UTI in children ; causes & treatment

Urinary tract infection in children is a common problem now a days. Approximately one percent of children under five years of age suffer from this disease.

Symptoms

UTI infection in children
UTI infection in children

According to the age and condition of disease there can be different symptoms in children.

  • In newborns
  1. Difficulty in feeding
  2. Baby start loosing weight
  3. They become irritable
  4. Symptoms of fever
  5. Problem of jaundice and hypothermia
  • Small Children
  1. Fever
  2. Vomiting
  3. Continues problem of urination
  4. Bad smell in urine
  5. Blood in urine
  • Young children
  1. Symptoms of continuous urine
  2. Pain in urinary tract
  3. Apart from these above symptoms may also appear

Check

Even if there are  symptoms of  UTI then also it is very important to go for a “Urine routine microscopic and culture test”.

Treatment

After seven days of antibiotic medication, this disease is usually cured. In certain cases injections can also be given to the patient.

According to the survey

UTI medications
UTI medications

About 10% children go for dialysis due to a disease known as Obstructive Uropathy. In the same way 30% children suffering from chronic kidney disease are more effected to UTI. Due to Vesicoureteric reflux 25% children are prone to urinary tract infections. UTI is common in 25% children in the world.

New progress

Due to advancement of modern medications Anti-natal USG examination of kidney disorders in infants can be traced 16 weeks before  pregnancy. Timely diagnosis and treatment helps in getting rid of health problems and complications in children.

“The information present here is for general purpose please consult your doctor before taking any medication/therapy”

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