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I am afraid I have a UTI and want to know if there is

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I am afraid I have a UTI and want to know if there is something over the counter I can take, as my son has had reactions to antibiotics in the past. I am allergic to Penicillin and I have had two UTIs and am afraid I have another.
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Customer: I don't think so. I am also taking Levothyroxine because I have a history of thyroid cancer and have no thyroid.
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 6 months ago.

Hello

No there is no antibiotic substitute over the counter in medicine.

Bactrim and cipro are both standard crugs and have nothing to do with penicillin.

Many people will start fluids, vitamin C [3 grams] and cranberry juice [pure, not ocean spray] and thing this helps if the infection is caught early.

There are zero over the counter antibiotics however.

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