Sepsis and Urinary Tract Infections
What is the treatment for a UTI?
When caught early, it is usually quite easy to treat a bacterial UTI effectively. After confirming that you do have an infection (usually through a simple examination of a urine sample), you would be prescribed antibiotics to fight the particular bacteria causing the infection. You also would be encouraged to drink a lot of water, to help flush out the infection.
If your doctor suspects that the infection may have spread, you may be sent for additional tests, such as blood tests, scans of your kidneys or an ultrasound.
It is essential that you complete your full prescription, taking all the antibiotics you receive, even if you feel 100% again. Even with the symptoms gone, the bacteria will still be present for a while and you need those antibiotics to finish getting rid of them. If you do not finish your prescription, there is a very good chance that the bacteria that was left behind will grow again, causing another infection. And, they may become resistant to the antibiotics that you originally used.
To treat a fungal UTI, your doctor would prescribe anti-fungal medications. These, too, must be completely taken to ensure the infection has been dealt with.