A UTI—or urinary tract infection—is a very common bacterial infection that can cause painful and burning urination, a frequent urge to urinate, and overall discomfort. If you’ve ever had a UTI, you know just how unpleasant these infections can be. So, you may be wondering—can a UTI go away on its own, or should you always seek treatment from a medical professional?
Here’s the short answer: It depends, but it’s best to play it safe. Some people may be able to remedy a very minor UTI by drinking plenty of water and urinating frequently, but antibiotics are typically necessary to clear the infection and treat symptoms. If you try to wait it out, the infection (and its symptoms) may worsen and travel to the kidneys, which is a more serious medical issue.
Overall, it’s wise to visit a medical professional if you are displaying UTI symptoms. Testing for a UTI is simple, and one round of antibiotics is usually all that’s necessary to treat an infection. Taking probiotic supplements, staying hydrated, and practicing good hygiene habits once your infection has cleared can help you avoid UTIs in the future.
UTI Treatment at Affinity Urgent Care
Affinity Urgent Care provides convenient and affordable urgent medical services for a variety of non-life-threatening health concerns, including UTIs. Our walk-in clinics in La Marque, Galveston, and Alvin, Texas, are equipped with clinical labs that allow us to quickly diagnose patients and prescribe appropriate medications.
Finding relief from UTI pain is easier than you may think! Visit Affinity Urgent Care today—we have extended hours and do not require appointments.
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