Urinary Tract Infection
By: Kortney Carder
Causes For UTI
- Infection of the bladder caused by E. Coli
- Infection of Urethra
UTI can be heredity but it is not contagious.
- Being Female (50% of women will have at least one UTI)
- Being sexually active
- Using certain birth controls
- Completing menopause
- Having urinary tract abnormalities
- Sulfamethoxazole- trimethoprim- stops the spread of infection.
- Amoxicillin: Prevents growth of bacteria
- Nitrofurantoin: prevents growth of bacteria
- Ampicillin: interferes with the cell wall and bacteria.
- Ciprofloxacin: Kills bacteria.
- Levofloxacin: Kills the bacteria.
- Longer course of antibiotics
- Home Urine Tests
- A single dose of antibiotics after sexual intercourse
- If postmenopausal vaginal estrogen therapy
- May need treatment with intravenous antibiotics in a hospital.
Drink Cranberry juice and plenty of water.
Urinary Tract Infections can affect the:
- Permanent damage.
- Bloodstream: Can cause bacteria in the bloodstream if untreated.
- Can cause premature births
Bladder infection - Causes and treatment