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Treating UTIs: Antibiotics
and Home Remedies

By Lizzie De La Cruz
May 2, 2021

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 UTI Symptoms, 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. Connect with a Wisp licensed medical provider online to skip the waiting room, and have antibiotics sent to your local pharmacy that you can pick up same day! Treating quickly is key to keep a simple infection from becoming a kidney infection that requires more serious treatment.

Home Remedies

If you suspect that you have a UTI, you should always consult with a provider 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, and always pee after sexual activity. These simple steps keeps unwanted bacteria away from your urethra and help prevent bacterial growth. Second, incorporate D-Mannose into your routine. D-Mannose is a natural UTI preventative that works by helping to flush UTI-causing bacteria from your system. Finally, 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 the in-person waiting room. Just visit Wisp online and fill out a short questionnaire. A Wisp provider will ask you about your symptoms, chat with you about your options, and that’s it – you get a prescription just like that. Wisp and put you in charge of your own health care because you know your body better than anyone.

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