Your child may or may not have symptoms.
The usual symptoms are:
Urinary Tract Infections are usually caused by bacteria which infect the urinary tract.
A urinary tract infection is an infection of any part of the urinary system (including the kidneys and bladder). Urinary tract infections are more common in girls than in boys.If your child has the abovementioned symptoms,
After performing a physical exam, the doctor may take a urine sample to check for and identify bacteria causing the infection.The urine sample may be used for a urinalysis (a test that checks the urine for germs or pus) or a urine culture (which attempts to grow and identify bacteria in a laboratory). Knowing what bacteria are causing the infection can help your doctor choose the best medication to treat it.Urinary tract infections are treated with antibiotics. The type of antibiotic used and how long it must be taken will depend on the type and severity of bacteria causing the infection.After several days of antibiotics, your doctor may repeat the urine tests to check if the infection is gone. An incompletely treated UTI can recur or spread.
How can I prevent my child from getting a urinary tract infection?