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Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infection (UTIs) happens when bacteria enter the urethra and infects the urinary tract, the most common type is a bladder infection (cystitis), but UTIs can also affect the kidneys, this can be more serious if left untreated.

Anybody can get a UTI, but they are particularly popular in women.

Symptoms usually subside in a couple of days but can be treated with antibiotics.

Symptoms of a Urinary tract infections include:

·         Pain or burning sensation when urinating.

·         Pain in lower tummy and back

·         Needing to urinate more often, sudden urges to urinate.

·         Temperature

Symptoms in children and elderly:

·         Appearing generally unwell or irritable

·         Wet the bed or themselves.

·         Being sick

Treatment 

Antibiotics can be used to treat a UTI, but it is suggested to wait 2 days in case symptoms go on their own.

·         Regular painkillers can ease discomfort.

·         Drinking plenty of fluids

If you are getting reoccurring UTIs you can take D-mannose or Cranberry products as a preventative.

Upon booking an appointment you are required to fill out the form which will be included in the confirmation email (in the form of a link).


This appointment does not guarantee you will be prescribed medication, this is dependent on the pharmacists opinion as to the whether it is suitable.



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