Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) affect your urinary tract, including your bladder (cystitis), urethra (urethritis) or Kidneys (kidney infection).
UTI’s may be treated with antibiotics, but they are not always needed
What is Cystitis?
Cystitis is the inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bladder infection. It is a common type of urinary tract infection, particularly in women, and is usually more of a nuisance than a cause of serious concern. Mild cases will often get better by themselves within a few days.
What are the symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI)
Some of the symptoms may include:
- Pain or a burning sensation when peeing (dysuria)
- Needing to pee more often than usual
- Pee that looks cloudy
- Blood in your pee
- Lower tummy pain or pain in your back, just under the ribs
- A hight temperature or feeling hot and shivery
- A very low temperature below 36C
Your pee may also be dart or smell. If this is your only symptom, it might e because you’ve not been drinking enough water.
Treatments for UTI’s
You can ask a pharmacist about treatments for a UTI. Our pharmacists can offer advice on things that can help you get better, suggest the best painkiller to take or assess whether you need to see a GP or call NHS 111 about your symptoms.
You can book a free appointment with one of our pharmacists today and get assessed and treated remotely.