How To Treat Urinary Tract Infections At 28 Weeks Pregnant?
I want to ask .. r nI am currently 28w pregnant and positive for a urinary tract infection. r nThen it is recommended for urine culture. And the result is a type of bacteria called staphylococcus haemolyticus. what is staphylococcus haemolyticus? r nWhether this type of bacteria is dangerous and where does it come from? r nHow to treat it? thank you
Hello Ms. Renny,
Staphylococcus haemolyticus is a bacterium which is a normal flora of the skin, and is usually found in the armpits, perineum (genital area) and groin area. These bacteria are bacteria that cause opportunistic infections (infections that occur when the immune system is weak) that are often found.
S. haemolyticus can cause a variety of infections, from skin, joint, urinary tract infections to the brain and sepsis (systemic infection). The level of resistance to antibiotics is quite high.
Your doctor's action to culture the urine is intended to determine specifically the bacteria causing the infection and which antibiotics can kill it, given the high level of resistance to these bacteria. You will be asked to take antibiotics for a certain time which of course has been chosen in such a way as to be safe for pregnant women. You may need to re-examine your urine afterward to see if it is progressing.
Keep following your doctor's advice for optimal results. Women are especially prone to UTIs because the urethra is short and the urethra is in the folds of the skin. So it's important to keep the genital area clean, by:
Dry the genital area after defecating and blotting. Washing it from front to back, not the other way around Don't use pants that are too tight. Use comfortable and sweat-absorbing underwear. Change pads as often as possible during menstruation Do not use sanitizers for female organs because they can disturb the balance of flora Read also: Tract Infections Urination