Urinary Infection

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Urinary Infection

Urinary infections are common infections that affect the bladder, kidneys and tubes connected to them. They can affect anyone, at any age. However, they are much more common in women. Urinary infections can be very painful and uncomfortable but can be easily treated with antibiotics. Apollo’s Urinary Infection Speciality Clinic features highly experienced urologists skilled at ensuring that your infection is diagnosed and treated at the earliest, to avoid complex conditions from developing at a later stage. With state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities, we leave no stone unturned in making sure that you receive the best urinary infection treatment.

What is Urinary Infection?

A Urinary Tract Infection or UTI is an infection in the urinary tract that is usually caused by microbes such as bacteria, fungi and viruses. Among the three, bacteria is one of the most common causes of UTIs.  This type of infection can occur at different points in the urinary tract that include the bladder, kidneys, ureters and the urethra. Despite the causes, it is essential to know that UTIs can cause a lot of pain and therefore, treatment for bladder infection is highly necessary to avoid worsening of the condition.

What is the first step?

UTI can worsen if not treated in time. To avoid further complexities, the very first step is to identify if and where you have an infection. For this, you will need to watch out for UTI symptoms, a few of which include:

  • The need to urinate more often than usual
  • Burning sensation or pain while urinating
  • Sudden urge to urinate
  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • High temperature or fever
  • Restlessness or body ache

Treatment for UTI

UTIs are mostly treated with a short course of antibiotics. In most cases, women are given a course of antibiotic capsules or tablets; while men, pregnant women and people with more severe symptoms may need a longer course. The symptoms of UTI will usually pass within three to five days after starting your treatment for urinary tract infection. However, it is essential that you complete the whole course of antibiotics that have been prescribed to you, even if you feel better before completion of the course. Sometimes, over the counter painkillers also help relieve the pain. During such conditions, it is highly advisable to drink plenty of water or other fluids to flush out the infection. You must also visit your physician again if your symptoms don’t improve or gets worse.

How can we help you?

At Apollo Clinic, we understand that UTI is not only a painful but sensitive issue. We approach the problem with expertise blended with empathy, offering all the support you need. Our team of well-skilled and experienced doctors are adept at consultation, diagnosis, prevention and treatment. With branches all across the country, you can be assured that Apollo, is one of the best clinics for urinary infection treatment.

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