Franklin Park Pediatrics Pediatrician Toledo Ohio
Pediatricians in Toledo, Ohio

COMMON CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES AND CONDITIONS


URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS (UTI)

A UTI is a bacterial infection of the bladder (cystitis) and sometimes the kidneys (pyelonephritis). It is important to treat UTIs promptly so that the kidneys are not damaged. If you suspect a UTI, contact your physician during office hours.

SYMPTOMS

  • Painful urination
  • Bladder frequency or urgency
  • Daytime and nighttime wetting
  • Dribbling
  • Foul-smelling urine
  • Fever
  • Stomachaches
  • Vomiting

PREVENTION

  • Wash genital area with water, not soap
  • Wash hair at the end of a bath so your child doesn't sit in soap
  • Avoid bubble baths
  • Keep bath time less than 15 minutes
  • Urinate following baths
  • Teach girls to wipe correctly from front to back
  • Encourage children to drink enough fluids daily to keep urine light colored
  • Urinate every 3-4 hours during the day. Don't "hold back."
  • Wear loose, cotton underpants
  • Don't put powder in underpants
  • If your child refuses to urinate, put her in a warm bath to help bring on urination
  • If your child refuses to urinate, give her carbonated beverages

 

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2000 Regency Court
Suite 103
Toledo, Ohio 43623
419-475-5433
www.franklinparkpediatrics.com
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