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How to Get Rid of a UTI FastAll information and opinions int this video is for educational use only.How to Get Rid of a UTI Fast Urinary tract infections can be extremely uncomfortable so it is little wonder that people suffering with them are eager to get rid of the infection fast. Prompt quick treatment is also necessary to prevent the UTI from developing into a more serious condition. UTIs sometimes get better on their own within four of five days and there are several home treatments you can try but it is strongly recommended that you get professional medical treatment for the fastest and most thorough treatment. 1 X Trustworthy Source National Health Service UK Public healthcare system of the UK Go to source Recognize the symptoms. A urinary tract infection UTI is very common but can be unpleasant and very uncomfortable. UTIs are an infection of your upper urinary tract kidney and ureters lower urinary tract bladder and urethra or both. Know the different symptoms for an upper or lower urinary tract infection. There are different symptoms for the various infections. It can be useful to think about your symptoms so you can explain them clearly if you need to go to the doctor. Symptoms of lower UTIs include needing to urinate more often cloudy or bloody urine back pain very unpleasant smelling urine and generally feeling unwell. Know when to seek medical treatment. 25 40percentof mild UTIs will spontaneously resolve but that still leaves more than half which could be putting themselves at risk for a complication by not seeking medical care. Make an appointment with your doctor straight away if you are experiencing a UTI and you develop a high temperature or your symptoms suddenly get worse.Take a course of antibiotics. UTIs are bacterial infections and as such doctor prescribed antibiotics are the most thorough most recommended treatment to consider. Antibiotics are particularly recommended for women who suffer frequent UTIs. Longer term courses of antibiotics can help prevent the infection recurring. Complete the course of antibiotics. Take a one to seven day course of antibiotics with your doctors prescription and advice. Most women are put on a 3 5 day antibiotic. Men might be put on an antibiotic for 7 to 14 days. While symptoms usually clear up around three days after antibiotic treatment it can take up to five days for all the bacteria in your urinary tract to die off. It may take even longer for men. Be aware of potential complications. There are potentially serious complications from a severe UTI which could lead to kidney failure or blood poisoning. These are not common and they usually only affect people with a pre existing health problem such as diabetes. If you have a weakened immune system you are more susceptible to complications and infections.