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Learn how to manage your UTI symptoms until seeing a doctor

The waiting is the hardest part.

When you’re in the grips of the agony that comes along with a UTI, every second feels like an hour. Before you can see a doctor, or until the antibiotic starts to work, you have some options to keep the pain in check. 

FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE

If you’re just feeling the first hint of a UTI, you can get ahead of the infection with AZO Urinary Tract Defense®. It includes a pain reliever to help soothe and a powerful antibacterial agent to help control your infection. If you’re beyond that stage, relieve painful UTI symptoms FAST with an over-the-counter urinary pain reliever like AZO Urinary Pain Relief® or for a higher dose of the active ingredient, AZO Urinary Pain Relief® Maximum Strength.

Remember: There’s no over-the-counter cure for a UTI. Only your doctor can prescribe a UTI antibiotic to rid the bacteria causing the infection.

OTHER WAYS TO HELP MANAGE A UTI:

  • Drinking plenty of water may help to dilute your urine and help flush out bacteria that causes UTIs. 
  • Avoid coffee, alcohol and soft drinks that contain citrus juices and caffeine. They can irritate your bladder and aggravate your need to urinate. No thanks. 
  • Place a heating pad over your abdomen to help ease pressure and discomfort.
  • Once your UTI is treated, maintain a healthy urinary tract with a cranberry supplement from AZO, in the form of your choice: capletssoftgels or gummies.* Or try New AZO D-Mannose or AZO Dual Protection.

PHEW, IT’S OVER. BUT, WILL IT COME BACK? 

There’s good news … and there’s bad news. The bad news: one out of five women who get a UTI will get another one. (Source: US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health.) If you do get another UTI, speak with your doctor about UTI treatment options, he or she may prescribe a longer course of antibiotics or have other UTI treatment options for you. The good news: changing up some of your daily habits and following some of our tips above may also help you protect yourself. When it comes to keeping UTIs away, knowledge is power.