Can Urinary Tract Infections In Infants Of 4 Months Recover Completely With Antibiotics?
Halo..I want to ask? My baby is 4 months old. HT has been affected by the urinary tract. And from the positive lab results, there are bacteria and crystals and turbid … can it be completely cured by giving antibiotics recommended by pediatricians for 2 week gradually. as well as what should I do and abstain from food and drink patterns so as not to be severe in my baby. the problem is that my baby only consumes breast milk without formula. Thank you in advance.
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Basically, urinary tract infections in infants must also be treated with antibiotic therapy. If indeed your pediatrician has prescribed antibiotics, you should give these antibiotics to children according to the recommendations of their child's doctor. Urinary tract infections in infants under 12 months are very common (can occur in male or female infants). If urinary tract infections occur frequently (occur repeatedly), then your pediatrician will suggest additional examinations to look for possible anatomic abnormalities in the baby's urinary tract that can be a cause of recurrent infections in the child's urinary tract.
Regarding eating or drinking patterns, because right now your child is only 4 months old, there is nothing you need to change from his diet / drink. Children under 6 months are advised to be given exclusive breastfeeding (more recommended) or formula milk. No food or other drinks may be given to children at this age. Some things you can do:
Try to change your child's diaper more often
Immediately change the child's diaper if the child defecates
When the child defecates, clean the genitals from the front (from the genitals) towards the back (towards the anus). Don't clean it from back to front because doing this can cause bacterial contamination from the digestive tract to the urethra
Avoid cleaning the child's pubic area with wet tissue containing alcohol or fragrance that might irritate the skin
If you notice irritation in the pubic area of the child (for example, children experience diaper rash, rash due to dry air, seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, etc.), treat this condition immediately.
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