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Treatments for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Urinary tract infections are primarily treated with antibiotic medications. The goals of treatment are to eliminate the bacteria causing the infection and to relieve the discomfort.
Treatment involves the following:Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary treatments
Uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) (pyelonephritis and cystitis). EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116894/Uncomplicated-urinary-tract-infection-UTI-pyelonephritis-and-cystitis. Updated July 8, 2016. Accessed October 5, 2016.
Urinary tract infections in adults. American Urological Association Foundation website. Available at: http://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/urinary-tract-infections-in-adults. Accessed September 12, 2016.
Urinary tract infections in adults. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/urologic-disease/urinary-tract-infections-in-adults/Pages/facts.aspx. Updated May 2012. Accessed September 12, 2016.
- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 09/2016
- Update Date: 09/17/2014