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You can request UTI treatment online by speaking to a board-certified online doctor, securely from your phone or computer. UTI antibiotics can help clear a urinary tract infection before it spreads. Our doctors can prescribe antibiotics for UTIs and write refills on existing medications.

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Request a UTI Prescription and Treatment Online

Request a UTI Prescription and Treatment Online

During your same-day video consultation, a licensed online doctor at PlushCare will help diagnose your UTI based on your symptoms, medical history, and the length of infection. The physician may prescribe you an appropriate treatment plan, including any necessary UTI antibiotics, online. You can check in with your doctor and care team throughout the course of your treatment.

How to Get Rid of a UTI

How to Get Rid of a UTI

You can treat a UTI by seeing one of our top online doctors at PlushCare. Our doctors can write a prescription to treat urinary tract infections for patients who qualify. Talk to one of our board-certified PlushCare physicians to learn more about options for UTI treatment online.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of a UTI?

UTI symptoms may include:

  • Dark, cloudy urine that may appear red or pink from blood
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Urgent and frequent need to urinate
  • Small amount of urine when you do go to the bathroom
  • Urine that smells bad
  • Mild fever that stays under 101° F
  • Chills and malaise
  • Pain in the lower abdomen and pressure in the pelvis
  • Back pain

If you are experiencing any of these UTI symptoms, you should speak to a doctor for diagnosis as soon as possible. Our PlushCare doctors are here for you. Speak to a board-certified online doctor for UTI diagnosis and treatment today, from the comfort of your home. Click here to book an appointment from your phone or computer.

How do you get a UTI?

You get a UTI when bacteria enter the urinary tract. The most common bacteria to cause a urinary tract infection is E Coli. Infection can happen due to wiping incorrectly and bringing fecal matter into the urinary tract. Urinary tract infections can also be contracted during sex, which is why it is recommended to pee after intercourse to flush out the urinary tract.

Can you get UTI treatment online?

Yes, you can get treatment for a urinary tract infection online. After booking an appointment through the PlushCare app or website, a board-certified online doctor at PlushCare can review your symptoms and medical history in order to provide a diagnosis. Your doctor will determine your UTI treatment plan, which may include a prescription for UTI antibiotics.

What is the fastest way to cure a UTI?

You may be wondering how to fix a UTI quickly. While there is no quick way to get relief from UTI symptoms right away, once you are prescribed antibiotics, they usually begin working quickly to take care of uncomfortable symptoms. Antibiotics can completely get rid of a urinary tract infection in a few days, but you may start feeling better sooner than that. After your diagnosis, a board-licensed doctor at PlushCare can write you a prescription for treatment of UTI if you qualify.

Can I get antibiotics for UTI online?

Yes, you can get antibiotics like Levaquin prescribed online for UTI treatment. You can request UTI antibiotics online through PlushCare. The doctor will diagnose your condition and prescribe the appropriate treatment during your online consultation, which may include an online prescription for antibiotics.

The physician may schedule a follow up appointment to ensure the treatment plan works. In some cases, an online doctor for UTI may refer you to a lab for testing before writing your prescription.

What are the best UTI antibiotics?

The best UTI antibiotics will depend on your doctor’s diagnosis. Several of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics for a urinary tract infection include:

  • Fosfomycin (Monurol)
  • Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (including Bactrim and Septra)
  • Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Macrobid)
  • Cephalexin (Keflex)

How long does it take antibiotics to start working for UTI treatment?

UTI antibiotics are fast-acting, and some people may feel symptom relief in a matter of hours. Typically, you should start to feel better within 48 hours of starting your UTI treatment. If your symptoms get worse or do not improve within 48 hours, it may be likely that you are not suffering from a bacterial infection. You should talk to your prescribing doctor for follow up treatment.

How long will I need to take antibiotics for a UTI?

The length of antibiotic treatment for UTI and the dosage will depend on the severity of your infection. Typically, antibiotics for a UTI are prescribed for three to five days. Speak with a doctor in order to determine the duration of your treatment.

What is the usual treatment for a UTI?

