Summer Diseases: How To Keep Your Child Safe From Urinary Infections

Children are prone to plenty of diseases nowadays and it has become unsafe for them to play outside. They easily become open to infections like cold, flu, fever and many others either transmitted by other children or just carried by the wind. But staying at home and not tending to the children well will give rise to other infections too. And one of the common infection among them is- Urinary tract Infections which is otherwise known as UTI. This has been fairly one of the most common infections during people’s childhood which usually gets caused because of the disruption in the child’s urinary system. At our medical center in Sharjah, you can get your child treated from such urinary infections at the earliest. Let’s learn a little more about UTI:What Is Urinary Tract Infection Or UTI? Before going into the depth, lets first understand what urinary infection really means. Urinary tract infection is an infection of the bladder or the kidneys. Usually, this is considerably more common in the bladder than the most severe and serious infection that happens in the kidneys. What Are The Causes Of Urinary Infection? Children often get a urinary infection because of the bacteria present in their body that get into the urinary tract and then gradually continue to multiply. And hence it is considered that bacteria causes the large majority of urinary infections in children. These bacterias can cause infections anywhere in the urinary system- all the way from kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. These bacterias are usually found the bowel, which later on gets transmitted elsewhere in their private areas hence leading to this infection. Your bladder has several systems that are capable to prevent you from being affected by any infection. For example, urinating most often flushes out bacteria before it reaches the bladder. But when it comes to the worst situations, your child’s body will fail to fight the bacteria which later on leads the bacteria to cause an infection. These causes can be identified by the paediatrician at the medical centre in Sharjah.  What Are Its Signs And Symptoms? Signs and symptoms of UTI usually vary when it comes to infants and older children. In older children, the symptoms become more clear and evident. The most common among them is a pain the lower belly, back or side and an urgent need to pee or pee more often.Some of the kids who have already been toilet trained tend to lose bladder control and end up wetting the bed, in some cases. There might also be the presence of a few drops of blood in the urine or sometimes the colour of the urine is pink.In younger children like infants, it is a little difficult to understand the situation, and will have to dig deeper in order to find out if they have the infection. Because, infants end up with more general symptoms, like fussiness, little interest in food, or a fever.Some of the other symptoms of UTI are:
  • Burning or pain while peeing
  • Fever
  • Foul smelling
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
Treatment: Children who are affected by UTI are appropriately managed by the paediatrician. The doctors conduct an examination on the children to understand if they’re prone to certain medications etc. Patients with non-toxic appearance are often treated with oral fluids and antibiotics whereas the toxic-appearing patients are aggressively treated with intravenous (IV) fluids and parenteral antibiotics. Some of the best paediatricians are available at our medical centre in Sharjah.Are your children suffering from urinary Infections? Visit our Medical Center in Sharjah now.
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