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Get UTI Medication Online

February 13, 2019 Read Time - 4 minutes

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Jennifer is a freelance writer in the Midwest who writes about a variety of topics but especially enjoys educating people about their health and the health of their pets.

Get UTI Medication Online

If you have a UTI, you want relief as soon as possible, preferably without spending an hour in your doctor’s office first. Did you know that you can get UTI medication online? Let’s talk a little bit about UTIs and how you can get UTI medication online.

What is a UTI?

UTI is short for urinary tract infection. These infections are typically caused by a buildup of bacteria in your bladder, although the infection could also affect your kidneys, ureters (the tubes that carry urine from your kidneys to your bladder), or urethra (the tube that carries urine from your bladder to the outside of your body). Rarely, urinary tract infections may be caused by a virus or fungus rather than bacteria.

Women are far more likely to experience UTIs than men. In fact, as many as half of all women will experience at least one UTI in their lifetime, especially if they are sexually active.

Symptoms of a UTI

It is possible to have a UTI without any symptoms, but typical symptoms may include:

  • Urine that looks cloudy
  • Urine that is bright pink, red, or cola-colored, which can indicate blood in the urine
  • A burning sensation during urination
  • Frequent strong urges to urinate
  • Strong-smelling urine
  • Pelvic pain (in women)

UTI Risk Factors

While anybody can be struck by a UTI, including men, some people are far more likely to suffer from one than others. Risk factors for UTI include:

  • Sex – Females have shorter urethras that are closer to their anus than men, making them more susceptible to UTI.
  • Diaphragms and spermicide can both contribute to UTIs.
  • Sexual activity increases the risk of developing a UTI, especially for a woman with a new partner.
  • Menopause – The reduced amount of estrogen in a woman’s body after menopause can cause vaginal changes which may lead to UTIs.
  • Urinary tract blockages such as an enlarged prostate or a kidney stone can make it hard to fully empty your bladder, allowing bacteria to build up.
  • Catheter use increases the likelihood of developing a UTI.
  • Urinary tract abnormalities can cause urine to back up into the urethra and cause infections. These types of conditions are usually diagnosed in infants.
  • A recent urinary procedure like surgery can increase the likelihood of developing a UTI.
  • A suppressed immune system can make the urinary tract more susceptible to infections.
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Preventing UTI

Even if you’re at high risk of developing a UTI, you can reduce your risk by taking the following steps:

  • Drink cranberry juice
  • Empty your bladder and drink a glass of water shortly after having sex
  • Stop using diaphragms or spermicide
  • Avoid using scented feminine products like douches and powders
  • Wipe from front to back
  • Drink plenty of water to urinate often, and completely empty your bladder every time you urinate

UTI Complications

As annoying as a UTI can be, failing to properly treat one can lead to the following serious complications:

  • Recurrent infections
  • Urethral narrowing (stricture) in men
  • Pregnant women may have premature or low birth weight babies
  • Permanent kidney damage
  • Sepsis, a potentially-deadly condition where an infection finds its way into your blood and travels throughout your body

UTI Treatment

Antibiotics are typically used to treat a UTI, including:

  • Ceftriaxone
  • Cephalexin (Keflex)
  • Fosfomycin (Monurol)
  • Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Macrobid)
  • Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, others)

You can read more about UTI medications here.

Home Remedies for UTI

Some people prefer to treat their UTI without the use of antibiotics. Home remedies for UTI include:

  • Use a heating pad to reduce abdominal pain
  • Take over the counter pain relievers like acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) to alleviate pain
  • Drink plenty of water to dilute the urine and flush bacteria out of your urinary tract
  • Avoid drinks that may irritate your bladder like alcohol, coffee, and soda.

Get UTI Medication Online

With PlushCare, you can book a phone or video appointment to speak to one of our trusted doctors about your UTI symptoms. If they diagnose you with a UTI, they can electronically send a prescription directly to your pharmacy, saving you a trip to the doctor’s office. Click here or call (888) 330-8297 to make an appointment today to get UTI medication online.

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