Ibuprofen for uncomplicated urinary tract infection in women, which is a self-limiting disease, is totally justified
Since uncomplicated UTI is a self -limiting disease like most of diarrheal or upper respiratory infection, it is okay to give symptomatic treatment with ibuprofen in order to stop irrational use of antibiotics and hence avoid antibiotic resistance from developing. So we disagree with Dr. Rajiv Kumar from Chandigarh, India who asks:
"Is it rational to compare analgesic anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen with antibiotics like fosfomycin, because relief of symptoms and cure of infection are different aspects of treatment".
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