Urinary Tract Infections
What is a UTI?
What are the symptoms of a UTI?
How do you treat a UTI?
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects any part of your urinary system, such as your kidneys, bladder, urethra or ureters. A majority of the infections affect the bladder and the urethra, and typically women are more susceptible to a UTI than men.
The common symptoms of a UTI could include pain or a burning sensation during urination. You could also experience a frequent or intense urge to urinate. More serious UTI symptoms include pain or pressure in your back or lower abdomen, feeling tired or shaky, fevers, and chills.
If you have a UTI, your doctor will likely prescribe you a course of antibiotics and possibly pain medication to help reduce the irritation. For women, antibiotics could make you more susceptible to get a yeast infection, so be sure to follow up with your physician.
Read below for advice from our board-certified doctors on how we can help with UTIs.
How Doctor On Demand can help
- Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water
- Urinate frequently as the need arises
- Take probiotics
- Talk to a doctor for the best course of treatment