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    UTI Treatment Question for SCI Nurse

    Hi, my five-year-old daughter Emma has had recurring problems with UTIs. I read on another thread where you advised treatment when experiencing fever, chills, AD or elevated white count in your blood (not urine). I was wondering if you would reccommend treating UTIs that cause incontinence (on Ditropan) for more than three days? Emma takes 4ml of Ditropan/3 x per day.

    If you are sure it is an infection (and not a change in her bladder), and if the treatment is based on a proper culture and sensitivity of the urine (C&S) then treatment for 7-10 days is probably warrented, since this is symptomatic. It would be best to discuss this with her urologist.

    Is is 4 mg. of Ditropan 3X daily she is taking?

    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.