UTI Treatment

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect your urinary tract, including your bladder (cystitis), urethra (urethritis) or kidneys (kidney infection). Cystitis can be painful or irritating and can become more severe if the infection spreads to the kidneys.

UTI Treatment

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About UTI

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of any part of the urinary system, including the bladder, urethra, kidneys and ureters. The most common type is cystitis, a bladder infection that can cause burning or stinging when urinating.

Although many people suffer from occasional UTIs – especially women – there are steps you can take to minimise your risk. However, if symptoms persist, you can visit your GP or take advantage of our UTI treatment service to get appropriate treatment.

Causes of urinary tract infections (UTI)

The most common cause of UTIs is bacteria that have entered the urinary system from another part of the body, such as the vagina or rectum. They can also be caused by women wiping from back to front after using the toilet and not cleaning themselves properly. Women are more likely to get UTIs than men because their shorter urethra makes it easier for bacteria to enter their urinary systems.

Things that increase the risk of bacteria getting into the bladder include:

  • Having sex

  • Pregnancy

  • Conditions that block the urinary tract – such as kidney stones

  • Conditions that make it difficult to fully empty the bladder – such as an enlarged prostate in men and constipation in children

  • Urinary catheters (a tube in your bladder used to drain urine)

  • Having a weakened immune system – for example, people with diabetes or people having chemotherapy

  • Not drinking enough fluids

  • Not keeping the genital area clean and dry

How this service works

  • Select your service option and book an appointment

  • Follow the link in your booking confirmation email to fill out the patient questionnaire (at least 12 hours before your appointment)

  • One of our prescribers will review the completed questionnaire and contact you to discuss this

  • If appropriate, our prescribers will generate a prescription and send this to your local Midway Pharmacy or any other pharmacy of your choosing

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  • UTI Treatment - 100mg (6 capsules)

    £25.50 per patient

    If you have a fever or uncontrollable shivering, pain in the flank areas of the back, or vomiting, these are signs of a possible severe urine infection that should be checked urgently in person.

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Frequently asked questions

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    • What are UTI symptoms?

      Symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) may include:

      • pain or a burning sensation when peeing (dysuria)

      • needing to pee more often than usual during the night (nocturia)

      • pee that looks cloudy, dark or has a strong smell

      • needing to pee suddenly or more urgently than usual

      • needing to pee more often than usual

      • blood in your pee

      • lower tummy pain or pain in your back, just under the ribs

      • a high temperature, or feeling hot and shivery

      • a very low temperature below 36C

      Children with UTIs may also:

      • have a high temperature – your child is feeling hotter than usual if you touch their neck, back or tummy

      • appear generally unwell – babies and young children may be irritable and not feed or eat properly

      • wet the bed or wet themselves

      • be sick

    • Why do I keep getting urinary tract infections?

      Some people get cystitis often, which is known as recurrent cystitis. This is when you get more than one infection in six months.

      The most common reasons for getting cystitis regularly, include the following:

      • not recovering properly from cystitis in the past

      • not emptying your bladder properly

      • having sex too soon after having cystitis

      • your immune function is not working properly

      • using some certain soaps, deodorants, wipes, talc, and bubble baths

    • Is cystitis sexually transmitted?

      Cystitis is not a sexually transmitted disease (STD), but having sex does increase the risk of a bladder infection in women.

    • How to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs)

      There are some things you can try to help prevent a urinary tract infection (UTI) from happening or prevent it from returning.



      wipe from front to back

      do not use scented soap

      when you go to the toilet

      do not hold your pee in if you feel the urge to go

      keep the genital area clean and dry

      do not rush when going for a pee – try to empty your bladder fully

      drink plenty of fluids, particularly water – so that you regularly pee during the day and do not feel thirsty

      do not wear tight synthetic underwear, such as nylon

      wash the skin around the vagina with water before and after sex

      do not drink lots of alcoholic drinks, as they may irritate your bladder

      pee as soon as possible after sex

      do not have lots of sugary food or drinks, as they may encourage bacteria to grow

      promptly change nappies or incontinence pads if they are soiled

      do not use condoms or a diaphragm or cap with spermicidal lube on them – try non-spermicidal lube or a different type of contraception

    • Can men get a urinary tract infection?

      Yes, men can get cystitis. However, cystitis is a lot more common in women as it is easier for bacteria to reach their bladder. 

      The symptoms of cystitis in men are similar to women and include the following:

      • needing to pee urgently and often

      • a burning sensation when you pee

      • bad smelling pee

      • blood in your pee

      • problems going to the toilet

    • Are next-day appointments available?

      Yes, you can get next-day appointments at all our branches. Contact our customer care team if you cannot find an available slot.

    • Where is this service available?

      This service is available in our branches, which are commutable from anywhere in Yorkshire, including Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, York, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Barnsley, Hull, Doncaster, Ripon, Harrogate, Dewsbury, Keighley and Scarborough.

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