How Long Does a Urinary Tract Infection Last?
Fortunately, most UTIs are very treatable and the team at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville is available seven days a week to get you a diagnosis and treatment plan. We proudly serve Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and all surrounding areas!
What Is a Urinary Tract Infection?
A urinary tract infection occurs when any part of the urinary tract (from the kidneys to the bladder) is infected. Depending on the severity of the UTI, a person may experience significant pain or discomfort.
Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection
- Burning sensation when urinating
- Constant urge to urinate
- Pelvic pain
- Cloudy urine
- Urine appears to have blood in it
- Strong odor in urine
When Will My UTI Go Away?
How long a urinary tract infection lasts depends on the severity of the infection, as well as how promptly treatment begins. Fortunately, a UTI usually begins to clear up within 24 hours of treatment. It is never advised to let a UTI “run it’s course” or to rely on home remedies. Studies have shown over and over the best treatment is a course of antibiotics.
Treating a UTI
- Take antibiotics as prescribed.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Apply a heating pad to the pelvic area.
- Drink 100 percent cranberry juice as recommended by doctor.
- Take OTC or prescription pain relievers if needed.
Don’t let a UTI hold you back from having fun! If you think you might be experiencing signs of a UTI or other condition, visit AFC Urgent Care of Sevierville today for a urine test and treatment plan.
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