The urinary tract includes kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra.
The infection can occur anywhere within the urinary tract. The bacteria often enter the system through the urethra.
The following are major symptoms found in children with UTIs.
Is less than 3 months old and has a fever
Has not peed in over 8 hours
Is very sleepy and difficult to wake up
pain when peeing
red, brown, or cloudy pee
It can be hard to tell if your child has a UTI, and some tests are needed to confirm a diagnosis.
If you think your child has a UTI, it’s important to consult a doctor right away.
Delays in treating UTIs may lead to more problems.
UTIs are treated with antibiotics. Always follow your health care provider's instructions, and always finish all the antibiotics prescribed.
If your child is still showing symptoms 2 days after receiving medical care and being treated with antibiotics, you should return to your healthcare provider.
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