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Ugh -- Another UTI ?
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MrsWhiteCastle posted:
I think Emily has ANOTHER UTI. I wish I knew what was causing these. This is her 4th or 5th one in the last 9 months. I've only had 1 in my entire life, so I don't know that much about them. It is normal to get them this often?

The poor thing would cry every time she went to the bathroom yesterday. She also didn't want to drink because she knew it would make her have to go to the bathroom more. I just felt so sorry for her.
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seeit2 responded:
Aw, I'm sorry to hear that. Does the doc have any more input as to why so many? Have you considered a urologist or other specialist - or does that seem like overkill?
Esmerelda Supercalifragilistic (40) DD (5) DS (1) Just eat it, will ya
 
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mommyofthree745 replied to seeit2's response:
I have an idea what your going through.My dd went through the same thing, she had her first one when she was 2. She got so sick she had a fever over 104. and had to go the hospital. By her fourth one the Dr said that if she got another one she would have to have a test done, I cant remeber the name of it. luckily she never had another one. I used to dilude cranberry juice and give it to her a couple times a day. No idea if that helped but it was worth a try.
 
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Mainemommy replied to mommyofthree745's response:
There could be something wrong with her kidney's or it could be intersial cystist (know I didn't spell that right) your uretha can get irriated by stuff like alcohol for me OJ I used to get them a lot I took vitamin C Cranberry extract suppliment Vitamin E but I was an adult if it was all in my head so what it seemed to help. have you witnessed her bathroom practices lately? Tight clothes ( the late80's early 90's) i know spandex and tight capris are back.
Steph 37 DH 42 DD 9 Asthma eczema and allergies DS 5 Eczema and milk allergy Backwards in High Heels
 
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sarah0323 responded:
Poor baby. I hope she gets over it quickly.
Me 32,DD 11, DS1 7, DS2 5, DS3 4, DD2 3 months
 
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MrsWhiteCastle responded:
Thanks for the suggestions! I think I'm going to start giving her cranberry juice on a regular basis. I didn't know tight clothes might have any impact. Maybe I'll go up to the next size underpants for her, and see if that makes her more comfortable.

She has had testing done. She had an ultrasound and a VCUG this year. It was NOT pleasant, but I am so glad now that we did it. Everything came back fine. Thank goodness!

The pedi said that some women and girls just get UTIs often. He said that if she gets to a point where she is consistently getting them more often (like every month or every other month) he may consider putting her on a preventative medicine she would take every day. I think I would try a urologist or specialist before I did that. Her last UTI was in May, so I fear that we are headed in that direction.

The good news is that for some strange reason, Emily loves the taste of the medicine. (The pedi said most kids hate it.) That's my crazy kid! :)
Emily (6) Elizabeth (4)
 
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mommyofthree745 replied to MrsWhiteCastle's response:
VCUG that was the test I was trying to think of. Try the cranberry juice and hopefuly it will help. I hope she feels better soon.
 
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mommyofthree745 replied to mommyofthree745's response:
Oh and I forgot to mention that bubble bath can also cause urinary tact infections. I never knew that until I read the label on bubble bath that I was going to purchase at walmart. It had a warning on it that said using more than the recomended amount could cause irritation or urinary tract infections. Needless to say I did not purchase and have Aveeno body wash ever since.
 
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MrsWhiteCastle replied to mommyofthree745's response:
I knew that about bubble bath. In fact, I think just sitting in a tub of water gives her one. One pedi said it did, one said it didn't. You know how that goes....

I'll have to try the Aveeno body wash, though. I hadn't thought about trying a different shampoo/body wash for her showers.
Emily (6) Elizabeth (4)
 
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jlynnpaine responded:
Lurking from 2 year board. I suffered from repeat UTIs like your DD from the time I was an infant. It was awful. I had a lot of testing done as well. In the last couple of years, I haven't had one (knock on wood!) whereas I used to get one every month or two. I take cranberry supplements religiously, drink a ton of water, and try to urinate frequently so that the bacteria doesn't sit in my bladder for any longer than necessary.

Aveeno is really good soap and if you can try to wait till the end of her bath to wash her hair and body, then she won't be sitting in the water with the soap while she plays. That may help some. Also, if she's swimming, the minute that she's done, change her into dry clothes. The dampness of the swimsuit can cause a UTI very easily.

Also, you can ask her doctor about this pills that will help with the pain she's experiencing until her antibiotics have a chance to kick in. I don't remember what they're called, but they turn the urine yellow/orange after taking them and help so much with the burning sensation when you pee.

I really hope you can get them under control for her soon. They're just miserable.
 
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Mainemommy replied to jlynnpaine's response:
I 2nd Jlpaine also close your eyes and pretend this isn't probably me I mean Some people have a more senstive area the urthea and all the stuff crammed in those sq inches ARE NOT FRIENDS!!! Sometimes I htink children can mistake pain. I can't wear colored underwear check her pants undies clothes for tight ness. If she can do it no undies at night NO TALC there science has provin it migrates and cause cancer later. cornstarch the hotter outside the hotter near by. I have heard no soap wipe with mineral oil and cotton balls I have heard treat it like a face senstive (like Dove) and only water (ok for her age) We still use baby wipes around here if you do or fancy potty wipes ditch them FABRIC Softner [I have seen what it does to the eczema can't be good for V's either> This seems like a lot and unneeded but HEy if 1 of these quirky easy to stop things help
Steph 37 DH 42 DD 9 Asthma eczema and allergies DS 5 Eczema and milk allergy Backwards in High Heels
 
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nursingbug replied to jlynnpaine's response:
pyridium- that is the urinary pain relief med. They have it over the counter for adults, probably not for kids though, hopefully the pedi could give you a prescription for it.


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