What causes a urinary tract infection (UTI) in children?

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Some children are born with urinary reflux, a condition where urine flows back up from the bladder to the kidneys, allowing germs to get into the kidneys and causing frequent infections in the urinary tract. Another cause is when E. coli, which is present in feces, gets in the urinary tract. In addition, bubble bath can sometimes irritate tissue, making your child more vulnerable to infection.

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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