Any Information about E. Coli Bladder Infection?

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My Dr prescribed Ciproflaxin..will that be affective in treating this?
Ciproflaxin is common in treating intestinal and urinary infection, it's effective, low in toxicity, low in drug resistance.
usually it' s effective to treat E. Coli Bladder Infection with Ciproflaxin. follow the doctor's prescription , you will fell better a few days later. also ,drink enough water to clear your Urinary tract
My dr prescribed that same medication and all it did was make me sick
Talk to your doctor and he'll change your medication. I do know some people who take Bactrim with good outcomes.
I have had a UTI E. coli infection for almost a year, the kidney doctor has prescribed about 4 or 5 different antibiotics, and I have had 1 injection they all have helped but as soon as I get off the antibiotics my symptoms start right back, now he has put me on Cephalexin 500 mg take 1 at bedtime every night also he told me to use a hormone cream and that would help, I still have the UTI and I don’t know what I am going to do..
This scenario is very typical of recurrent UTI. Taking antibiotics intravenously for at least 2 weeks (preferably 1 month) would be my choice. When the UTI is controlled, take 1 antibiotic orally eternally (I generally use Nitrofurantoin) to prevent a second attack.

Other maneuvers recommended:
Drink plenty of liquids, especially water. Drinking water helps dilute your urine and ensures that you'll urinate more frequently — allowing bacteria to be flushed from your urinary tract before an infection can begin.
Drink cranberry juice. Although studies are not conclusive that cranberry juice prevents UTIs, it is likely not harmful.
Wipe from front to back. Doing so after urinating and after a bowel movement helps prevent bacteria in the anal region from spreading to the vagina and urethra.
Empty your bladder soon after intercourse. Also, drink a full glass of water to help flush bacteria.
Avoid potentially irritating feminine products. Using deodorant sprays or other feminine products, such as douches and powders, in the genital area can irritate the urethra.
Change your birth control method. Diaphragms, or unlubricated or spermicide-treated condoms, can all contribute to bacterial growth.
Have you had a kidney x-ray? I had your symptoms 40 years ago. My doctor did the IVP and found a congenital defect of my ueters. I had surgery to correct it. I rarely have UTIs now. I pray you find the right treatment for you.
Where are your answers to e coli eradication. When will they come. My doctor have me the nitrofurantoin that did nothing? Then amoxicillin/ clav that gave me the most horrendous side effect that my vaginal area from inner thigh to other thigh were inflamed, hard as rocks. Painful and itchy beyond belief and this lasted for four days plus after I stopped that poison. Now she wants to give me the nitrofurantoin again, which is not good for people over 65. Last I knew 71 WAS older than 65. I am deeply upset and don't know what to do. Should I change doctors in midstream. Is there a safer holistic approach..... Wits END
I think nitrofurantoin is necessary. Let me explain.

Urinary tract infection is very common in the elderly women, and E. coli is probably the most common pathogen for UTI. For elderly women, the main conundrum for the treatment of UTI is the risk of relapse/recurrence. Basically, even if you eradicate the pathogen by antibiotics, and discontinue the antibiotics, the UTI will still come again in the majority of cases. Thus, for the treatment of UTI in elderly women, continuous oral antibiotics are essential in preventing another attack. Of all the antibiotics, nitrofurantoin is the best candidate, and it is probably the only antibiotic that can be used for a long-time for UTI prevention. You mentioned that it is not good for people >65. May I ask what is exactly bad?
Is your cystitis recurrent? Do you have diabetes? If answers to both questions are no, you can discontinue the nitrofurantoin after IV antibiotic use and disappearance of the symptoms. If you are diabetic or your infection is recurrent, then you'd better take nitrofurantoin for prevention of cystitis recurrence.
I took integration and hurt so bad. Cold chills sick slept was awful. Took it twice. Never again. I am 74 and have UTI a lot. Cipro ok.bactrim good.