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Suggestions for follow-up care of urinary tract infections

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This handout was written to answer some of the questions most often asked about urinary tract infections (UTIs). Feel free to ask your doctor or nurse to go over any information you do not understand.

The following instructions will help in the home care of your child with a urinary tract infection.
1. Make sure your child gets enough rest.
2. Encourage fluids. Have your child drink four to eight glasses of any of the following each day:
a. Water
b. Kool-Aid®
c. Decaffeinated hot or cold tea
d. Cranberry juice
e. Popsicles
3. Do not give your child medicines unless your child’s doctor recommends them.
4. After going to the bathroom, girls need to be wiped from front to back. This may help to stop the possible spread of infection.
5. Encourage your child to go to the bathroom frequently. This will help to keep the bladder empty.
6. Your child may find sitting in a warm bath helps relieve some of the pain or burning he or she feels on urination. These baths may be given for 15 minutes three to four times a day. Bubble baths, bath oils or lotions should not be used.
7. Call your child’s doctor for further follow-up instructions.


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La informacion contenida en este material es unicamente informacion de tipo general. No debe considerarse como completa. Para obtener mas informacion acerca de los complementos para leche materna, por favor pidala a su doctor.
Corregido: 1992, 1993, 2000

The information contained in this handout is for general information only and should not be considered complete. For specific information about bathing your baby, please ask your doctor or nurse practitioner.

Additional information may be located in the Family Resource Center, 2nd floor, near the Outpatient Surgery Center. Hours of the center vary; please contact the Family Resource Center at 937-641-3700.

Copyright(c) The Children's Medical Center of Dayton. This material is for educational purposes only. It cannot be reproduced or distributed without permission from Dayton Children's.
Revised: 1992, 1993, 2000


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