Have any of your children had a urinary tract infection? My six year old has one.

Pauline - posted on 03/01/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )




My six year old daughter has a urinary tract. I didn't know she had one as she has not been complaining stinging when she has been going to the toilet. We are on antibiotic's and are scheduled for a scan. Can any one help with other ideas to get rid of this infection


Gwen - posted on 03/01/2010




I used to get them as a child. The antibiotics should get rid of it. To help prevent future infections, don't use bubble bath or perfumed soaps. Even as an adult I don't take bubble baths.

Peita - posted on 03/01/2010




I used to suffer from them a lot, drink cranberry juice and lots of water to clean your system!! A lot of doctors will tell you to give cranberry juice to young children!!!


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Marianne - posted on 03/01/2010




I agree with all that is said. I have also had the same problems since I can remember and I'm 26. The dr. said eat yogurt and drink plenty of water. Also my niece is 11 and has had problems for a while to. I know you probably know this but make sure she is wipping front to back. Sometimes dr's say that can be a problem. I hope this helps. Take care.

Krystal - posted on 03/01/2010




hi pauline my best advice is to keep her away from things that have citric acid in them because that can irritate it and cause one, cranberry juice is great and get her to drink lots of water. i suffered from them alot from the age of 3 and i still get the odd one now and again and im 19, i used to get it so bad that the stinging would last the whole time and not just when i went to the toilet. i was on medication for it but they had to change them all the time because i started to become amune to them in the end they stopped giving me the medication because they just wasnt working anymore. i learned how to recognise when i was getting one and as soon as i started getting the symptoms i used to just drink water and cranberry juice constantly,when i was 11 my doctor told me i had to drink at least 2 big bottles of water a day and it actually helped calm the stinging down but my urinary tract infections always lasted between 9-11 days each and i would get them one after the other so i was constantly taking bottles of water to school with me and i was using the toilet alot but then thats a good thing because it was flushing the infection out of my system.the symptoms i got were stinging and burning sensation and my wee was dark and very strong smelling and with the really bad ones i got a bad stomach ache to, there are these testing sticks you can buy i used to buy them from a pharmasist/chemist, if you think she has one you just dip one in her wee and if the top square on the stick turns pink that means she has one. hope this helps. best wishes :)

Iridescent - posted on 03/01/2010




4 ounces of cranberry juice per day is the "best" amount; less isn't as effective, and more doesn't do any more good. Agree with no bubble baths or perfumes. Also be careful with toilet paper! Scented brands make me get more infections. Now I use Cottonelle. Teach her the appropriate way to wipe (front to back, or back first, new piece of paper, then front if it's too difficult). Drink lots of water! Have it available all day every day.

Samantha - posted on 03/01/2010




yogurt works wonders if she will eat it. My daughter had to have surgery to correct her urethra but before the opp she kept them. best of luch

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