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How are UTIs treated?

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Bacteria cause most UTIs. If that’s the case for you, you’ll need antibiotics. You also should also drink lots of water to help wash out the bacteria from your urinary system. If you have bladder pain and pain when you urinate, you may get a bladder anesthetic to help with irritation of the bladder and urethral lining.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Urinary Tract Infection in Adults.”

American Academy of Family Physicians.

WomensHealth.gov: “Urinary tract infection fact sheet.”

The Urology Institute.

Mayo Clinic: “Urinary Tract Infection.”

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on October 29, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Urinary Tract Infection in Adults.”

American Academy of Family Physicians.

WomensHealth.gov: “Urinary tract infection fact sheet.”

The Urology Institute.

Mayo Clinic: “Urinary Tract Infection.”

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on October 29, 2019

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