Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Treatment – Night Lite Pediatrics
At Night Lite Pediatrics, our team of medical experts would be more than happy to provide you with fast and thorough medical care to help eliminate the infection! For more information, call us. We serve patients from Greater Orlando, Jacksonville, Melbourne and Port St Lucie Florida areas.
For young children, urinary tract infections, commonly referred to as UTIs, are fairly common. Roughly 2% of boys and 8% of girls will experience at least one UTI by their seventh birthday. At Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care, our experienced doctors can provide your child with the diagnostic and treatment services they need to recover from their UTI, so they can be more comfortable and get back to being happy and carefree.
The first step in receiving appropriate treatment for a UTI in your child is understanding the signs and symptoms to look for. As a parent, it is important to keep a close eye on your child to ensure they are urinating normally. UTIs are more common in females, so this is especially important for parents of young girls. Symptoms to watch for are cloudy or strong-smelling urine, blood in the urine, pain or burning when urinating, increased frequency or urgency to urinate, pressure in the area of the lower pelvis or back, and problems with wetting after a child has been successfully toilet trained. As with most illnesses, fatigue and irritability may also indicate that there is something wrong. UTIs can spread from the bladder to the kidneys if left untreated. If this happens, your child may experience severe pain in their abdomen, fever, chills with shaking, pain in their side or back, nausea and vomiting.
If you suspect your child may have a urinary tract infection, the experienced doctors at Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care can perform appropriate testing to ensure an accurate diagnosis. We can perform urine tests in our onsite laboratory, so that you and your child will receive the results of your test as quickly as possible. At Night Light Pediatrics Urgent Care, we strive to offer the most convenient testing services possible to our patients. By maintaining our own testing facilities, we ensure that you receive your results while you wait so that you leave our office with the answers you need and a customized treatment protocol. For children who are not yet toilet trained, collecting a sample can sometimes be difficult. Unfortunately, testing cannot be performed using urine from a soiled diaper.
Antibiotics are the most important part of your UTI treatment because it can protect the kidneys from a spreading infection. In addition to your prescribed antibiotics, children will need to increase their fluid intake. For children with a history of UTIs, antibiotics may be necessary for a longer period of time, or special studies and testing may be ordered. At Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care, we are committed to providing the highest quality medical treatment possible for children and families in Florida. We strive to offer comprehensive testing, diagnosis, and treatment for children when they really need it. That is why we operate more than 13 locations throughout the state of Florida. Our convenient walk-in clinics offer extended hours 7 days a week, so you can always see an experienced doctor when your child needs one.
If you suspect your child may have a urinary tract infection, trust the dedicated staff at Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care to help them feel better as quickly as possible. We can provide relief for your child when they experience the pain and discomfort of a UTI.