Urinary Tract Infections In Childhood Prevention
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How to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections In Childhood
To help reduce your child's chances of developing a urinary tract infection, take the following steps:
- Talk to your child's doctor about surgery if your child has an abnormality of the urinary system.
- Make sure that girls learn to wipe from front to back.
- Encourage your child to go to the bathroom frequently-at least several times a day.
- If your child has recurrent UTIs, the doctor may prescribe antibiotics to prevent the infection.
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