With antibiotic resistance, the medicine will not effectively kill the bacteria, which might lead to lingering symptoms.
Antibiotic resistance commonly happens to those who experience chronic UTI since they are likely to take antibiotics often.
3. Taking Antibiotics Incorrectly
Why do UTI symptoms persist after antibiotics?
One possible reason could be you’re taking them incorrectly. Perhaps you’re using a medicine not prescribed by your doctor. Or you stopped midway through treatment and changed your drugs. Maybe you didn’t finish your treatment because you’re sharing your antibiotics with a family member who’s experiencing the same symptoms.
The bottom line is taking antibiotics incorrectly may negatively impact treatment.
4. Your Condition Isn’t UTI
If you have UTI symptoms, such as urgency to pee or burning sensation during urination, chances are UTI’s really what you’re dealing with. However, there are still instances when your symptoms are due to another underlying condition that “mimics” UTI symptoms.
Examples of these conditions are:
If you have another condition that’s causing UTI-like symptoms, antibiotics may not work well. Come to think of it, yeast infection happens due to fungi, so antibacterials won’t work on it.