Urinary Tract Infection

Our Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) service is a free NHS service available to women aged 16-64 who can make an appointment to see our Independent Prescribing pharmacist who can prescribe medication  if necessary to treat the condition.

What is a UTI?

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are one of the most common bacterial infections seen in female patients, with over 40 per cent of women likely to suffer from one in their lifetime.

Symptoms of a UTI include:

  • Burning or stinging sensation on passing urine
  • Needing to pass urine frequently or urgently
  • Cloudy urine
  • Passing small amounts of urine often

Causes of UTIs

Urinary Tract Infections are typically caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract. Some common risk factors for UTIs include:

– Female anatomy

– Sexual activity

– Urinary tract abnormalities

– Weakened immune system

– Use of certain types of birth control

UTI Treatment at Cyncoed Pharmacy

Urinary Tract Infection

At Cyncoed Pharmacy, we offer a variety of UTI treatment options to help you feel better quickly. Our healthcare professionals will evaluate your symptoms and medical history to determine the best treatment plan for you. Some treatment options may include:

– Antibiotics

– Pain relief medication

– Increased fluid intake

– Probiotics

Preventing UTIs

While UTIs are common, there are steps you can take to prevent them from occurring. Some tips to reduce your risk of UTIs include:

– Wiping front to back after using the bathroom

– Urinating after sexual activity

– Drinking plenty of fluids

– Avoiding irritants such as scented products in the genital area

If you are experiencing symptoms of a UTI, don’t wait to seek treatment. Our clinical expert Hayley at Cyncoed Pharmacy in Cardiff is here to provide prompt and effective UTI treatment to help you feel better and prevent complications. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

If you are a female between the ages of 16-64 with any of the symptoms above, book a FREE appointment to see our pharmacist.

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