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What are the treatment measures for urinary tract infection in the elderly?

Urinary tract infection if not treated in time, it is easy to cause kidney disease, we must pay attention to, especially urinary tract infection in the elderly, today we will come together to know about the treatment of urinary tract infect...

What are the treatment measures for urinary tract infection in the elderly?

Dec 25, 2017 by Kidney Disease Expert

Urinary tract infection if not treated in time, it is easy to cause kidney disease, we must pay attention to, especially urinary tract infection in the elderly, today we will come together to know about the treatment of urinary tract infection in the elderly.

What are the treatment measures for urinary tract infection in the elderly?

1) The treatment of urinary tract infection in the elderly should be particularly cautious, especially the use of drugs with nephrotoxicity, the dosage, method, course of treatment should be appropriate to prevent damage to the kidneys. Disable the aminoglycoside drugs, such as gentamicin, kanamycin and so on.

2) the treatment of urinary tract in the elderly should first pay attention to the treatment of underlying disease, remove the obstruction, encourage patients to drink more water.

3) For elderly women with urethritis may try a small amount of local estrogen trial to restore the lower urinary tract physiological state may be beneficial.

4) It is generally believed that, regardless of asymptomatic, all patients should be given a single course of antibiotic treatment for the first time to find bacterial urine. According to the urine culture of bacteria and drug sensitivity selection of drugs, and actively control the infection.

5) Because the recurrence rate and reinfection rate of urinary tract infection in the elderly are very high, it is unnecessary to maintain antibiotics for a long time in asymptomatic bacteriuria patients, and the recurrence rate or mortality rate can not be reduced. Only when the early bladder infection, with progressive renal dysfunction and symptoms of upper urinary tract infection exist, only to deal with elderly patients with urinary tract infection to give more active treatment. Treatment process should be based on urine culture and susceptibility testing to adjust medication, elderly patients with urinary tract infection is difficult to cure should pay attention to the existence of drug-resistant strains or special pathogens.

The above is the relevant information collected by experts, surely we have some understanding of the above common sense it! Only the correct diagnosis, to better treatment. If you have other kidney problems can browse other pages, but also can give us a message, tongshantang Hospital of traditional Chinese medicine kidney disease experts will give you the most professional and effective treatment or advice.

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