Urinary Tract Infection Treatment in St. George, UT
A urinary tract infection occurs when bacteria get into your urinary system. Urinary tract infections usually begin in the bladder and urethra. If left untreated, they can spread to the ureters and kidneys.
Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms
Urinary tract infections can cause very uncomfortable symptoms including:
Urinary Tract Infection Treatment
Usually doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat urinary tract infections. Once you start taking medication, your symptoms should go away in a few days, but this doesn’t mean you can stop taking the medicine. While you are on the mediation, drink plenty of water to help flush the bacteria out of your system.
To help ease the pain of a urinary tract infection, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever and try putting a heating pad on your lower abdomen.
If you have recurrent urinary tract infections (three or more in a year), your doctor may recommend additional treatments.
Urinary Tract Infection Prevention
You can reduce your risk of developing urinary tract infections with these steps.
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