How to treat a urinary tract infection (UTI)

How to diagnose and treat UTIs: 1.

Get tested and treated for a UTI.

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Get antibiotics if needed.

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Get an exam.

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Take medication.

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Drink fluids.

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Take a bath.

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Use soap and water to clean the area.

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Wash your hands and body regularly.

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Stay hydrated.

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Avoid sharing your toilet seat.

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Use a personal cleanse.

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Avoid contact with people.

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Do not expose yourself to sunlight.

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Don’t eat, drink, or bathe if you are pregnant.

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Do nothing if you have diarrhea.

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Drink water.

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Use sunscreen.

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Take aspirin or ibuprofen if you get a cold.

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Don.t drive while pregnant.

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Do everything in your power to protect yourself from the infection.

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If you need more advice on how to treat an UTI, call the National UTI Hotline at 1-800-UART-INFO (1-800) 4-1-1.

For more information on how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) treats UTIs, visit their website at www.cdc.gov/utis.