Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are usually associated with adult women, but children are prone to UTIs as well. It has come to the attention of doctors and researchers that kids’ UTIs are becoming resistant to antibiotics, a problem that is very concerning given the potential of a pediatric UTI to damage the kidneys.
Basic Information about UTIs
Bacteria can sneak into the urethra and cause infection in the urinary tract, and this commonly occurs in children when they “hold” their urine instead of going to the bathroom or neglect proper hygiene. UTIs are more prevalent in young girls since it often takes time for girls to learn to wipe from the front to the back after they’ve gone to the bathroom. Wiping back to front brings all of the bacteria to the urethra and greatly increases the risk of UTI. Read More