Urinary infection
What is it?

Most infections of the urinary tract are caused by bacteria. Symptoms include a high fever, chills and shakes, a need to urinate more often and more urgently, and pain in the lower abdomen. Any urinary infection in a child should be taken seriously.

What to do

Even if you know the symptoms and are confident of the diagnosis, take your child to the doctor. He may prescribe antibiotics and recommend giving the child alkaline solution. To prevent future infections check your child’s hygiene habits, and encourage him to drink water during the day.

For more detailed info on Common Childhood Conditions, go to Health24.

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