Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Celia | 2010-09-05


Recurrent urine infections


My daugther is now 34 months old and had recurrent urine/bladder infections since she was 8 months old. last year only she had 8 infections and thus far this year she had 5 and I believe she is getting her 6th at the moment. As the toilet trips are very frequent and the urinating is of such a small amount.

We cant afford the drs anymore as she is been given so many antibiotics in the last months it scares me. The last dr said he expects she has a urine pipe problem. As for her diabetics tests came back clean.

We are so careful in what she eats, drinks and only wash with white soap and no bubblebath, we wipe her clean after every toilet visit but it still doesn''t help. I''m very concerned as I have been told it can cause long term dammage...

Please help I''m at my limit!!!

U can e-mail me the advise!!



Expert's Reply



I am amazed that after as many as 8 urinary system infections last year and 5 this year your daughter has not been properly tested and investigated up to now. She needs to have an ultrasound examination of her urinary system of her urinary system and kidneys and may need other tests as well to find out why she is getting such frequent infections.It would be best to have your daughter seen by a paediatrician with expertise in renal conditions in children. I know that you have seen several doctors but this is really very important.Please let me know what the specialist finds.

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Posted by: Celia | 2010-09-06

Thank you so much for the advice. I have taken her to the state hospital again, which is on strike. And walked into a wall again! They refused to believe me that she gets the recurrent uti''s. He (the nigerian dr) said he wanted her to come back 3 times before he will send her to urology department. He was willing to do the sonar on her but only after 2 visits and only if she still has an infection!! Now for me this is ridiculous... I am going to find her a peadatrician privately although I don''t have a medical aid.

She is complaining about tooth and ear pain, not eating (have not eaten today) and is running a slight fever during the day. The clinic gave me Zaloxy antibiotics to clear it up, she is used to it as she recieved it bout 10 times already.

Thanks again and I will come and give the results!!

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Posted by: Star | 2010-09-06

I have recently only started having the problem with my one twins. Was also advised and the white soap, plain toilet paper ect. The other advice I received was Cranberry juice. The last time she started complaining abou thte pain, I gave her alot of cranberry juice to drink and it faded. Worth a try. She is 8 years old so my advantage is she tells me when she feels it start and we handle it. I do remember that my gynae told me during one of my scans that one has a " vernoude blaaspypie"  sorry for the afr, so I figure it must have been her.

I would have it checked out, there must be a reason. the other reason for my twin is their school toilets, so I have advised her to not try and sit on the seats at school, but I doubt if that is goin to last. Good luck

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