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More questions.... First herpes outbreak and UTIs

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Along with my nasty outbreak, I also contracted an UTI. I've noted several others post similar situations. Is that common? If so, does anyone know why? Is there some kind of connection between herpes and bladder infections? Whatever I picked up was resistant to Cipro so doc subscribed something else, which I thought strange too.

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Well the OB's cause inflammation, which likely also makes it easier for opportunistic bacterial infections to gain a foothold.


Try taking Cranberry pills ... they help a LOT with bladder issues (my daughter got UTI's all the time when she was with her BF and Cranberry helped her to keep them to a minimum).


And be careful about Cipro ... it has some nasty side effects ...

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@WCSDancer: I have a kidney thing, so UTIs are very dangerous for me. The docs usually bring out the heavy guns (Cipro) to knock it out. Good news is I don't have this problem often. I do like Cranberry juice though, so I need to drink more of that.


@forgivenessandpeace, your comments make sense. Doctor put me on Valacyclovir for 10 days; no side affects thank God. (I was a little worried about edema which can sometimes be a problem with these drugs but no issues there.)


Thanks ladies!

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