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What can I give my child for second UTI? Can I give Azo?

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My 5 year old has a second UTI. Is there anything over the counter that I can give her that is safe like Azo?

Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  D. Baron, MD replied 9 years ago.

The UTI requires antibiotics. Medications like azo are only for the pain and burning symptoms and do not treat the infection. Azo can be given to children at a dose of 2mg/lb of body weight. Your daughter must also be on antibiotics. A urinary tract infection cannot be treated with cranberry juice or over the counter medications. Untreated UTI can lead to pyelonephritis, a more serious kidney infection.