About Urinary Conditions
Infections of the urinary tract (urethra, bladder, kidneys) are a common occurrence in childhood, but parents should still be thoroughly concerned if this bacterial infection presents itself in their children. An untreated urinary tract infection (UTI) can spread infection to other body parts. Our board-certified pediatricians and nurse practitioner at Village Pediatrics have treated thousands of UTI infections, and can assess your child’s need for antibiotic treatment. It is important to know that when a UTI happens, more often than not that the infection can be considered a chronic illness, and may be a symptom of a more serious condition. If you suspect your child has a UTI, please call and schedule an appointment at our Plano, TX office today. We would be happy to help.
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Conditions and Symptoms
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
In babies and children, the UTI presents in a slightly different way than with adults (and in addition, adults can verbalize and recognize what is going on inside their bodies). Our young ones often have fever, vomiting, very little appetite, irritability, and a strong-smelling urine. The UTI is a common illness for children, and can be treated without difficulty when you catch them early.
The bladder is another part of the urinary tract that can become infected. A bladder infection, or lower UTI, happens when bacteria travels to the bladder from the rectum, and the bacteria causes the infection.
Children with reduced motor function or who have a certain illness may require the assistance of a catheter. At our practice, we know this can be a delicate challenge when catheterizing babies and children. It is especially important to learn the proper technique, while making sure that there is no possibility of spreading infection. Using a catheter makes it very easy to get frequent UTIs.
Our pediatricians will diagnose your child and recommend the proper treatments, which may include a prescription of antibiotics. In the meanwhile, you need to make sure that your child is staying properly hydrated, ensure girls are practicing appropriate bathroom wiping habits (especially in the potty-training years), which includes wiping front to back, not holding in their bowel movements for an extended period of time, and limiting their time in the bathtub. All of these practices can help prevent UTIs, and stop the spread of more infection.
Plan your Visit
Heal Their UTI
Urinary conditions can be painful. However, when your little one cannot communicate what is wrong, you have to rely on the signs. Knowing the signs and symptoms of a urinary tract infection can be important for parents. If you think your child has had a UTI for several days and no at-home remedy is working, please call our office today and schedule an appointment.