If NOT, try one of these:


Symptoms of UTI

Causes of UTI

Diagnosis of UTI

When to Call for Urinary Tract Infection - Female

Call 911 Now

  • Not moving or too weak to stand
  • You think your child has a life-threatening emergency

Call Doctor Now or Go to ER

  • Side (flank) or lower back pain and new onset since starting antibiotic
  • Stomach, side or back pain and worse since starting antibiotic
  • Vomited 2 or more times and interferes with taking antibiotic
  • Fever over 104° F (40° C)
  • Shaking chills occur
  • Age less than 1 year and any symptoms worse
  • Taking antibiotic more than 24 hours and you think your child is worse
  • Your child looks or acts very sick
  • You think your child needs to be seen, and the problem is urgent

Call Doctor Within 24 Hours

  • Blood in urine and new onset since starting antibiotic
  • Taking antibiotic more than 24 hours, and pain with passing urine is severe. (Plus the pain is not better 2 hours after taking pain medicine)
  • Taking antibiotic more than 48 hours and fever still there or comes back
  • Taking antibiotic more than 3 days and pain not better
  • You think your child needs to be seen, but the problem is not urgent

Call Doctor During Office Hours

  • You have other questions or concerns

Self Care at Home

  • Bladder infection on antibiotic with no complications
  • Prevention of bladder infections, questions about

Call 911 Now

Call Doctor Now or Go to ER

Call Doctor Within 24 Hours

Call Doctor During Office Hours

Self Care at Home


Care Advice

Treatment for a Bladder Infection

  1. What You Should Know about Bladder Infections:
  2. Keep Giving the Antibiotic by Mouth:
  3. Pain Medicine:
  4. Fever Medicine:
  5. Give More Fluids:
  6. Baking Soda Baths - For Young Girls:
  7. Vinegar Warm Water Soaks - For Older Girls After Puberty:
  8. Young Girls - Avoid Soaps:
  9. What to Expect:
  10. Return to School:
  11. Call Your Doctor If:

Prevention of Bladder Infections in Girls

  1. Tips for How to Prevent UTIs in Girls:
  2. Call Your Doctor If:

And remember, contact your doctor if your child develops any of the 'Call Your Doctor' symptoms.

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