my 8 month old duaghter has a bug in her urine and has to take trimethoprim twice a day. i want to know how she got it and if this is the correct dose?
12 Apr 2013
Dirty diapers. Kaismama is right. Little girls can contract UTI's easily because the urinary opening is above the vaginal opening and stool comes in contact with this area when a baby girl has a bowel movement in her diaper. Always be sure that when you change diapers that you clean your daughter by wiping from front to back. Never wipe from her anal region forward to the vaginal region-you always want to wipe from vaginal area to anal area (butt). This helps to prevent bacteria from the anal region being dragged forward to the vaginal area. UTI's are primarily caused by E. Coli which is found in stool. Be sure to offer your daughter lot of watered juice and also plain water. Babies need water just as adults do. This will help dilute her urine and also keep the urinary system flushed out. Her antibiotic dose sounds correct to me. Her Dr. should know how much to give.
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