the hypothyroidism, I am wondering if it will do any good, or if it will just come back. Anyways....I was hoping someone could maybe give me some tips on the recovery part of this surgery.
326842 tn?1199030674 She also noticed I was having difficulty breathing, wheezing and diagnosed bronchitis, also my urine test showed a urinary tract infection and she began asking me questions about my urine/bowel trouble. I explained to her that I have very frequent urination, most of the time every 30 minutes or less. I have always felt this was due to my excessive thirst and constant drinking. The frequent urination does wake me during the night several times but most of the time I fall right back to sleep.
Avatar f tn I then got a urinary tract infection. Then some type of infection that had me coughing and short of breath. I am on the fourth round of antibiotics since the middle of July. I have type two diabetes. My glucose levels rise sharply up to 296 and drop to 92. I have been on steroids had steroid shots and prednisone dose pak. I am not on any steroids now. I am concerned about the sugar levels being so erratic. I am still coughing up green mucous and sinuses are still bothering me.
Avatar n tn Vomiting (7% to 9%), dyspepsia (5% to 6%) Genitourinary: Urinary tract infection (3% to 8%, similar to placebo) Neuromuscular & skeletal: Arthralgia (5% to 6%), back pain (5% to 6%) Respiratory: Bronchitis (6% to 7%), rhinitis (6% to 9%) Miscellaneous: Development of antibodies to double-stranded DNA (9%) The risks of untreated or worsening Crohn's disease must be looked at. The risks (especially long term) of prednisone (steroids) is MUCH greater than the risk of a remicaide infussion.
Avatar f tn - my mouth constantly feels like I've been chewing on cotton balls - and for me, the prednisone does tend to raise my blood sugar and elevated blood sugar can make you need to urinate more often. The doctors aren't usually concerned about the slight rise in my blood sugar when I'm on it, however, they do keep an eye on it because when I was on that high dose of the prednisone for so long, my blood sugar was definitely haywire.
Avatar n tn I do not want to suffer 9 months like last time, (so bad it causes urinary incontinence if I run,back aches etc)and hope I solve it once and for all. I am sick of people telling me to take more fibre. I am thin and pretty active. If you sound similiar, let me know as no site talks about hormones causing this bad constipation. I am going to repeat some of the tests , but am not hopeful for an answer. I don't want to become a bowel obsessed old lady.(I.m 48).
1246735 tn?1268696071 14PM I have polymyocitis - a rare autoimmune disorder.. I have had two urinary tract infections-one in September , 2009 and one at the end of January, 2010. During a routine office visit my urologist ordered an cytology test which came back with red blood cells inflammatory cells and occasional abnormal urotheliah cells. A more sophisticated test was then ordered and the results are not back yet. Is there any other problem other than cancer that could be causing this?
Avatar n tn I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
242516 tn?1368227505 This new box warning via FDA is something i've been aware of for some time in patients using ciprofloxaxin, levaquin (levofloxacin), Moxifloxacin (Avelox), ofloxacin (floxin), gatifloxacin (tequin), and i'm glad it'll be highlighted on labeling, showing it's increasing incidence: risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture is further increased in those over age 60, in kidney, heart, and lung transplant recipients, and with use of concomitant steroid therapy.
Avatar m tn Infections that can induce these forms of arthritis would include rheumatic fever and an uncommon form of urinary tract infection. I suggest that you discuss with your doctor regarding these other factors (the infection angle) and be worked up for such. These can be treated with antibiotics if proven. Regards.
Avatar f tn My uro did another Dilation on urinary tract and drained my bladder. He drained about 8-10 oz and I had just gone to the restroom right before the procedure. I'm not a dr and can't advise if you have IC or not. But, if it is IC, you should be following the IC Diet. This is extremely helpful. You can visit the IC forum and get tons of information along with the info on the diet. I'll try to post it here, but if it gets removed, just pm me and I'll give it to you...
199177 tn?1490502134 Herbs associated with detoxifying and strengthening the liver and digestive tract Milk Thistle. (Silybum marianum seed). Milk Thistle has displayed remarkable healing properties for the liver. European research has shown that it is effective in treating cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, and alcohol induced fatty liver. Milk Thistle extract actually has hepato-protective properties; it protects the liver cells from damage by environmental and internal toxins.
Avatar n tn One doc says allergies, one says ear, one says no ear is result of chronic sinus infections, and round and round I go. It's like being on a feaking merry go round, but the ride never ends. I've been on antibiotics and feel better, but a week after I finish, symptoms are back. The worst part is the fatigue. My boyfriend told me to take an expectorant in addition to the antiobiotics, antihistimine, and decongestant the doc prescribed. I had taken it before and knew he was right.
Avatar f tn Any known urinary tract abnormalities? 26. History, if any, of surgeries or operations? 27. History, if any, of device insertions?(eg. IV lines, pacemakers, etc.) 28. All past and present medications? 29. Illicit drug use, if any, within the past year? 30. Any injection drug use? 31. Any high-risk sexual practices?(eg. multiple partners, unprotected sex etc.) 32. Tobacco use? 33. Alcohol history? 34. Do you have cachexia?