Global Congress on Infectious Diseases & HIV/AIDS
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Recurrent Paediatric Urinary Tract Infection in School Going Girl

Alok Thakur*
Centre for Chronic Diseases, India 

Citation: Thakur A (2020) Recurrent Paediatric Urinary Tract Infection in School Going Girl. SciTech Infectious Diseases 2020. Mauritius 

Received: December 24, 2019         Accepted: December 26, 2019         Published: December 26, 2019

Abstract

A nine years old girl student of a reputed school was suffering from frequent urinary tract infection (UTI) every 4-5 months since the age of about 7 years. Every time she had UTI, she was down with high fever in the vicinity of 104oF and missed school at least for a week or two. Consultant general physician and urologist treated her after routine laboratory investigations with antibiotics and antipyretics. Though subject recovered in time but showed symptoms of acute weakness that make her unable to concentrate on studies for another week or ten days. Despite adequate hygiene at home and school, it was not immediately evident the source of infection. On deep investigation, it was revealed that toilets at home and school were shared and sometimes used by adults as well; there were some more reports of UTI in other students. Moreover, there was no facility at home for sun drying of laundry and that provided fertile environment for E.Coli and other UTI bacteria. Parents were advised to resolve these issues by using laundry disinfectant on regular basis, illuminating drying area with ultraviolet light  and hot ironing of panties.  Moreover, child was told to report even slightest discomfort like pain, burning or irritation around urethra or in passing urine and in such conditions two or three doses of homeopathic medicines like Belladonna and Arnica in the form of 2 sugar pills each were recommended. This is keeping the child hale and hearty without disruption in studies.