What Is a Urinary Tract Infection? A urinary tract infection occurs when any part of the urinary tract (from the kidneys to the bladder) is infected. Depending on the severity of the UTI, a person may experience significant pain or discomfort.

Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection

  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Cloudy urine
  • Constant urge to urinate
  • Pelvic pain
  • Urine appears to have blood in it
  • Strong odor in urine

When Will My UTI Go Away?

How long a urinary tract infection lasts depends on the severity of the infection, as well as how promptly treatment begins. Fortunately, a UTI usually begins to clear up within 24 hours of treatment.

Treatment for Urinary Tract Infection

  • Take antibiotics as prescribed.
  • Drink 100 percent cranberry juice as recommended by doctor.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Apply a heating pad to the pelvic area.
  • Take OTC or prescription pain relievers if needed.
Don’t let a UTI hold you back from having fun this fall! If you think you might be experiencing signs of a UTI, visit AFC Urgent Care Cleveland today for a urine test and treatment plan.]]>