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I think I have cystitis. Had once before 10 years ago. Same

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I think I have cystitis. Had once before 10 years ago. Same symptoms, including cloudy and smelly urine, feeling I need to pee and pain when urinating
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: only today. Rest of the symptoms since Friday evening
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

Thanks for the question.

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Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I’d like to see if I can get a prescription for amoxicillin 500mg as I’m flying to Barbados at 10.40 on Monday 22/11
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

A urinary tract infection, as a rule, warrants a urine culture for evaluation (with a routine urine analysis). A urine culture test substantiates the infection and gives you the best antibiotic to treat and eradicate it and prevent its recurrence.

Treating a UTI without a culture test is like going into the sea without navigation help.

You may go to your GP or a walk-in clinic for the urine culture to properly manage it.

Following measures would be helpful, meanwhile;

1) Drinking plenty of fluids and water

2) Cranberry extract capsule.

3) Avoiding alcohol drinks and caffeine drinks

4) Azo/Pyridium for urinary burning/pain (it is without the prescription and is a urinary analgesic).

5) Take probiotics.

This is not a telemedicine website, unfortunately.

The website is only meant to provide medical education and answers specific to your questions only.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

I know that’s not what you want to hear right now.

I would be happy to answer any other medical concerns you have.

A prescription of any kind here would be both illegal and malpractice

The website is not authorized to issue any prescriptions or notes or referrals.

An urgent care center can do that for you.

I am just a messenger, I am afraid.

Sorry again.

You may contact;

https://www.pushdoctor.co.uk/

https://www.theonlineclinic.co.uk/antibiotics.asp

https://plushcare.com/get-antibiotics-online/

Walk-in clinic:

https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/other-services/Urgent-Care/LocationSearch/1824