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UTIs are unpleasant infections that make trips to the bathroom painful, and they can affect both children and adults. For children, in particular, it’s common to wonder what can cause a UTI, so that parents can do all they can to prevent it. For example, can baby wipes cause a UTI? Baby wipes do not… Continue reading Can Baby Wipes Cause a UTI?
Jessica Guht Nov. 12, 2023
It can be concerning to notice a blister on your genitals, especially when you’re not entirely certain about what is causing it. Their appearance may make you cycle through all problems that can affect you “down there” to try and determine the reason behind your blisters, and your mind may land on UTIs. However, can… Continue reading Can a UTI Cause Blisters?
Jessica Guht Nov. 11, 2023
As an energy supplier, it should come as no surprise that energy drinks contain caffeine. Yet while many people rely on energy drinks to get through their day or power through a workout, can energy drinks cause UTIs? The answer is no! However, while energy drinks do not cause UTIs, their caffeine content can increase… Continue reading Can Energy Drinks Cause UTIs?
Jessica Guht Nov. 10, 2023
Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic prescribed to treat UTIs. Since penicillin can also treat UTIs, it’s natural for those with a penicillin allergy to wonder if nitrofurantoin contains penicillin, but it does not. Furthermore, nitrofurantoin is safe for those with a penicillin allergy. Continue reading to learn more about nitrofurantoin and what antibiotics to avoid if… Continue reading Does Nitrofurantoin Contain Penicillin?
Jessica Guht Nov. 09, 2023
The body relies on numerous vitamins and minerals to function correctly, regulating everything from hormone production to blood clotting to immune function. Knowing how crucial certain vitamins and minerals are, their supplementation is a common topic within the medical space. However, is taking vitamin and mineral supplements safe while on antibiotics? This answer is more… Continue reading Can You Take Vitamins With Antibiotics?
Jessica Guht Nov. 08, 2023
Coffee is the morning beverage, required by many to even consider getting out of bed. However, can your coffee interact with your antibiotic prescription? Although you can drink coffee while taking most antibiotics, there are a few, called quinolone antibiotics, that can interact with it. These antibiotics make it so your body breaks down caffeine… Continue reading Can You Drink Coffee While Taking Antibiotics?
Jessica Guht Nov. 07, 2023
Various surveys have shown an increased link between women on birth control and urinary tract infections (UTIs), which raises the question: can birth control cause a UTI, or is there another connection? Birth control cannot cause a UTI, but some types can increase the risk of a UTI happening. However, this is not true for… Continue reading Can Birth Control Cause a UTI?
Jessica Guht Nov. 06, 2023
Penicillin allergies result when your immune system adversely reacts to an antibiotic from the penicillin class. Some symptoms of a penicillin allergy include tightness in the throat, itching, rash, hives, swelling, wheezing, coughing, or difficulty breathing. Those with a penicillin allergy to one drug in this class have to be careful to avoid all other… Continue reading Is Azithromycin a Penicillin?
Jessica Guht Nov. 03, 2023
Amoxicillin is one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics for treating bacterial infections. As with all medications, it’s common to wonder if you can drink while on it, or if alcohol will affect amoxicillin’s efficacy. In general, you can drink alcohol while taking amoxicillin. Still, it can worsen some side effects and weaken your immune… Continue reading Can You Drink While Taking Amoxicillin?
Jessica Guht Nov. 02, 2023
Prednisone is a synthetic adrenocortical steroid prescribed to help balance hormones in individuals whose adrenal glands do not produce enough corticosteroids. It helps treat inflammation by altering the body’s immune function. However, with medications, it is essential to be aware of interactions, especially with alcohol. So, can you drink while on prednisone? You can, but… Continue reading Prednisone and Alcohol – Can You Drink With Prednisone?
Jessica Guht Nov. 01, 2023
Cold sores are small blisters that appear around the mouth or on the lips and result from the herpes simplex virus type one (HSV-1). Herpes is a highly contagious virus that spreads through close contact, such as sexual contact or kissing, and cold sores can serve as a location that spreads the herpes virus. While… Continue reading Acyclovir vs. Valacyclovir – Overview and Comparison
Jessica Guht Sep. 04, 2023