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URINARY TRACT INFECTION
WHAT is a UTI
A urinary tract infection or UTI, is an infection in any part of your urinary system, which includes your kidneys, bladder, ureters and urethra.
Think you have a urine infection? (UTI)
* Pain or burning sensation when weeing
* Wee that looks cloudy, dark or has a strong smell
* Needing to wee suddenly or more often than usual
*Blood in your wee
* Lower tummy pain or pain in your back
* A high temperature, or feeling hot and shivery, or a low temperature below 36C
Paracetamol to reduce pain and high temperature
Rest and drink plenty of fluids
Avoid drinks that may irritate your bladder like fruit juice, coffee and alcohol
Some people take sachets or cranberry drinks and products. There's no evidence on their effectiveness but some people find them helpful.
Use the toilet frequently
When to seek help?
* You have symptoms of a UTI for the first time
* Your child has symptoms of a UTI
* You're a man with symptoms of a UTI
* You're pregnant and have symptoms of a UTI
* You're caring for an older, frail person who may have symptoms of a UTI
* You have symptoms of a UTI after surgery
* Your symptoms get worse or do not improve within 2 days
* Your symptoms come back after treatment