Many people do not know that there is a urinary tract infection in babies and end up getting a fright when they find out that theirs has this problem. On average 5 percent of children up to 3 years old who have fever, without any other symptoms, have a urinary tract infection.
But in addition to fever, if your baby has other symptoms such as a strong, bad smell in the pee, lack of appetite, vomiting, whining or crying when peeing, cloudy, opaque or bloody urine, weight loss or even difficulty gaining weight and persistent irritability, it is very likely that he has an infection.
If your baby has any of these symptoms, see your pediatrician immediately and ask them for a urine test. If the result is positive, it is necessary to start the treatment as soon as possible, otherwise it can lead to serious problems with the kidneys, including kidney problems.
The treatment of urinary tract infections in babies is done with antibiotics and even if the child shows an improvement, it is necessary to continue with the administration of the medicine as prescribed by the doctor. And don’t forget to give your baby plenty of fluids to keep the urinary tract going constantly.