The gynecologist does a physical examination to check the extent or severity of the condition. The patient may also have to undergo medical tests, if suggested by the doctor.
The best way to treat the UTI is to take the relevant antibiotics as prescribed by the doctor. Apart from the antibiotics, some lifestyle changes are required along with maintaining personal hygiene. Antibiotics may lead to relief for some time, but it may rise again later. So always have the antibiotics for the complete duration otherwise it may lead to recurrence or resistant infections. The other effective treatments are:-
- 8-10 glasses of water daily
- Avoid coffee/ tea and other unhealthy beverages
- Avoid Intercourse in case of UTI
- Heating pads on abdomen and lower back for pain relief