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.
Symptoms in children and elderly:
· Appearing generally unwell or irritable
· Wet the bed or themselves.
· Being sick
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.