Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Urinary tract infection (UTI) Service at Luddendenfoot Clinic Pharmacy

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can affect your urinary tract and other parts of your body like your kidneys.

Luddendenfoot Clinic Pharmacy can offer advice and treatment when it comes to Urinary tract infections.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common infections that affect the bladder, the kidneys and the tubes connected to them. Anyone can get a UTI however, they are particularly common in women. Women who experience them on a regular basis are called (recurrent UTIs). Urinary tract infections can be very painful they can cause some discomfort, they usually pass with a few days of getting them. If you believe you are suffering from a (UTI) then you will possibly have symptoms like:

  • Needing to pee more than usual
  • Pain or discomfort when peeing
  • Sudden urges to pee
  • Feeling as though your bladder isn’t completely empty

 

If your GP suspects that you might have an UTI, he or she may prescribe antibiotics for you.

Infections of the kidneys or ureters (tubes connecting to the kidneys to the bladder) are known as the upper UTIs. These can cause the symptoms below:

  • High temperature
  • Pain in your sides or your back
  • Shivering or chills
  • Confusion
  • Agitation or restlessness

If you think you are suffering from a possible urinary tract infection, its recommended that you seek medical attention such as seeing your GP for advice or treatment. If you are having symptoms such as severe pain in your lower stomach and it is getting worse or you get (UTIs) frequently.

Your GP can rule out other causes of your symptoms by testing a sample of your urine and can prescribe antibiotics if you do have an infection. Antibiotics are recommended because if urinary tract infections go untreated you could cause more problems for yourself.

Most women who suffer from UTIs are given a three-day course of antibiotics. Men and pregnant women and other individuals with more serious symptoms may need a slightly longer course of this medication for a more lasting effect.

Your symptoms will normally pass within three to five days after starting treatment. However, its important you complete your full course of antibiotics, even if you begin feeling better halfway through your course.

Paracetamol from pharmacies can help with any additional pain you are having, drinking loads of fluids can also help. At Manchester pharmacy people suffering from urinary tract infections can seek advice and treatment. Get in touch for more details regarding uncomplicated UTIs.

For more contact us:

Kershaw Drive, Luddenden Foot, Halifax HX2 6NZ

01422 882940

luddendenfoot.pharmacy@nhs.net

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