Urinary tract infections are a common medical condition for people of all ages, including both children and adults.
Our team at AFC Urgent Care Airmont wants to share some insight about UTIs, including what causes them and how to treat them.
What Are the Different Types of Urinary Tract Infections?
A urinary tract infection can affect any part of the urinary system. You may experience a UTI in the urinary tract, kidneys, bladder and urethra.
Depending on the site of your infection, your symptoms may be slightly different, but there are a few symptoms that are common among all types of UTIs.
Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection
- Cloudy urine
- Strong-smelling urine
- Persistent need to urinate
- Burning sensation with urination
- Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
- Pelvic pain
What Causes a Urinary Tract Infection?
Urinary tract infections occur when bacteria enters the body and inhabits the urinary system. Often, this bacteria is E. coli.
Because of their anatomy, women are at a higher risk of developing UTIs, but men can also experience them.
Treatment of a Urinary Tract Infection
- Take antibiotics, as prescribed.
- Use a probiotic to build up good bacteria in the body.
- Drink unsweetened cranberry juice.
- Go to the restroom when you need to go.
Do you think you might have a urinary tract infection? Visit AFC Urgent Care Airmont today for a medical evaluation and treatment plan. No appointment is necessary!