Urinary Tract Infection
What is a Urinary Tract Infection?
Lower urinary tract symptoms also known as LUTS are common in women of all ages, especially between the ages of 40 to 60. For most women, the symptoms come and go, but they can be ongoing and interfere with normal life. At Puri Pharmacy, our pharmacists are experts in diagnosing and treating Urinary Tract Infections.
Signs and Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are very common among women. They are normally caused by a bacterial infection in the bladder. A UTI can cause:
- Lower stomach pain
- A soreness or burning sensation when you pass urine.
- A feeling you need to pass urine more often.
- A feeling that you need to pass urine urgently.
- The urine may look cloudy or have blood in it.
Visit the Pharmacy First
Pharmacy First allows patients to access FREE advice and treatment for uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection in women aged between 16 and 64 at Puri Pharmacy in Southall and Hillingdon. You do not need a Doctors appointment and you can simply walk into either of our branches.
At a consultation with our expert pharmacist, we will discuss your symptoms and medical history and may ask for a urine sample to be brought to the pharmacy. If you have symptoms that require antibiotics, we can provide you Nitrofurantoin for 3 days. In most cases, UTIs last 5 to 7 days and typically do not require antibiotics.
We will refer you to your GP if you are:
- Have a urinary catheter
- Have recurrent UTI (2 episodes in last 6 months, or 3 episodes in last 12 months)
Book an Appointment
If you have symptoms of an infection, you can contact us either in person or by phone.
Our pharmacist will discuss your symptoms and medical history and may ask for a urine sample to be brought to the pharmacy.
If appropriate we can provide you with antibiotics to treat the infection.