How to treat a UTI
Most UTIs, or urinary tract infections, are caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract. A simple urine test can determine whether an infection is present.
Antibiotics are the standard treatment for UTIs because they kill the bacteria that cause the infection.
You might start feeling better after a dose or two of medication, but always make sure you complete the entire course of prescribed treatment. Otherwise, recurrence of the infection becomes more likely as some bacteria may survive, which could even cause reinfection in a different organ. If your UTI goes untreated, it can infect your kidneys and cause other serious complications.