Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) in Children, Austin, TX
Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are a common occurrence in children and it’s important that you’re able to identify the symptoms, especially in children that are too young to fully explain what they’re dealing with. If you suspect that your child is dealing with a UTI, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible, because the longer treatment is prolonged, the longer it will last.
Urinary Tract Infections and Children
Depending on the age of your child, you should be looking for specific symptoms that may indicate that your child is dealing with a UTI. In babies, they may be dealing with a fever, be fussy, or throw up. They can’t vocalize what they’re feeling, so it’s up to you to identify these issues and visit your pediatric urologist for help as soon as possible.
Some common symptoms your child may feel include:
- Pain and burning during urination
- Frequent urge to pee
- Frequently waking up during the night to pee
- Wetting the bed
- Belly pain around the bladder
- Pee that has a foul smell and is cloudy or bloody
Urinary tract infections are more common in girls because of the proximity of the anus to the urethra but can occur in both boys and girls. UTIs are an easy issue to treat, but it is important to catch symptoms as early as possible to avoid any further damage from occurring. An untreated UTI could lead to kidney damage or other issues.
If your child is diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, they’ll need to take antibiotics for several days to get rid of the infection and stop the spread of infection throughout their body. It’s important to follow all the instructions that your pediatric urologist gives you for treatment to ensure that your child is completely healed and feeling better.
Contact Your Pediatric Urologist Today!
Don’t let your child’s UTI go undiagnosed! Contact your pediatric
urologist at Children’s Urology in
Austin and Cedar Park, TX, at
If your child is dealing with a urinary tract infection (UTI) or another urinary issue then, contact the pediatric urologist team at Children's Urology at
(512) 472-2928 to schedule an appointment.