Urinary Tract Infections in Children (cont.)
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When To Call a Doctor
Urinary tract infections (UTI) in infants and young children need early evaluation and treatment. Call your doctor if your child has:
Call the doctor if your child isn't feeling better within 48 hours after starting an antibiotic.
Watchful waiting is not appropriate if you suspect your child has a urinary tract infection. Untreated UTIs in children can lead to permanent kidney damage, high blood pressure, and other serious complications.
Who To See
The following health professionals can treat UTIs in children:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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