Urinary Tract Infection

Learn about urinary tract infections (UTIs), the most common infection in humans, including symptoms, causes, treatments, and home remedies.

Urinary Tract Infections: What to Know

If you’re a woman, chances are you’ve had at least one urinary tract infection (UTI) in your lifetime.

Urinary Tract Infection Topics

Latest

Drink More Water and You May Have Fewer UTIs

Premenopausal women with a history of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) who drink more water have less frequent infections, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

How to Prevent and Treat UTIs

Urinary tract infections can be extremely painful. Here’s what you need to know to stop them in their tracks.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Cranberry Juice for UTIs? The Brits Say No

Updated urinary tract infection (UTI) guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom are expected to be finalized next month and will recommend against using cranberry juice to combat UTIs.

By Diane Domina

Cranberry Supplements and UTIs

Can this flavorful little berry in supplement form really prevent infection?

By HealthAfter50

Ciprofloxacin Too Risky for UTIs, Sinusitis

The FDA says popular antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro) should no longer be used to treat common infections. Here’s why.

By HealthAfter50

Non-surgical Treatment of Incontinence

Prior to surgical correction of incontinence, there are several non-surgical options that may be beneficial for patients. See if one of these remedies can work for you.

By Kristina Brooks

Can Metronidazole Or Clindamycin Treat A Urinary Tract Infection?

Question Asked by A. Robins Can Metronidazole Or Clindamycin Treat A Urinary Tract Infection? Can metronidazole or clindamycin treat a urinary tract infection? Answer A. Robins, I know it has been a while since you posted, but I was wondering how you ...

Can L5-s1 Fusion Cause Frequent Urinary Tract Infections, And Alternating Constipation And Diarrhea?

Question Asked by Sierraskier Can L5-s1 Fusion Cause Frequent Urinary Tract Infections, And Alternating Constipation And Diarrhea? My question is regarding bowel and bladder problems resulting from lower spine/nerve problems. I wasn’t sure where to p...

What you need to know about urinary tract infections

Urinary infections are very common especially if you are a woman. The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse estimates that one woman in five develops a UTI during her lifetime and are the second most common type of infection ...

By Merely Me

Urinary Tract Infections and Alzheimer's Disease

For people with Alzheimer’s disease, urinary tract infections (UTIs) can present particular difficulties. Later stage Alzheimer’s disease is associated with increased difficulties in communication. Therefore, someone with a UTI, might be experiencing ...

By Christine Kennard