Urinary Tract Infection Treatment at Home
If you have urinary tract infection (UTI), you can do urinary tract infection treatment at home. but before that, immediately see your doctor for treatment with antibiotics as soon as possible. Some types of antibiotics that doctors usually recommend are ciprofloxacin, levofloxacan and trimethoprim. In addition to these drugs, other types of antibiotics that can be used to treat UTI are cephalexin, azithromycin, phosphomycin, doxycycline, and ceftriaxone.
As long as the infection is mild and you are not at high risk for complications, hospitalization is not necessary.
In addition to antibiotics, painkillers, such as paracetamol, are sometimes needed to relieve pain caused by UTI. In addition to using drugs from doctors, UTI cure will be more successful if supported by the steps you can do at home, including:
- Do not resist your urge to urinate because by emptying the bladder, you can prevent bacteria from multiplying.
- Drink lots of water.
- Relieve pain with warm compresses.
A mild UTI usually resolves a few days after starting treatment. But if the UTI is severe, especially to cause complications, patients need to be referred to the hospital.
Prevent relapse of UTI
Here are some steps you can take to prevent a recurrence of UTI.
- Finish defecation or small, clean by using tissues and water from the front to the back.
- Drink plenty of water because with your frequent urination, the bacteria will be wasted and difficult to multiply.
- Immediately urinate and clean your sex organs after sex with a partner.
- Avoid using diaphragmatic contraceptives or spermicide-coated condoms.
- Use underwear made of cotton. Avoid wearing nylon-made underwear and tight clothing.