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How to treat urinary tract infection in kids?

Hi, my six year old daughter is continously suffering from urinary tract infections (2 in the last month) with temps of 40 degrees etc. She has had numerous over the last few years, have had ultra sounds etc and all came back clear. She also suffers from numerous ear infections, again many over the past few years and again all tests came back clear. Can you tell me if there is and relation between the two??? So fed up giving her antibiotics but it's the only thing that works.
Wed, 20 Apr 2016
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Dear Customer , This is Dr. S. Tomar from healthcaremagic.com's medical team and I ll be your medical Advisor for this question. First of all thank you for sharing your concern with us and showing trust on us.
UTIs are not uncommon in young children especially in girls. Dysfunctional voiding and infrequent urination are the most common causes behind such recurrent UTIs . Other causes behind recurrent UTIs in young children includes urinary tract anatomical anomalies causing vesicoureteral reflux , immune system problems .
I would insist you to encourage and teach your child to empty bladder as soon as she has to urge to go , it will help a lot in preventing such recurrent infections .
As far as ear infections are concerned so its not related with UTIs and needs proper treatment after inspection with ENT specialist .
If vesicoureteral reflux is causing such infections then small dose antibiotics could control such recurrent infections .
I would suggest you to consult this issue further with pediatric urologist and ENT specialist as well .

This is my initial response and discussion is open untill you have any query or need further clarification.
I wish you good health .
Thank you for your question and feel free to contact further for any question .
sincerely,
Dr. Shardendu Tomar
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