Hi anyone's babies had UTI before? How long was your baby put on antibiotics and is it a must to go for MCU scan after that?
Hi, UTI usually happens when the germs from the poo area when on the skin enters the urethra and into the bladder. Testing the urine is the best way to check the baby for UTI. Treatments as you mentioned is, baby is put on antibiotics for 5 to 7 days. My baby once had a UTI, and she had to take antibiotics for 5 days. Within 48 hours she showed signs of improvement. If the child has UTI, other tests like MCU may be done to find if there are other problems in the urinary tract. MCU is not routinely done. It is only done if the condition called urinary reflux is suspected. One should take utmost care about the Hygiene of the baby and after cleaning after per and wee, should wipe the area from front to back with a dry tissue so that the area is not wet.Read more
UTI is a common childhood illness, and worldwide, it has been reported to affect about 2 per cent of boys and 8 per cent of girls by the age of 7. When my baby had uti at 3 months going on 4, the doctor out him in on a 10 day antibiotic course. Do observe your baby when Yiu start antibiotic. I have heard of babies who are allergic to it.Read more
Thanks my baby is on antibiotics for 6 weeks isn't that a bit too long? She is taking it thrice for two weeks and then once for rest of the four weeks. She has very loose stools from the antibiotics which the pharmacist did warn me about
How old is your baby? 6 weeks on antibiotics means the infection must be pretty bad, im so sorry. :( Would u might consider a good probiotics to boost her immune system to fight back the infections? I wish for fast recovery for your baby.Read more
My 2yo niece has been taking antibiotics for past 1.5 years..I think she also did some sort of scan which my sister told me that was quite frightening for them
She was put on 7 day gentamicin antibiotic. Remember to keep diaper dry at all times, consider switching diapers as well and wipe from front to back
My gal was put on antibiotics for 6 weeks is it normal?
Yes there will be follow up to do scan to make sure the kidneys are fine. Better do the scan, try to distract ur child