UTI treatments usually consist of a round of antibiotics. After diagnosis, your doctor will evaluate the best treatment plan for you, based on the type and severity of your urinary tract infection. Then, they will prescribe you UTI antibiotics such as trimethoprim, cephalexin, nitrofurantoin, or others.

Can an online doctor treat a UTI?

Yes, an online doctor can diagnose and treat a UTI. Often, the UTI diagnosis can be done without taking urine samples, but if needed, one of our physicians at PlushCare can order the necessary tests at a lab. One of our board-certified PlushCare doctors can prescribe UTI treatment if you qualify, including antibiotics. Book an appointment today from your phone or computer and find relief from your symptoms.

Do you need a prescription for a UTI?

Yes, you need a prescription for effective UTI treatment. UTIs are most often treated with antibiotics. In the U.S., these antibiotics must be prescribed by a doctor. Request antibiotics for UTI treatment from one of our top doctors at PlushCare today.

Can a UTI go away on its own?

While antibiotics are often prescribed as a UTI treatment, an uncomplicated UTI may go away on its own. However, it is often more challenging to get rid of a UTI without antibiotics. Left untreated, urinary tract infections can spread and cause kidney infections, which is why it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible.

How long can a urinary tract infection last without treatment?

Urinary tract infections can last a week, but often even longer without proper treatment. Left untreated, a UTI could spread to the kidney and cause serious consequences. This is why it is important to speak to a doctor to treat urinary tract infections as soon as possible.

Can You Have Sex with a UTI?

When you have a UTI with mild symptoms that is not caused by an STD, it is possible but not recommended. To avoid complications from a recurring UTI, it is suggested to wait until you have fully recovered from the UTI before engaging in sexual intercourse.

Is a bladder infection the same as a UTI?

A UTI can develop anywhere in the urinary tract, including the bladder. A bladder infection is the most common type of UTI. Book an appointment with one of our doctors to request bladder infection treatment and get relief from your symptoms today.

Can a man get a UTI?

Urinary tract infections lead to an estimated 8.3 million doctor visits each year. About 20 percent of those cases are from men.

Urinary tract infections are rare in men younger than 50 years old, but the chances of contracting a UTI increase as men get older. Let’s take a closer look at urinary tract infections in men, what causes them, symptoms, and how you can treat and prevent them.

E. coli accounts for about 90 percent of all urinary tract infections, but men can also get UTIs from other bacteria, like chlamydia and mycoplasma.

How long does back pain last with a UTI?

Some people report lower back pain with UTIs. UTIs typically do not cause back pain, and this should be taken seriously. Pain on the lower side of the back, called flank pain, is a sign of a more serious infection.

Minor back pain may accompany UTIs. Once antibiotics are started, you should feel better within 12 to 24 hours. UTI back pain will last until you begin antibiotic treatment for your UTI.

Pain relief such as a heat pack can be applied to the perineum area, lower abdomen, or lower back to help relieve pain and spasms, in addition to antibiotic treatment for serious UTIs.

When does a UTI turn into a kidney infection?

When you do not see a doctor, a urinary tract infection can swiftly turn into a kidney infection, which can be very serious to your long-term health.

Many basic symptoms of kidney infections are similar to those of urinary tract infections, particularly:

  • the painful, burning urination
  • increased and urgent urination
  • and cloudy urine

However, once the infection has completely spread to the kidneys, kidney infections (pyelonephritis) may exhibit more serious symptoms and signs of severe illness, including:

  • Pain in your back and flanks
  • Chills and shaking
  • A fever that exceeds 101 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion, particularly in more elderly patients
  • More intense feelings of general illness

If you are experiencing symptoms of a kidney infection seek medical attention immediately. The sooner you receive treatment the more likely you are to prevent long term damage and recover faster.

A Note About Online UTI Prescriptions

Medications like Diagnox are prescribed at the sole discretion of a PlushCare physician. Prescriptions for non-controlled substances can only be written after a medical evaluation. Scheduling an appointment does not guarantee that a medication can or will be prescribed. If you think you have a UTI but aren’t ready to see a doctor, take our UTI quiz.

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