Urinary Tract Infection

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Urinary Tract Infections
Pain or burning when one urinates
An urge to urinate frequently and only passing small amounts of urine
Inability to control urine release
Pain or heavy feeling in lower abdomen
Foul-smelling and/or cloudy urine
Fever and chills
Nausea and vomiting
Uncomplicated bladder infections
- Antibiotics for 3-14 days depending
on type
In some cases, short hospitalization may be necessary
Home treatment
- A lot of water and fluids
- Urinating frequently and emptying
bladder fully
Risk Factors
Sexual activity, which can push bacteria into the urethra
Previous urinary tract infections
Use of feminine hygiene products that have deodorant
Lack of estrogen, which allows bacteria that can cause urinary tract infections to grow more easily
Prevention Tips
Make it a habit to drink plenty of fluids every day
Do not hold in urine, but urinate as soon as you have the urge
Empty bladder fully when urinating
Cranberry juice or supplements and vitamin C may help in preventing future urinary tract infections
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