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#1 of 6 Old 10-18-2009, 01:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I believe my 6 year-old has a UTI. It started with her having pee accidents throughout the day and every night for about a week. She also the urge to urinate constantly, with very little urine output, and is complaining of pain/burning after peeing. There is a tiny amount of blood visible when she wipes. Should I be worried here???? We just finished treatment for pinworms last week, so that very well may be the cause of the infection. I would like to know how to treat this effectively without the use of antiobiotics. Having dh pick up cranberry juice on the way home, already giving her GSE and upping her water intake....what else should I do? TIA

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In theory if she drinks enough water it is likely to clear itself, just as it could in an adult.
Where I live you can get an acidic drink from a pharmacy that is supposed to work for minor UTIs in adults, but you may not be able to get it for a child.
And You may find it difficult to get her to drink that much water, especially if urinating is very painful.

Please tread carefully, UTIs in young girls can potentially spread up to the kidneys, causing permanent scarring. I hate antibiotics too, I gleefully and successfully avoid them for other common minor illnesses (ear infections, conjunctivitis, etc.) but the prospect of child growing up to go on kidney transplant list scares the blank out of me.

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Get the test strips from the pharmacy so you know what you're dealing with.

Get her on a good probiotic if she is not on one already. If she wasn't in pain, I would suggest d-mannose supplement, but w/pain I would take her in for the exact reason pp mentioned. Infection can spread to the kidneys and you don't want that... Especially in a younger child.

I sure hope you're little one is feeling better real soon.

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For my daughter I made a tea with raw honey and about a tablespoon (more if posssible) of cinnamon. The next day she was better, but it wasn't a bad UTI yet.
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I had a UTI a few weeks ago and the D'Mannose cleared it up quickly. I was also taking SA. I wish I would have started the D"mannose earlier b/c I didn't read about it until a week or 2 later. I just suggested it to a friend and it cleared hers up to. Here is a good link about it:

http://www.tahoma-clinic.com/mannose.shtml
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Thanks, ladies.

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