If you have infections often, you
may need extra testing to find out why.
How are they treated?
prescribed by your doctor will usually cure a bladder infection. It may help to
drink lots of water and other fluids and to urinate often, emptying your
bladder each time.
If your doctor prescribes antibiotics, take
the pills exactly as you are told. Do not stop taking them just because you
feel better. You need to finish taking them all so that you do not get sick
Can urinary tract infections be prevented?
help prevent these infections.
Drink lots of water every day.
Urinate often. Do not try to hold it.
If you are a
woman, urinate right after having sex.
Postmenopausal women may want to ask their doctors about using vaginal estrogen to prevent recurrent