Biofilms behind persistent urinary tract infections – Daily Mail

Why can’t doctors help end the misery of urine infections?

For the past three years, I have suffered from persistent cystitis, a urinary tract infection (UTI) — I have had around 13 episodes in that time, but towards the middle of 2018, they all began to merge into one constant attack.

Long-term, low-dose antibiotics have given me some respite — but not cured it.

However, there is growing suspicion among specialists that what might be needed to treat chronic or recurrent UTIs like mine is not low or no doses of antibiotics, but very strong ones, to attack resistant ‘biofilms’ that may have taken hold in the bladder.

Read the full article on the Daily Mail website.