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    UTI/fever: how to handle

    Fever is over 101 at night the last two days (101.2-101.5) even with Tylenol and Advil. (Normal for me is 97.9) Urine is smelly, C&S being done, have been on antibiotic one day. Nausea, probably from antibiotic, some chills. I IC 4x/day. Some cough, not related I think.

    Overall, I feel good physically, actually. Feel much better than if it was the flu, just a bit warm/cold.

    How should I handle this? Take lots of Tylenol and Advil?

    My concern is not so much the current temperature. It is that if it rises much more I would likely not be able to transfer and might have to get some emergency help. I don't want to page doctors since I call them all the time for one reason or another lately. I do not want to go to ER no matter what, I've had enough of hospitals, was just in one for a while.
    Last edited by xsfxsf; 24 Feb 2012, 3:50 AM.

    #2
    Are you drinking enough? Do you think you could be dehydrated causing odor to the urine?

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      #3
      Have you considered Vetericyn to help avoid what you are now experiencing. Here are some threads to read and study.

      /forum/showthr...yn+open+letter
      /forum/showthr...wash+vetericyn
      /forum/showthr...wash+vetericyn
      /forum/showthr...ericyn+summary

      http://vetericyn.com/technology/faq.php

      It really makes a difference.

      All the best,
      GJ

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        #4
        Cranberry Juice. I use the concentrated pills from Walmart 4200 mg + vitamin c. I haven't had a UTI in forever cause it keeps the ph level acidic which doesn't allow the bacteria to grow. Of course you need to use all your antibiotic to clear up what you have presently. Fever, hot/cold, smelly urine are all signs that come with the infection. Spasms and back pain increases as well. Water is always good as well. Me being a quad I have to control my intake as the more you drink the more you pee lol.

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          #5
          Originally posted by gjnl View Post
          Have you considered Vetericyn to help avoid what you are now experiencing. Here are some threads to read and study.

          /forum/showthr...yn+open+letter
          /forum/showthr...wash+vetericyn
          /forum/showthr...wash+vetericyn
          /forum/showthr...ericyn+summary

          http://vetericyn.com/technology/faq.php

          It really makes a difference.

          All the best,
          GJ

          I agree with GJ 100%. I am now 18 months uti free.

          Good luck.
          Millard
          ''Life's tough... it's even tougher if you're stupid!'' -- John Wayne

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            #6
            Originally posted by gjnl View Post
            Have you considered Vetericyn to help avoid what you are now experiencing. Here are some threads to read and study.

            /forum/showthr...yn+open+letter
            /forum/showthr...wash+vetericyn
            /forum/showthr...wash+vetericyn
            /forum/showthr...ericyn+summary

            http://vetericyn.com/technology/faq.php

            It really makes a difference.

            All the best,
            GJ
            The first 4 of these links do not work because an ellipsis has replaced some of the URL.

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              #7
              If you are taking both Tylenol and Advil for the fever and not getting relief you should bother a doctor. Tylenol or asprin should knock that down within 48 hours of first taking the antibiotic. Taking both is overkill. And do read the instructions on when best to take the antibiotic as some work best with food while others work better on an empty stomach.
              Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

              Disclaimer: Answers, suggestions, and/or comments do not constitute medical advice expressed or implied and are based solely on my experiences as a SCI patient. Please consult your attending physician for medical advise and treatment. In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.

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                #8
                I swear by cranberry capsules and vitamin C. Made a huge difference with bladder comfort and has helped keep the uti's at bay.

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                  #9
                  Actually, our family doctor and our pediatrian recommends alternating the tylenol with advil if the fever doesn't respond to one or the other. You can take them four hours apart. In my experience, it usually takes a dose or two (alternating) for the fever to stay down. If it doesn't, I would agree - bother your doc. However, make sure that you are drinking enough - 8 glasses (8 oz each) is generally recommended.
                  CKF
                  The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                    #10
                    Thanks for all the replies. I wound up having a fever between 99 and 102 for a week, and even for about four days after antibiotics killed the urine smell. The day I finally went to the doctor, it got better though. Just one more pointless odd physical symptom, I guess: if this were a movie, I'd demand a refund.

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                      #11
                      I might have spoken too soon. I was OK for a week, felt good, and was feeling a lot better lately. Then today urine has that same smell that started the whole thing two weeks ago. But no fever yet or other symptoms.

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                        #12
                        Drink! Drinik! Drink! Lots of water and I would also encourage you to look at the post for Microcyn/vetricyn. Many people here swear by it. Since you were just on antibiotics not that long ago, I would also encourage you to call your doc. Were you on 7 days or 10-14 days. The recommendation for people with SCI is the longer dose, not shorter.
                        CKF
                        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by xsfxsf View Post
                          The first 4 of these links do not work because an ellipsis has replaced some of the URL.
                          My post, number 4, on this thread contains links to threads that I have saved in a document in a file on my computer. For whatever reason, these worked for a while, and now have changed form. I tried to edit them in post 4, but "edit" was no longer available. Here, are what I hope, are links that work for you:

                          /forum/showthread.php?t=133414
                          /forum/showthread.php?t=143797&
                          highlight=vetericyn+summary
                          /forum/showthread.php?t=167480
                          /forum/showthread.php?t=149966

                          All the best,
                          GJ

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by xsfxsf View Post
                            The first 4 of these links do not work because an ellipsis has replaced some of the URL.
                            My post, number 4, on this thread contains links to threads that I have saved in a document in a file on my computer. For whatever reason, these worked for a while, and now have changed form. I tried to edit them in post 4, but "edit" was no longer available. Here, are what I hope, are links that work for you:

                            /forum/showthread.php?t=133414
                            /forum/showthread.php?t=149966
                            http:///forum/showthread.php?t=14379...ericyn+summary
                            /forum/showthread.php?t=167480


                            All the best,
                            GJ

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