When Kids Suffer From UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)

Mye Domain's When Kids Suffer UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)
My KIKO when he's around 2 year old

Kids are prone to infections due to environmental factors, hygiene, activities such as playing and more often food intake.

Their immune systems are yet to mature. They are not exposed to as many bacteria and virus so they don't develop the antibodies that will fight those microorganisms. Although they have natural anti-bodies which are received through the placenta when they were born, they may acquire illness any time.

"When a baby is born, it has certain antibody-like proteins called immunoglobulins, which it has received through the placenta. Another very important one is received from its mother after it is born.

This immunoglobulin is called IgA and is present in the colostrum, the first part of mother's milk. It places itself on the mucus membranes of the baby's alimentary canal in order to help fight the bacteria that can cause gastroenteritis.

Babies do not start to produce their own IgA until around 6 months of age. By their first birthday they have between 15-17% of their adult level." - SOURCE


Of my 3 kids, Kiko seems to have the weakest immune system because he gets sick easily but I was able to breastfeed him for two months so, there's high percentage that he got the essential colostrum. The most common infections recorded in his "baby book": Upper Respiratory Tract InfectionTonsillitis and he was diagnosed with Urinary Tract Infection just a week ago.

 But HOW and WHY did he suffer from such disease?

I recalled his previous days' activities... He enjoyed swimming in the kiddie pool for long hours since the summer starts... the water might be contaminated. But how come his cousins who joined him were fine?  He also enjoyed playing outside with the kids in the neighborhood and he might be so pre-occupied, he forgot to pee... Is it because of his unpleasant habit of nail-biting? Do I have to feel guilty because I'm the only one attending to his toilet needs? OH my goodness! I have a slight OCD... over cleanliness might be the cause. NO WAY!

KIKO experienced the following symptoms:

  • Pain when urinating
  • Needing to go to the toilet frequently
  • Passing urine before getting to the toilet (incontinence or wetting)
  • Pain in the lower part of the stomach
  • Experiencing a burning pain when passing urine
  • Smelly urine

Although he had no fever during that time, I had to take him to the doctor for proper treatment. So, early morning of April 18 I collected his urine and had it examined and this is the result:


MyeDomain's Result of Urinalysis
Result of Urinalysis

Please don't mind the doodles in the document. Well, you know... Kiko is the culprit.

You can see that his urine is loaded with bacteria and the pus cells is less than 50, the normal is less than 5 so, obviously there's infection.


What is UTI?
Most UTIs are caused when bacteria infect the urinary tract, which is made up of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Each plays a role in removing liquid waste from the body. The kidneys filter the blood and produce urine; the ureters carry the urine from the kidneys to the bladder; and the bladder stores the urine until it is eliminated from the body through the urethra."

The doctor prescribed TRIZOLE (Cotrimoxazole) 400mg/80mg Antibacterial Suspension, 5ml, twice a day for one week. Thank God it's over! The symptoms were gone after 2 days.

I know how painful UTI is and I was worried for Kiko but he's OK now


7 comments:

  1. I hope Kiko is ok now and avoids future bout with UTi and have a healthier immune system.

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  2. whoah. i hope Kiko gets better already.. No blaming.. you are playing a good role as a mother.

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  3. one of the things my mother avoided me to have is UTI. good thing he is now okay.:)

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  4. I hope you can also post on treatment of UTI and what we can do at home to prevent it as well as treat it :)

    mahirap talaga pag may sakit ang kids no.. at sa lahat ng ayaw, it's UTI, ang taas kase ng lagnat pag UTI, nakakapraning

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  5. I also suffered from UTI. That pain when urinating and sometimes with blood was the hardest part for me. I just drink a lot of water then all my sufferings gone. However, I have to pee all the time haha!

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  6. Does he still wear diaper? Most of the time it is the cause of UTI in babies. Diapers should be worn at 4hours max. (I just heard it during one of our classes in pedia.)

    I'm glad he's fine now. :)

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  7. I have always been reminded by my mum to be careful on drinking caffeinated drinks and sodas, especially that i am a sucker for Coke! haha But most of all, i dont make pigil everytime I need to pee.

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