How to tell if your child has a urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are a common problem in children, but it is often hard to know if your child has one or not, especially if you have a younger infant.

If you have ever had a urinary tract infection yourself then you know how painful and uncomfortable they can be. The symptoms of a UTI in younger children and babies differ from those of an adult. It’s important that parents are aware of the signs so they can seek medical advice as soon as possible to prevent further complications from occurring such as kidney scarring and more serious kidney infections.

This article explains what UTI’s are, what causes them, how to treat them at home and the most common symptoms that may indicate your child has contracted one.

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It’s important for parents to know the symptoms and signs of a UTI and take their child to see a doctor as soon as possible if they suspect something might be wrong.

If you have any concerns, please contact us at Childhealthy and arrange an appointment for one of our paediatricians to examine your child and provide you with the necessary advice and reassurance.

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