Uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect the bladder, kidneys and the tubes connecting to them. These are very common infections, especially for women. Some women experience urinary tract infections regularly which are called recurrent UTIs.

UTIs are caused by bacteria, from stools, entering the urinary tract. Due to women having a shorter urethra than men, the bacteria is more likely to reach the bladder and kidneys and cause an infection.

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Are UTIs painful?

UTI’s are painful and uncomfortable, but usually pass within a few days. They can be treated with antibiotics.

What causes UTIs?

Many things can increase the risk of UTIs including pregnancy, having sex, not drinking enough fluids, not keeping the genital area clean and dry, as well as, conditions that block the urinary tract.

We have a few points for you to try to help prevent a UTI happening, or one returning;

  • Keep area clean and dry
  • Drink plenty of fluid, particularly water
  • Wipe from front to back when using the toilet
  • Use the toilet as soon as possible after sex

Your local Rowlands Pharmacy can office advice on how to relieve your UTI i.e. what painkillers to take. Our pharmacist can also tell you if you need to see your GP about your symptoms.

For a discreet, confidential chat call in store today!

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