Treatment usually involves antibiotics and hydration (drinking more water). Oral antibiotics are used for three days to treat straightforward bladder infections. Treatment may be extended in complex cases.
Often taking Azo-Standard or Pyridium will help with the burning sensation when urinating. If there appears to be an obstruction, a catheter to drain the bladder may be needed.
If your UTI does not improve after antibiotics, you will need further evaluation and additional treatment. If the infection spreads and affects kidney function or causes widespread infection, you may need a hospital stay.
If you are concerned by abnormal symptoms or are experiencing pain associated with a urinary tract infection, contact our office or your primary care doctor to set up an appointment as soon as possible.