Baby Why Babies Get Urinary Tract Infections


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Why Babies Get Urinary Tract Infections

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Urinary tract infection is a type of infection caused by bacterial growth and reproduction along the urinary tract. Urinary tract infections can often affect the urethra, bladder, or kidneys.

Urinary tract infections generally begin when bacteria from the external genital area enter the urinary tract through the urethra. The most common cause of these bacteria is Escherichia Coli bacteria.

Women are much more susceptible to urinary tract infections because their urethra is anatomically closer to the anus. However, it can also be seen in men.

How Do We Know If We Have a Urinary Tract Infection?

Symptoms of urinary tract infection include:

The urge to urinate many times, burning or pain during urination, cloudy or foul-smelling urine, blood in the urine, urinary incontinence, stomach or back pain, weakness and weakness, etc. like…

General Urinary tract infections are generally treated with antibiotics. If left untreated, urinary tract infections can cause serious problems. Therefore, it is important to seek medical help if symptoms occur.

In addition, precautions such as complying with hygiene habits and drinking enough water should be taken to prevent urinary tract infections.

Urinary Tract Infection in Babies

Urinary tract infections can also occur in babies. In fact, urinary tract infections are very common in infancy.

Urinary tract infections in babies usually occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract and multiply there.

Symptoms of urinary tract infection in babies may differ from those in adults.

Symptoms of urinary tract infection in babies include:

Crying or restlessness while urinating, burning sensation while urinating, frequent agitation while urinating, witnessing changes in urine color, fever, vomiting, feeding difficulty, irritability, etc.

Untreated urinary tract infections in babies can cause serious health problems. Therefore, it is important to consult a doctor immediately if symptoms of urinary tract infection are observed in babies.

Doctors usually make a diagnosis and prescribe appropriate treatment based on a urine sample and laboratory analysis. Treatment generally includes antibiotics.

Infections Must Be Treated

Urinary tract infections are common, especially in babies, but early diagnosis and treatment are important as they can lead to serious complications if left untreated. Therefore, in order to protect the health of babies in mother-child relationships, mothers need to be good observers when it comes to their babies' health.