Picture of wooden blocks spelling out "UTI."Are you experiencing the signs of a urinary tract infection (UTI)? Maybe it burns, itches, or stings when you urinate, or your urine smells foul, contains small blood clots, or appears cloudy, bright pink, red, or cola-colored. Perhaps you’re urinating more frequently than normal or experiencing urinary incontinence (leakage). UTI symptoms also might include a persistent urge to urinate accompanied by an inability to produce much urine.

Luckily, if you’re in Ooltewah, Tennessee, or the surrounding area, you won’t need to worry about making an appointment to get the UTI treatment you need. That’s because you can turn to Erlanger ExpressCare, a trusted practice that’s accredited by the Urgent Care Association (UCA) and affiliated with Erlanger Health System. We offer UTI treatment on a walk-in basis for our patients’ convenience.

What Does UTI Treatment Typically Involve?

Most UTIs are caused by bacteria, such as the E. coli bacteria that are commonly found in the large intestine. As such, UTI treatment usually involves taking an antibiotic. Because stopping an antibiotic before you’ve completed the full course of medication could cause an infection to return and become resistant to treatment, it’s important that you finish all prescribed doses.

Don’t Wait to Seek UTI Treatment

If you suspect that you might have a UTI, it’s important that you promptly consult with an experienced medical provider like the ones at Erlanger ExpressCare. If left untreated, a UTI can progress through the urinary system—affecting the urethra, bladder, ureters, and finally, the kidneys—and potentially become a life-threatening condition. Stop into our Ooltewah, TN, urgent care center today or call us at (423) 910-4060 with any questions.