Most women will know what we are talking about: the UTI, or urinary tract infection is extremely common among women.
They may also know that, as uncomfortable as they can be, UTIs can often be treated fairly quickly.
In fact, you may simply have to add a visit to a urine infection specialist doctor near you, to your sightseeing checklist.
If a UTI is threatening to ruin your holiday, don’t let it do so. For a common UTI antibiotics can be very effective, and make you feel better very fast.
Let’s start from the basics.
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are caused by the presence of bacteria in the urinary tract. Depending on whether the bacteria travel up to the kidneys or stops at the bladder, UTIs are classified as bladder infections or kidney infections.
Kidneys: filter blood to produce urine
Bladder: stores urine till a person urinates
Ureters: transmit urine from the kidneys to the bladder
Urethra: removes urine from the bladder
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, head to a clinic for a check-up visit:
If the infection has reached your kidneys, you may also suffer from:
It’s not rare to hear someone at a pharmacy asking how to get antibiotics for UTI withoug seeing a doctor.
Remember that in Italy pharmacies are not allowed to sell antibiotics without a doctor’s prescription.
Though you can easily find over-the-counter medications at any pharmacy, these are often ineffective, and you will need to have a doctor prescribe you antibiotics to treat the infection.
A dose of antibiotics can last from 3 to 15 days, depending on whether the bacteria have reached the kidneys or not. But don’t panic!
Meanwhile, you could take a pain-killer to ease the burning feel and avoid falling behind on your perfectly planned Roman holiday schedule.
For many men and women, urinary tract infections can be a recurring problem, which interferes with their daily routine, causing pain and discomfort. Here a few tips recommended by urine infection specialists to prevent another UTI:
If you want to know more about this topic, please check this blog post in Italian about emoglobina nelle urine which provides detailed information about one scary symptom of UTIs: blood in urine.
Don’t let UTIs prevent you from exploring Italy and fully enjoying your Italian vacation. Contact us to see a doctor, and start the treatment right away!
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