Antibiotics are the main way to treat a UTI. These will get rid of the infection. Other methods will help ease symptoms caused by the UTI.

UTI treatment includes:

MedicationsLifestyle changesAlternative and complementary treatments

Surgery isn’t used to treat a UTI. It may be used if your health problems lead to repeated UTIs. These may be kidney or bladder stones, ureteral reflux, a prolapsed bladder, or an enlarged prostate.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrienne Carmack, MD
  • Review Date: 09/2018 -
  • Update Date: 09/20/2018 -