Urinary Tract Infection (UTI): How We Treat

How is a urinary tract infection treated?

Treatment of a urinary tract infection depends on the child’s age, overall health, extent of the infection and medical history. Treatment may include antibiotics, increased fluid intake and pain relief methods, as well as behavioral modifications of bladder habits in potty trained children.

Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for your child’s recurrent urinary tract infections?

Infants with urinary tract infections require swift evaluation and management of the condition to help decrease the risk of future UTI recurrences. Children who have repeated urinary tract infections require management and motivation in voiding behaviors to decrease the long term risk.

Our team works to treat current acute issues, as well as potential long term issues, by closely managing and encouraging a bowel and bladder program. We can also work in combination with a clinical psychologist to help children with adhere to healthy bladder habits through motivational techniques, which can help decrease the risk of future UTIs. Occasionally, children with recurrent UTIs require surgery and Children’s Colorado has a team of experienced urologists to help.