My DD has had many health problems, but never a UTI before so I am a bit clueless. It was quite nasty, with blood in wee, but they grew the bugs in a sample and she is on an antibiotic for 10 days that should kill the infection (from E Coli). She is still complaining that it hurts to do a wee. I've googled a bit, but can't find out if this is normal eg just takes a while to calm down?? I'm not sure if I should be making what would be classed as an emergency GP appt for her before the end of the course of meds.... So, I'd be grateful for your UTI symptom recovery time experiences. Thanks.
My dd had a similar UTI recently and they only gave her 3days antibiotics but wanted to do another sample to make sure it was clear after. I would see the Dr again if it is still bad toward the end of the 10 days. Also try to take some cranberry juice every day as it can be very helpful.
I'm quite susceptible to UTIs but I've always felt better (or at least started to) within 2 or 3 days of being on antibiotics. What antibiotics is she on? I'd definitely get an urgent doctors appointment, you don't want it turning into a kidney infection or anything nastier than It already is! Hope she feels better soon
For it to be a 10 day course maybe would indicate that it will take a while but You would think that she would have at least had some improvement of symptoms by now, I would ring docs in the morning - maybe ask to speak to practice nurse for advice about if she needs appointment or not.
My daughter had recurrent UTI as a toddler and she usually felt better after a few days of antibiotics. I'm glad you are getting her re checked as sometimes a different antibiotic is needed. Good luck Xx
My eldest had a UTI a couple of weeks ago. He was on a lot of antibiotics anyway, so the doctor didn't need to prescribe any, but we were advised to make sure my child drank lots of water (at least eight cups) and dilute it with cranberry juice. Doc seemed to think the more he drank, the less it would hurt when he went to the toilet.
It still hurt a week later, but has now completely disappeared. Equally, if there is still a lot of pain, she may need a longer course of antibiotics.