DO I HAVE AN URINE INFECTION?

Urine infection is a pathology with very clear and identifiable symptoms. You just have to pay attention to your body and how it is reacting to what happens to you.

You don’t have to see all the symptoms to detect that you have a urinary tract infection, you can have a urine infection with only two of the symptoms on this list. The most common symptoms of urinary tract infection are:

  • Urgent and frequent need to urinate and in small quantity.
  • Pain or burning when you urinate.
  • Dark and turbid color in the urine
  • Presence of blood in the urine.
  • Fever and chills (fever is a sign that the infection may be more widespread).
  • Pain in the side or back (may indicate infection in the kidneys especially if it is associated with fever).
  • Suprapubic pain or heaviness in the lower abdomen.

But what about the symptoms of infections in children?

Depending on the age, we may be faced with the child’s difficulty in expressing what is happening to him/her, so the symptoms may be confused with other disorders.

Parents will have to be very attentive to certain signs or symptoms that may make us suspicious of the presence of an infection. The symptoms that can help us to be on alert for urine infection are:

  • Having maintained fever for no apparent reason
  • Be more irritable than normal
  • Can’t stand urine.
  • Do not eat as you normally do (tend to have little appetite)

In most cases, a urinary infection can be overcome with the recommended treatment after 24 or 48 hours, so if after that time there is no improvement, it’s advisable to consult again.

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