How is a urinary tract infection (UTI) in children treated?

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Urinary tract infections are generally treated with a course of antibiotics. Urinary reflux is often treated with ongoing antibiotics to prevent UTIs until the child outgrows the condition. However, sometimes surgery is needed to correct the problem.If undetected, urologic diseases such as urinary reflux can pose serious damage and lead to scarring of the kidneys.

From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

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Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

When kids start going on TV binges or devouring fistfuls of cookies, it's easy to say, "They'll grow out of it." More likely, they're acquiring bad habits that could lead to childhood obesity and...