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Overview of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in Children

UTIs are common, especially in young children. They happen when bacteria enter the urinary tract, usually through the bladder or kidneys. These tiny invaders cause inflammation and discomfort, making pee time anything but a party.

Which factors make children more prone to UTIs?

What symptoms of urinary tract infections can parents look for?

The common belief among most parents is that with a urinary infection, the child should present with burning in the urine, blood in the urine, difficulty passing urine, and so on. This is a common presentation in adults. But for children, these are rarely true. Less than one year of age, they may present simply with:

Diagnostic tests:

Unlike other diseases, infants who have a urinary infection may not have any symptoms concerning the urinary tract at all; hence, early diagnosis is key! If you suspect urinary tract infection signs in your kid, don't delay! Consulting a paediatric urology doctor can lead to a quick diagnosis and treatment. Common tests include:

Urinary tract infection treatments

Antibiotics are usually the first line of defence against UTIs. After a short course, most children bounce back. In some cases, additional tests or treatments might be needed.

Some tips to help prevent UTIs in children:

Remember, early diagnosis and prompt treatment are key to preventing complications from UTIs.

At NU Hospitals, Bangalore, we have many pediatric urologists who treat urinary infections in children and are dedicated to keeping your little ones happy and healthy. Don't hesitate to contact us at any branch for expert advice and compassionate care.

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