I started having a UTI about a week ago. It came on very suddenly, with painful urination, and frequent urges to pee, and general pain/soreness in my urethra/vulva. After I started taking cranberry pills, probiotics, gently washing my vulva with tea tree oil and ACV, it seemed to be getting better, and I was pain-free for a couple of days.
However, I've masturbated a couple of times since then and it probably added to the irritation? :(
So I'm still experiencing pain when I urinate now... and I'm wondering if it might be time for me to try antibiotics?
I usually have free healthcare at my school but we're on winter break now so it is closed BUT I do have a prescription for 10 days worth of amoxicillin and metronidazole waiting for me at my pharmacy for a stomach (H.pylori) infection that I was supposed to take (but I wanted to try a herbal, drug-free method first.)
Should I just give in and take the antibiotics? Will it work such that the antibiotics will be effective for both my stomach and UTI? I looked it up and both antibiotics are used in treating UTIs.
TIA for your advice!