About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Español
VNA of Care New England
VNA of Care New England

Treatments for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Urinary tract infections are primarily treated with antibiotic medications. The goals of treatment are to eliminate the bacteria causing the infection and to relieve the discomfort.
Treatment involves the following:
Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary treatments
Surgery is generally not considered for the treatment of urinary tract infections. Surgery may be considered if there are other problems, such as kidney or bladder stones, ureteral reflux, a prolapsed bladder, or an enlarged prostate.

References

American Foundation for Urologic Disease website. Available at: http://www.urologyhealth.org.

Griffith’s 5-Minute Clinical Consult. 2001 ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2001.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://www2.niddk.nih.gov.

Urinary Tract Infections in Adults. American Urological Association Foundation website. Available at: http://www.urologyhealth.org/adult/index.cfm?cat=07&topic=147. Accessed July 31, 2010.

Urinary tract infections in adults. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/utiadult. Published December 2005. Accessed July 31, 2010.

Revision Information

Health Headlines
NIH Adds $10M to Encourage Gender Balance in Clinical TrialsView in a lightbox
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain StrokesView in a lightbox
Health Highlights: Sept. 23, 2014View in a lightbox
Health Tip: Get Fit With a BuddyView in a lightbox
Health Tip: Relax DailyView in a lightbox
VNA of Care New England
© 2011 Site Index | Disclaimer | Legal Notices | Talks Your Health