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DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
Category: OB GYN
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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.
JA: OK. The Gynecologist will need to help you with this. Is there anything else the Gynecologist should be aware of?
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: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


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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