Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of the urinary system, the kidneys, bladder, or urethra. UtIs are more common in women. They usually occur in the bladder or urethra, but more serious infections involve the kidney. A bladder infection may cause pelvic pain, increased urge to urinate, pain with urination, and blood in the urine. A kidney infection may cause back pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever.
It’s important to understand the treatment we recommend and the potential risks involved.
Medicine We Prescribe
Risk of Side Effects
Antibiotics have side effects. Antibiotics can have side effects, such as fever, rash, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, tendon ruptures, and nerve damage. Antibiotics can cause future problems.
Risk of Misdiagnosis
Asymptomatic bacteriuria is very common in all age groups and is often misdiagnosed as a UTI. There is no evidence that routine prophylactic antibiotic treatment in patients with bladder catheters in the emergency department reduces the incidence of UTI.
Alternative Treatment Options
Drinking unsweetened cranberry juice is one of the most well-known natural remedies for urinary tract infections. Cranberries work by preventing bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract, thus preventing infection.