Pediatric UTI Treatment Questions and Answers
Are you concerned that your child could have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)? If so, then you can visit Kidshealth Pediatrics. For more information, call us. We serve patients from Scottsdale AZ, Glendale AZ, Paradise Valley AZ, Mesa AZ, Phoenix AZ, Fountain Hills AZ, Gilbert AZ, Chandler AZ.
Children under 7 years old are especially susceptible to urinary tract infections. In fact, from birth to 7 years old, about 8% of girls and 2% of boys suffer from at least one urinary tract infection (UTI). The good news is that generally, UTIs are easily treatable. Here at KidsHealth Pediatrics, our expert pediatrician Dr. Nabong can properly diagnose and treat your child so he or she can get back to a carefree life. For pediatric UTI treatment in Scottsdale AZ or Glendale, AZ, reach out to us at KidsHealth Pediatrics.
How can I tell if my child has a urinary tract infection (UTI)?
To determine whether or not your child has a UTI, there are certain signs and symptoms you can look out for. You should look for these signs yourself and ask your child whether anything is different about how they urinate. Some of the signs and symptoms of a UTI are:
- Very strong-smelling urine
- Cloudy-looking urine
- Blood in the urine
- Pain or a burning sensation when urinating
- Pressure in the area of the pelvis or back
- Greater urgency to urinate
- Increased frequency of urinating
- Wetting even though the child is toilet trained
- Fatigue or irritability an addition to one of the symptoms above
If you notice some of these signs or symptoms, then the next step is to bring your child to a pediatric clinic like KidsHealth Pediatrics. It’s important to see a professional because if the infection is left untreated, it could spread from the bladder to the kidneys. If this happens, then your child might end up experiencing more severe symptoms.
What are some of the serious symptoms of a urinary tract infection?
If the infection spreads to the kidneys, your child could start to experience more serious symptoms such as:
- Severe pain in the abdomen
- Pain in the side or back
- Chills with shaking
If your child starts to experience any of these symptoms, then bring your child to the doctor immediately.
How are urinary tract infections in children treated?
A UTI in a child can be easily diagnosed by a professional pediatrician (a kids doctor). Here at KidsHealth Pediatrics, our pediatrician Dr. Nabong is fully certified to diagnose and treat your child. If it turns out that your child has a UTI, we can provide the proper treatment.
A UTI is treated with an antibiotic. A mild antibiotic can prevent the infection from spreading to the kidneys. Additionally, we will suggest that your child drinks a lot of fluids. For most of our young patients, antibiotics and plenty of fluids will do the trick!
Where can my child receive pediatric UTI treatment in Scottsdale AZ or Glendale, AZ?
We can provide both diagnosis and treatment right here at KidsHealth Pediatrics. With KidsHealth, it’s very easy to make an appointment with us. During the appointment, a professional pediatrician will sit with you and your child to discuss your child’s symptoms and any signs of a UTI. And if we need to treat your child, you can be sure we will be patient and gentle with him or her, and provide you with a prescription for simple antibiotic medicine.
Get in touch with us at KidsHealth Pediatrics to learn more or to make an appointment. You can call us or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to meeting you and your child here at KidsHealth Pediatrics!