Treatments for A 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:
Surgical procedures are generally not considered for the treatment of urinary tract infections.
American Foundation for Urologic Disease website. Available at: http://www.auafoundation.org/auafhome.asp .
Griffith’s 5-Minute Clinical Consult. 2001 ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2001.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/ .
Last reviewed August 2008 by ]]>Jill D. Landis, MD]]>
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