Urinary Tract Infection Specialist

Rajesh Mareshwari, MD -  - Urgent Care

Lathrop Urgent Care

Rajesh Mareshwari, MD

Urgent Care & Primary Care Physician located in Lathrop, CA

At Lathrop Urgent Care, Dr. Rajesh Mareshwari and his staff can successfully diagnose and treat urinary tract infections, as well as STDs and other types of infections. The facility serves the residents of many California communities, including Manteca and Lathrop.

Urinary Tract Infection Q & A

What Causes a Urinary Tract Infection?

Urinary tract infections are often caused by an increase of bacteria in the bladder. This can occur as a result of an illness or the use of medications that lower the body's resistance to bacterial infection. The eColi bacteria that is found in certain foods and in certain areas of the body, can find its way into the urethra, up into the bladder and eventually to the kidneys. This type of bacteria is one of the main causes of urinary tract infections and is commonly caused by poor hygiene. Improper wiping after using the restroom can be a leading cause of this type of infection. Using sanitary wipes and wiping from front to back can lower the risk of a possible urinary tract infection.

Can Urinary Tract Infections be Prevented?

Urinary tract infections can be prevented in most cases. Proper bathroom hygiene is one of the most effective ways of controlling exposure to the eColi bacteria that normally causes urinary tract infections. Wiping from front to back keeps the bacteria away from the urethra, preventing it from moving upward into the bladder. Individuals who have been diagnosed with higher than normal blood sugar levels or diabetes are often more susceptible to this type of infection. Controlling the amount of sugar in the diet can also reduce the risk of constant or recurring urinary tract infections.

How are Urinary Tract Infections Treated?

Urinary tract infections are most commonly treated with one or more rounds of antibiotics. Individuals who are prone to urinary tract infections may need an additional round of antibiotics to prevent the infection from returning. Pain medications may be able to reduce the discomfort associated with the infection. One of the more common home remedies many people often use in addition to the antibiotics is cranberry juice. Cranberry juice is high in Vitamin C and also has been proven to be effective when it comes to destroying the eColi bacteria that is responsible for most urinary tract infections.

Insurance

At Lathrop Urgent Care, we strive to make our urgent care service affordable for you. For this reason, we accept all major insurances and HMO's. If you have questions about which insurance is accepted, please call our office.

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