Picture of a stethoscope, vials of blood, and a clipboard with a piece of paper with "UTI Urinary Tract Infection" printed on it.If you’re experiencing the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI), turn to Erlanger ExpressCare for treatment. We’re a leading urgent care practice with an office located in Ringgold, Georgia, and we’re pleased to offer treatment for a wide range of non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, including UTIs. When you come in for UTI treatment, you can expect to be seen promptly, receive a personalized care plan, and be treated with the compassion and respect that we’ve come to be known for.

At-Home UTI Treatment Tips

Because most UTIs are caused by bacteria, treatment typically requires antibiotics. As such, it’s a good idea to visit a medical provider like the ones at Erlanger ExpressCare whenever you begin experiencing UTI symptoms. But until you can receive professional UTI treatment, you may want to try the following at-home remedies:

  • Drink plenty of water and unsweetened cranberry juice.
  • Eat lots of foods with high water content (e.g., cucumbers, lettuce, melons, and strawberries).
  • Avoid alcohol, artificial sweeteners, caffeine, and foods and beverages that are especially acidic, since these can all irritate the bladder.
  • Use the bathroom whenever you feel the urge.
  • Wear loose clothing.
  • Take a probiotic.

If you’re experiencing pain in your abdomen or pelvis, you can also take a warm bath or apply a warm compress. But be sure to consult with a medical provider before taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, since these have been shown to increase the risk of complications with kidney infections.

UTI Treatment Without the Need for an Appointment

At Erlanger ExpressCare, we want to make receiving UTI treatment as easy and convenient as possible for our patients. Rather than waiting for an appointment with another provider—and risking a more serious infection—you can walk into our Ringgold, GA, urgent care center whenever we’re open. We look forward to meeting with you and helping you achieve relief from your UTI symptoms.