Urinary Tract Infection

A UTI (cystitis) is caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract and is easily treated with a short course of antibiotics in females aged 14 and over.

About Urinary Tract Infections:

Urinary tract infections (UTI or cystitis) are common in women. Most urine infections are due to bacteria that come from your own digestive tract and enter your urinary tract. They are usually easily treated with a short course of antibiotics.  

Typical symptoms include pain/stinging when passing urine and the urge to pass urine more frequently. You may also have a fever, blood in your urine, and discomfort in your lower tummy. Often there is no test required for UTIs to be treated as they have classic symptoms. However, in some cases a urine sample may be required to confirm the infection and which antibiotic is required to treat it.  

UTIs in men and children can be more complex to assess and treat and we do not have the resources to treat these at WeCare Now - please see your usual doctor.

How can we help?

Our clinicians can offer treatments and advice for urinary tract infections, tailored to you. Your treatment pack may include antibiotics and simple pain relief.

Who can we treat?

Females aged 14 years and older.

Treatments offered include: 

  • Nitrofurantoin tablets (antibiotic)
  • Cephalexin tablets (antibiotic)
  • Paracetamol tablets
  • Ibuprofen tablets