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DD has urinary tract infection ? any advice please?

(9 Posts)
donnie Wed 13-Apr-05 14:20:24

she is 3.5 and has had a few toilet issues lately , witholding poo until she soils herself etc ( I have a baby due in 3 weeks so I feel it is all related )Yesterday she was weeing more than usual and had 3 wee accidents, very unusual for her as she can hold on for ages. A trip to the GP today confirmed urinary tract infection and she's been given antibiotics. I just wondered if anyone else could give me any advice or suggestions about how long it will last or anything else which may help.Thanks in advance.

Wallace Wed 13-Apr-05 15:30:23

When ds (5) had a UTI the antibiotics cleared it up in about 2 days. He hasn't had one since

noddyholder Wed 13-Apr-05 15:57:23

am currently suffering one of these and have had 1 day of ab's and i feelbetter already so she should get well v soon

Gumdrop Wed 13-Apr-05 16:00:05

I think cranberry juice (drinking it) is supposed to be good for the bladder etc.

Marina Wed 13-Apr-05 16:02:28

Or she might find lemon barley water more palatable than cranberry juice. Apparently it works just as well.
on the withholding and soiling, Donnie. It is a difficult issue to deal with and resolve. Hope it gets sorted for you and she feels better soon.

bundle Wed 13-Apr-05 16:03:21

recent research has questioned the value of cranberry...

Marina Wed 13-Apr-05 16:04:06

really bundle? It has a mighty placebo effect then

donnie Thu 14-Apr-05 08:37:23

thanks for the tips folks, Marina I will try the lemon barley water too.She didn't have any accidents yesterday so hopefully the ab's are working....

bundle Thu 14-Apr-05 10:38:16

i was sent an email marina and now i can't find it... shocked me too!

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