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Treating UTIs: Antibiotics and Home Remedies

By Lizzie De La Cruz

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are so common and so incredibly uncomfortable. Once you have experienced one, you will be able to detect them as soon as they start. These days, a UTI treatment at home is actually possible with online pharmacies that specialize in sexual health. 

What is a UTI?

A UTI is an infection that is in either your kidneys or your bladder. It happens when bacteria travel up through the urethra. UTIs are common, and most women have experienced at least one (and often a few) of them. Fortunately, UTI treatment at home is simple. 

You are at an increased risk for a UTI if you have sex frequently, use spermicide for birth control, have had a recent bladder or kidney infection, or have diabetes. Of course, you can still get a UTI even if none of these things apply to you. Sometimes bacteria enter the urethra simply because you wiped from back to front after going to the bathroom. Whatever the reason, UTI treatment at home almost always clears it up quickly. 

There are a few tell-tale symptoms of a UTI, including the feeling of having to pee often, burning when peeing, blood in your pee, and pain in your lower abdomen. If left unchecked, UTIs can progress into worse symptoms, like high fever (above 99.9°F), kidney pain, vomiting, or nausea. These are often signs that the infection in your bladder has spread to your kidneys. Kidney infections are serious and UTIs that are not treated promptly can result in the need for hospitalization. It is important that you consult with a healthcare professional as soon as possible if you suspect that you have a UTI so you can get started on your UTI treatment at home. 

Diagnosis and Medications

The good news is that UTIs are easily detected and easily treated. Doctors can diagnose a UTI based on your description of your symptoms. The most common UTI treatment at home is a simple course of antibiotics that quickly clears the infection and relieves you of those awful symptoms. 

Home Remedies

If you suspect that you have a UTI, you should always consult with a doctor to make sure it doesn’t become a life-threatening infection. 

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do at home to help prevent UTIs. First, make sure you wipe from front to back after you go to the bathroom. This simple step keeps unwanted bacteria away from your urethra. Second, try boric acid suppositories. Boric acid suppositories help your body to fight UTI-causing bacteria. This easy UTI treatment at home also works against bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. Some women use boric acid suppositories after they have sex to help protect against UTIs. 

Help Online

The best news of all is that you can get a UTI treatment at home without having to book a costly and time-consuming doctor’s visit. Just visit wisp online and fill out a short questionnaire. A wisp doctor will ask you about your symptoms, talk to you about your options, and that’s it – you get a prescription just like that. Wisp prescription services are incredibly affordable (starting at $15 for UTI antibiotics) and put you in charge of your own health care because you know your body better than anyone.

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