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a kidney ultrasound and bladder ultrasound would be useful if not already done. Also a prophylactic once a day antibiotic is usually given to prevent recurrence in the elderly with frequent urine tract infections.
if the above are normal some "housecleaning issues"-always wipe front to back, can use a 1:1 mix water with tea tree oil as an antibacterial at night before bed. Drink plenty of water in a day (although discuss any limitations with her doctors due to the history of chf), start a cranberry extract supplement as well daily.
She was on Bractrium that she started last week that was supposed to be prophylactic. She made it less than a week before she had another episode.
I'm not sure on the ultrasound. I know they have done CT scan and are about to do some kind of x-ray. The urologist says he can see something in her kidney but doesn't know what it is. Her primary Dr. thinks there may be some kind of abscess. I just want them to figure it out:)
I'm assuming that you mean the tea tree oil to be used to clean her self. Is that correct?
They have already determined she doesn't have bladder prolapse. And she is not retaining urine after she goes. Has had the CT with contrast.
Hadn't thought of the infectious disease but will talk to her Dr. about that.
If you have a systemic fungal infection can it lead to bacterial infections?