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How to Get Rid of a UTI
Without Visiting a Doctor

By By Lizzie De La Cruz
March 28, 2021

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are extremely uncomfortable and unfortunately quite common. After experiencing a few UTIs, many of us become experts at spotting the early warning signs of yet another UTI. Cue the list of UTI home remedies: cranberry juice, apple cider vinegar and garlic! No thanks. If it burns when you pee it's probably well past the time to safely clear a UTI without antibiotics. Now your focus should be on preventing the infection from spreading, which can land you in the emergency room.

But getting UTI medications that work quickly doesn't mean you have to make an appointment at the clinic just to get a prescription. Did you know that it is possible to skip the in-person doctor’s visit and get the appropriate fast-acting UTI antibiotics much faster and cheaper even without health insurance?

What is a UTI?

A UTI is simply an infection within your urinary tract (your urethra, kidneys, or bladder). They occur when outside bacteria enter your urinary tract through your urethra and are commonly caused by sexual activity, but can also occur outside of sex. UTIs are incredibly common — it’s estimated that 50-60% of people with vaginas will experience a UTI at some point in their life. If this sounds like you, you probably received antibiotics from your doctor or local urgent care. The most trusted and reliable UTI medications are antibiotics.

UTI Symptoms

If you know, you know, UTI Symptoms are unmistakable:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Urgency to pee often
  • Pain while peeing
  • Cloudy or foul-smelling pee
  • Pain during sex

Fortunately, prescription UTI medications work quickly to relieve these symptoms. And there are reliable UTI home remedies to actively treat UTI symptoms in the early stages that can help prevent a full-blown infection.

More serious symptoms may include fever, chills, extreme fatigue, or vomiting, which may require a trip to see a doctor in-person for treatment, and to rule out a more serious kidney infection.

UTI Treatment

UTIs are typically a straightforward infections that can be easily treated with antibiotics. There are options for which type of antibiotic is best for each person and each infection, so it is important to consult with a healthcare professional. Never take antibiotics that were prescribed for someone else. UTI medications are relatively inexpensive, so it’s important to be treated early before the infection has an opportunity to spread. Untreated UTIs can become kidney infections that require more intense treatment and a possible stay in the hospital.

Treating UTIs Without a Visit to Urgent Care

Although some herbal remedies may work for UTI prevention, they cannot treat a full-blown infection. The most reliable way to get rid of a UTI fast is through prescription antibiotics. How can you get UTI medications without visiting a doctor in person?

Online options like Wisp are available to help you quickly kick that pesky UTI. Wisp connects you to a licensed nurse practitioner or physician (the same kind of providers you would see at your local urgent care). The provider then prescribes the appropriate course of antibiotics and you can pick it up from your local pharmacy same day. You can access the medication through their website either with or without insurance. We aim to keep costs affordable and UTI medications start at only $15/month.

Dangers of Untreated UTIs

It is important that UTIs are treated promptly and that you follow UTI medication instructions closely. Always complete your full course of antibiotics. An untreated UTI can lead to much more serious kidney and bladder infections that will require more extensive medical intervention.

Avoiding Future UTIs

Although you can’t guarantee you won’t get another UTI that requires UTI medication, you can do a few things to help reduce the chances.

  • Practice good hygiene. After going to the bathroom, make sure you always wipe from front to back to reduce the chances of bacteria entering your urethra.
  • Drink more water. Drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water a day will help to reduce your chances of getting a UTI.
  • Wear cotton underwear. Cotton underwear is more breathable than other fabrics and will prevent bacteria from growing in or near your urethra.
  • Incorporate D-Mannose into your routine. Research has shown that D-Mannose can help flush UTI-causing bacteria from your system to help prevent infections.

Wisp offers easy and affordable access to UTI medications that include prescription UTI antibiotics for acute symptoms, and Boric Acid Suppositories for chronic UTI prevention. Our medical providers can quickly prescribe to you the UTI medication that is best for your situation. Wisp can even forward an emergency dose to your local pharmacy so you can start feeling better as soon as possible. Start getting your hassle-free sexual healthcare today.

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