Urinary Tract Infection Treatments – How to Treat UTI
If you are suffering from Urinary tract infection (UTI), it’s best to see a doctor so that the treatments with antibiotic can immediately be done. There are several types of antibiotic that usually given by the doctor, which are ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, amoxicillin,, nitrofurntion, and trimethoprim. As long as the infection is considered mild, and you are not having the hight risk of having complications, hospital treatment will no necessary.
Besides antibiotics, pain killer like paracetamol sometimes needed to ease the pain that is caused by UTI. But, if you are having upper UTI, it is best to avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammation drugs or NSAID, like ibuprofen. It is feared to cause problems in the kidney.
Besides the use of drugs from the doctor, UTI recovery will be more successful if it’s supported by these steps that you can done at home, such as:
- Don’t hold the urge urinating, because by emptying the bladder, you can prevent bacteria to breed.
- Drink a lot of water.
- Ease the pain with the hot compress.
Mild urinary tract infection disease can recover in just a few days after the treatment starts. But if the UTI is considered severe, especially when it causing complications, the patients must be suggested to go to the hospital.
Preventing UTI from Re-occurrence
Here are some few steps that you can do to prevent the re-occurrence of the UTI:
- After done urinating or defecating, clean the front side (genital organ) first then go to the back (anus).
- Drink lots of water so that you will urinating more often, it will get rid of the bacteria and makes it hard to breed.
- Immediately urinating and clean your genital organs after you did sexual intercourse with your partner.
- Avoid the use of contraceptive diaphragm or spersmida platted condoms.
- If the UTI occurs frequently, ask the doctor to prescribed the drugs for the UTI prevention.