A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is an infection that occurs in any part of the urinary system, including the bladder, urethra, ureters and kidneys. UTIs are caused by bacteria entering the urinary system, most commonly occurring in women who are sexually active or menopausal. If left untreated, UTIs can lead to kidney infections, therefore it is important to contact a health professional for early management.Symptoms of UTIs may include:
- Pain or burning when urinating
- A need to urinate small amounts frequently, or with urgency
- Blood in the urine
- Uncomfortable feeling in the lower abdomen
- Sore back and side
When treated early, UTIs resolve quickly. If you are experiencing UTI symptoms, you are able to seek immediate advice and treatment, inclusive of the supply of antibiotics when required, for uncomplicated UTIs from your local Foote’s Pharmacy. Please contact a Foote’s Pharmacy Pharmacist for more information and to find out what treatments may be suitable for you.