Any infection caused in the body’s urinary system comprising the bladder, the kidneys and the tubes carrying the urine out is called Urinary Tract Infection. The condition can occur in adults as well as children and in milder forms it can be managed easily. If allowed to spread to the kidney, it could be dangerous even. Germs within the body are said to cause this infection. There are many symptoms but the main ones include pain or burning sensation while urinating and along with this fever, nausea and vomiting can also be observed.
HOW IS URINARY TRACT INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
A general physician diagnoses this condition by the following tests:
1. Urine Routine
2. Urine culture
3. Imaging tests
HOW IS URINARY TRACT INFECTION TREATED?
Treatment procedures in this case includes heavy doses of antibiotics to control the infection and prevent it from spreading further. In case the fever goes very high, the doctor would also give a paracetamol. Adding to this, the doctor would advise drinking lots of water to flush out the bacteria from your system.
DID YOU KNOW?
That if the infection in the case of Urinary Tract Infection is carried to the kidneys, it could even cause permanent damage to the kidneys?