How do I manage a urinary tract infection?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Treatment of a urinary tract infection should be directed by your physician. Your doctor may employ a variety of modalities to treat your urinary tract infection, depending on the severity of the related symptoms. Specifically, medical treatment of urinary tract infections typically includes prescription antibiotics and, occasionally, urinary analgesics and/or pain medication. Lifestyle modifications may be useful in the treatment of urinary tract infection, in conjunction with medical therapy. Occasionally, severe urinary tract infections may require more dramatic treatment such as intravenous therapy and hospitalization.

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