If you are found to have a UTI, you can be expected to be treated with antibiotics. The antibiotic you will need depends on the type of bacteria present and your medical history.
Depending on the severity of your UTI symptoms, you may also be prescribed medication to numb the burning and pain you feel when urinating. Symptoms of a UTI should resolve within a few days of starting the antibiotics, though the full course of the prescription should be completed.
If you are experiencing frequent UTIs, further evaluation and treatment might be required. Fortunately, we can quickly refer you to the right provider in our network.
If you have had a UTI, you might be wondering how to prevent a UTI from coming back. Prevention is important and possible when it comes to UTIs. A few things that can help with UTI prevention include:
- Staying well hydrated. Aim to drink at least eight cups of water a day.
- Washing hands before and urinating every time after sexual activity.
- Wiping from front to back after using the restroom.
- Taking bathroom breaks to urinate at least every four hours.
- Consider a preventive antibiotic or probiotic.
- Applying vaginal estrogen cream in postmenopausal women.
These few simple lifestyle changes can help you reduce the frequency of painful UTIs.