Prompt and Effective UTI Treatment Available Seven Days a Week at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care in Miami, FL
UTI treatment can address a group of infections that occur within the urinary system. The most common UTI is cystitis (a bladder infection). When left untreated, a UTI can potentially spread to the kidneys and cause serious complications, so it’s important to seek prompt medical attention if any symptoms occur. If you have urinary urgency, painful urination, dark or cloudy urine, or bladder spasms, you can receive prompt and effective UTI treatment from the board-certified, UHealth – the University of Miami Health System physicians at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care in Miami, FL.
Normally, urine is sterile, which means that it is free of bacteria, viruses, and fungi, although it does contain waste products. A urinary tract infection can develop if bacteria from the digestive tract, such as E. coli, cling to the outer opening of the urethra (the tube through which urine passes out of the body) and multiply.
UTI treatment generally involves a course of antibiotic medications. Prior to recommending a specific UTI treatment, however, a physician at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care in Miami, FL, must identify the type of bacteria that is causing the infection. Usually, this is accomplished by evaluating the results of a urine test. In order to prevent bacteria from the genital area from tainting a urine sample and affecting the test results, we instruct our patients to provide a “clean catch” sample. This involves:
- Washing the hands with soap and water and drying them completely with a paper towel
- Thoroughly cleaning the genital area with antibacterial wipes
- Using a sterile specimen container
- Taking care not to touch the inside of the container or its cover
- Collecting a midstream urine sample into the container
In addition to the results of a urinalysis, the choice of drug and length of UTI treatment will also depend on the patient’s medical history and other individual factors.
If you’re experiencing uncomfortable UTI symptoms, turn to UHealth Jackson Urgent Care in Miami, FL, for prompt UTI treatment. With extended hours and several convenient locations with ample parking available, we make it easy for our patients to find fast relief. We do not require appointments, and we accept most health insurance plans.