Urinary Tract Infections In Infants Aged 11 Months?
My child is 11 months old and has been exposed to a urinary tract infection that makes him become hot, even though he has not used diapers since he was first contacted, why does it happen repeatedly, what should I do so that the incident does not recur again. love please answer
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Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a general term for bacterial growth in the urinary tract. This disease is the second most common cause of fever in children aged less than 2 years. The incidence rate reaches 5% in this age group. More occur in girls.
Risk factors for UTI are urinary flow disorders that can cause mechanical or functional blockages, for example: backflow of urine from the bladder to the ureter (connecting the kidney and bladder), urinary tract stones, urinary innervation problems, urinary obstruction, or urinary obstruction other urinary tract anatomical abnormalities. The risk of UTI will increase if the hygiene of the child's genital area is not good.
Therefore, there are several recommendations to prevent UTI in children, including:
Avoid the habit of holding urine Use baby diapers that are disposable Keep the genital area wetness, including by wiping the genital area after urinating Keep adequate fluid intake Do not hesitate to consult with your doctor or pediatrician if the disease recurs. To enrich insight, you can read articles about UTI. Such is our explanation. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.